Buy a Stihl BR 600 or not

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John_Deere Nut, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is this because you own one and have never used a 600? I am curious as I love my husky trimmers, loved my husky blower also untill I tried both the 8000 and 600. I can tell you the 600 beat the 8000 hands down in all catigories. weight, power, comfort, and quietness. blew the same brick farther than the 8000. Now I have had 2 back plate failures with my 600 but I can tell you my service is great from my dealer and after the first one they started stocking back plates just in case.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,085

    We stayed with the BR420 mainly because they are tried and proven. I didn't like the fact that you can't remove the end tube on 600 for getting into tight places. We hang our units from the straps and I see a lot of comments about that being a problem. We bought a 13HP Billygoat WB for the big blowing jobs.
     
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    ed, Try a 600 and you'll see the light lol. Seriously I thought I would never give up my Echo PB650 but, I got a chance to try out a BR600 when the first came out at my dealer and that sealed the deal. My 650 then decided it was not going to play nice and the throttle cable broke and I needed to work the next day so I went out and bought a BR600. Every time I use this machine I'm amazed that such power comes out of such a lightweight package.

    Rob
     
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I will not buy another one. We have three of them and all three of them have had engine failure under warranty. I have seen others at the dealer w/ the same problem. Stihl knows about the problem, and it is supposed to be fixed, but who knows. The backs are not strong either, all of ours are broke. Echo is a much sturdier more reliable blower.
     
  5. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    I own both the Stihl BR600 and Redmax EBZ8000. For everyday use to remove grass clippings, the Stihl is better as it is lighter, better ergonomically and more fuel efficient. However, when it comes to fall cleanups, the Redmax 8000 wins. It has more power than the Stihl and during leaf cleanups, that's were you really notice it. I've tried a lot of blowers and I've yet to see one move leaves like the Redmax. Best of luck.
     
  6. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    REDMAX 8000
     
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    OK,OK,OK, we get it already you like the 8000. So what? I like the BR600 as do many others and if I needed more power to move leaves I'd buy a WB blower and not another BP.

    Rob
     
  8. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    You are wrong, I was going to get a street blower or needed a bigger backpack.I bought a 8000 and then another but I have not had to buy street blower as of yett and I can tell you a 8000 with a good operator can blow 30% faster than your standard backpack 7001 and I do some serious cleanups. Sreet blowers in most cases just make a mess.
     
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    OK, What ever you say dude. I really don't feel like arguing with you about a BP vs a WB blower.

    Rob
     
  10. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    REDMAX 8000
     

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