Stihl BR550 AND 600

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by The Cutting Edge, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
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    Hey Has Anyone Had Any Problems Out Of Their Br 550 Or 600, I Recently Took Mine To The Dealer After Purchasing It About A Month Ago And They Sad The Short Block Was Fuct And That Stihl Has Been Having This Problem With All Of Them. Mine Was Making A Horrible Rattling Sound... Just Wondering If Anyone Else Has Ran Into This Problem?
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    No problems as of yet.
  3. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Best blower I have ever had. Always starts on the first or second pull. Power is great and not too heavy. I would recommend these units any day of the week.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    To add to what Corrie mentioned, yes, choke on, first pull and it fires right up, flip choke off and start blowing.
  5. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Posts: 90

    first pull and it starts all the time. no problems and i love it
  6. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    Mine usally take 3 or 4 puls first thing in the morning then it's good to go all day. Great blower!!!
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Compared to.....? How much use is on yours?
  8. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    We have three BR600's on their second season with no problems yet.

  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    yes that problem is common. look it up on here someone posted pics of the engine failure and a bunch of stuff mine had a valve drop and had the topend replaced under warranty
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,327

    I have been waiting to try ....your experience is much better than what I hear from our area. How many hours on these units? What oil do your run?

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