Stihl Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buddhaman, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. buddhaman

    buddhaman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    What is the best Stihl blower, either hand held or backpack? Finally have a dealer here. Only other options before were department store ones. What did you like and what did you not like? Also looking for a new trimmer.

    Thanks
     
  2. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Posts: 132

    I have the new Stihl BR550 4mix. I was'nt to sure about this new 4mix thing untill I bought the blower. I love it. It does everything that the old blowers can do but its not as loud and does'nt use near as much gas as the older 2cycles. I think in a few years you wont see any real complete 2cycles anymore. The EPA is cracking down on the manufactors to make everything meet the new standards. As far as trimmers. You cant go wrong with the FS80 for just trimming. If you want something a little bigger and stronger step up to the 90 or 110.
     
  3. buddhaman

    buddhaman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    I prefer not mix oil and gas. I have a Dolmar now that is a decent trimmer. Stihl dealer also sells Dolmar and Husqvarna.
     
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Just go with the Husky line and don't look back!!!!!:walking:
     
  5. marckxman

    marckxman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    I love it when someone asks for info on a specific brand and JA's come in with crap like, "Get this different brand " or some similar nonsense.

    Give people some credit for having a clue before they ask their question. Maybe they already have a dealer they like, or they have demo'd some equip, or they have had good experience witha brand.

    Sorry about the rant but whenever some asks about a brand it just gets so preditable that some fool will come in with a "Get this brand instead because I am so much smarter" type response. It just gets old so fast.
     
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    BR600 dude...best there is.
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    The BR600 is the brute of Stihl's lineup. I have one and I like everything about it except for the gas cap.

    BTW, if you don't like mixing oil and gas (I think that's what you were trying to say above) then you won't like anything Stihl has. Their 4 Mix engines use the same gas/oil mix as their 2 stroke engines.
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I have actually come to like the gas cap. It doesnt leak at all where the old ones could once they got older.
     
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Ditto. As far as trimmers go the FS100RX & FS90R seem to be the 2 most popular units. If your looking for an awesome stick edger look no further than the FC110.

    Rob
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    i have come to love the br600 too-even the gas cap! the straps could have a little more padding . it makes so much torque it feels like it wants to come off your back
     

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