Stihl BR 500, 550 or 600

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

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now, I love my Husky blower, but it can't even come close to moving debris like those vids, and if you weren't impressed by that 3 pt blower, I guess there's nothing made that will impress you.

    I have a rotary broom for the front of my CUT that I can use for heavy gravel in lots, and I can use it on lawns too. I have it set correctly to sweep the surface without damaging the turf. It rides on gauge wheels that float left-right and up-down. Still, I use my BP for amost all of it because it blows that hard.
     
  3. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Once again you are exactly right. And can explain it better than I can .
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would use a rotary broom for rocks. Much faster than a blower. Again wet heavy leaves need volume to move. Sure I blow out beds and tight spots with a backpack blower and even 1/4 acre lots. But if you want to move some serious leaves on big clean ups a stand on or wb blower will win every time.
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  5. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes my 580BTS would by what I saw .That is too circumstances .When he is backing ,pulling up .I would be getting ahead. I must be one of the few people really know how to run a blower. I have been using one sense 1990. Has I said before on what jobs I now that thing would be total worthless. And I have a 22cf. PECO vac. when I need it . And BOBCAT with a bucket if need to do some serious clean up.
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LOL!!! Whats next? A tarp is faster than a leaf loader?? With a 10 yard leaf box? That stand-on blower could clear more acres in a day than you could do in a week with a BP blower, lawn vac and a bobcat bucket! Guess you have never done a North East fall clean up!!
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  7. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://www.husqvarna.com/us/accessories/product-accessories/trimmer-attachments/sweeper-attachment/
    Is this you are talking about ? If so I have look at them before and I don't need it.
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hurricane-X...160759240?pt=Leaf_Blowers&hash=item3a7a590bc8
    Ok will admit I a US $8,999.00 Hurricane X3 25 HP Stand On Hydro Blower will out do my 580BTS on a Big open parking lot but the one's I do NO WAY. AT (795 Lbs, 4'7" Tall, 3'3" Wide, 5'2" Long) that's to big to go threw the gate. To most backyards I do.
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I will agree with you there. I will use BP blowers for anything 1/4 acre or less. And gated yards.
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