Stihl BR 500, 550 or 600

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by lil, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea.. Ridin should love that...
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  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Was kind of like doing it on a water bed, but without the water bed.
     
  3. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is from a book"I remember Heidi laughing, screaming, banging stuff, flying across the room (with or without assistance from her father), standing on top of tables, climbing cabinets, swinging on doors. Seldom crying but when she did nothing was held back. "Is what my blower going to do is what you are saying LOL.:dizzy:
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    The more I think about it, the more she was like the 580...did I mention that the 580 is an excellent blower?
     
  5. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    Anything I need to know about the 580 as for break in ,running ,maintenance,nozzles ,whatever and what will help for the rocks on a parking lot?
     
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    It should be able to blow cobbles on a parking lot. Seriously. Not much for break in. Just don't run it at steady rpms for long periods at first. The throttle response on mine was a little sluggish at first. It will be powerful for sure at first but the power will increase a bit after it breaks in...5 to 10 tanks or so. I like a longer blower tube so I bought an extra intermediate tube for blowing out drainage ditches and to have more pinpoint control at times, but usually I use it in the factory configuration. The tubes will be tight as hell at first...almost a 2 person job to put them on/take them off. Oh, there is a flat high velocity nozzle that comes with it too. I find it almost unuseable at any significant throttle...it just torques the tube too hard...just too hard to hold it.

    P.S. - Maintenance, not much. I've cleaned my foam pre-filter a couple times, stays amazingly clean. Still on the original plug.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey, as long as that comment from Darryl in my signature makes me laugh, IT STAYS!

    Besides, I don't know how many X rated signatures they'll allow me to post.:laugh::laugh:
     
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sigh.............
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    You just keep servin' 'em up, and I'll keep catchin' 'em.:drinkup:
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's ok....all in good fun. The one you just snagged didn't even occur to me though...good eye! Yes, their is such a thing as torquing your tube too hard. :laugh::laugh::laugh::drinkup:
     

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