Which one stihl br380 or br420?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ncvarmint, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Hello all,
    I just sold my br600 as i did not like the 4mix engine, and also did not need that kind of power hardly ever. I use the blower for around the house as well as my jobs. I want a true 2 stroke, and the br380 and br420 is a good enough size for me. When i am doing work around my house, the longer it take the more i like it as i like using a blower, so speed does not matter all that much.
    I can get the br420 for $435otd
    or the br 380 for $342 otd
    or a very lightly used br380 and another stihl dealer for $282 otd
    I am kinda leaning towards the br420 as it is discontinued
    thanks for any help
  2. frameslawn

    frameslawn LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 117

    If power is not an issue, why not get a handheld
  3. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    cause i want a bp blower, the handhelds are a little too weak
  4. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    The bigger handheld, 86 I think. Has plenty of blow, uses less fuel, is lighter and cheaper. I have both and always grab the hand held first, only use the backpack for long leaf jobs.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Flip a coin.
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  6. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    If your used to the power of the 600 - then you may be happier with the power of a 420, over the 380.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,206

    I woul d go with 420 I never heard of the other model ...I thought it was 400. Anyway the 420 is a solid machine best one stihl has ever made.
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,184

    The only difference between the 380 and the 420 is in the tube size. Both use the exact same engine that are carbed the exact same as well, so they both turn up the same power.

    I'd take either one. It depends on whether or not you want higher CFM's or higher MPH's.

    The 380 has 471 CFM, and 183 MPH, while the 420 has 524 CFM and 174 MPH.

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 680

    Get a Stihl BR 420 because it is a MAGNUM.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  10. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    thanks guys
    i am going to look at the br420 tomorrow

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