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Stihl BR 500, 550 or 600

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

  1. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    I will get a full test tomorrow ,but today I did a start up and I see that I need to fix throttle hold so it not be so easy to kill it . And it is a BIG BOY :laugh:
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    There is a detent on the cruise control that you'll get used to not pushing past after you shut it off by accident a half dozen times. I wish they'd make it a bit harder of a push past idle to turn it off though.
     
  3. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    I will play with it to tomorrow some before I put a screw in the cruise control or a spring on it .I did not get a flat nozzle with my blower .Rain today so did not get to run it mush but what running I did do it sounds like big dirt bike. :laugh: So fare I LOVE it.



    Look at this.


    http://www.husqvarna.com/us/support/extended-warranty-program/
    for non-income producing personal use or household purposes, excluding commercial, agricultural ,I don't use it for income ,I use it for fun:laugh::laugh:
     
  4. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    I cut one today (2/8/13) I use all my all toys the HU800AWD,224L,and yes the 580BTS all works AWESOME I could not be more please in the performance of every thing . As for the blower it was super fast did a hole yard clean up whit lots of beds still only use 1/2 tank of gas. I did not accidently kill it even one time so I will not fool with the cruise control .:clapping:
     
  5. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    This is a pic of my 580BTS ,224L,MZ6128ZT the HU800AWD will do later .

    580bts.jpg
     
  6. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    The more I run it the more I am blown a way by it .:laugh::laugh: I did 2 parking lot that has been taking me 8 hour of work to do but with the 580BTS I did in 2 1/2 hour and on one tank of gas :cool2:


    I did kill it one time by accident :cry:
    How do you take off the blower ?
    I like to back up to my truck tailgate and set the blower on the tailgate then undo the straps .:drinkup:
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I do the same thing sometimes to take it off. Do you find it pretty comfortable considering how big and heavy it is? I think they did an excellent job on the harness system.
     
  8. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    Yes it pretty comfortable considering how big and heavy it is .

    It will be end of the year for fall clean up that I will get use as mush as did on Friday blowing off 2 parking lot full of rocks and is was only 2 1/2 hours.
    I did not feel fatigued in any way.

    When I was close to the road, I would turn so every one would see the blower :laugh::laugh: Look at my big blower :laugh::laugh:

    I clean it up and put Armor All on it .:drinkup:
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,852

    I clean mine up well every single time/day I use them. I like my stuff to look new as long as possible. i have stuff that is 20+ years old that looks like new. Nothing wrong with taking good care of expensive equipment.
     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Had you bought the right blower for the job you could have done it in 30-45 mins.
     

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