Stihl Backpack Blower Help!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BBallkid42, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
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    Looking into purchasing a new Stihl backpack blower. Narrowed my options down to the 430, 550, and 600. Any experience with any of these would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    anything less than the 600 is a waste. yes it costs more. you will thank yourself later.
     
  3. turbo5560

    turbo5560 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    agreed, buy a 600 and don't look back. i got three 600's and love them!
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    600 magnum, best stihl blower ever.
     
  5. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 373

    BR600 all the way
     
  6. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Ryobi backpack blower
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    4 out of 5 tell you Stihl 600....
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,138

    Hold on there.....the 600 is still FAILING in our market buy the 420 it is a 2 stroke. And if you think it isn't powerful enough get the big Echo since it is a 2 stroke. I seen another 600 last week that had a busted sump and not cost effective to repair. Nobody would buy a used one in our area.
     
  9. dreamscapes29

    dreamscapes29 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 600 and it works great! Been running it almost 4 years! and no problems yet!
     
  10. JABBERS

    JABBERS LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 459

    600 on the way. My kids use my 420. I even do cleanups in the spring with it, i blow all the sticks and dead grass. I bought mine when they first come out and last year I replaced the carburetor with a new and improved one. I have push blowers I never use because the 600 is that good.
     

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