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Any news on the new Stihl BR600 backpack?...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcplace2004, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    I know it is new and I am waiting until I hear something on it...has anyone had a chance to try it out in detail...I know leaf season is still around the corner, but there is still big debris out there at times that needs a big blower...Let me tell you though, I absolutely like my BG85C...it is a monster of a handheld at 459 cfm at the tube...I always use the big tube on it, not the narrow one...I am amazed at the power the thing has...redmax puts out a good handheld also...I am still trying to decide between redmax and stihl (the new 600) on the backpacks...Now, they say it is 712 at the tube, but I understand that there are many variables and standards that can be different from one company to the other on a product...
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I purchased the new BR600 three weeks ago. Everything seems to be okay, thusfar. Very powerful.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I'm grtting on to replace my 650. i just got a 4mix weed wacker and i love it.
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I will be replacing a BR400 with the 600, when the leaves start to Fall.
  5. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Traded in my new 550 on for the 600. Just as I suspected, Love It! Tons of power.

  6. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,198

    I just bought the Redmax EBZ8000 and love it. The Stihl BR600 was not out when I bought the Redmax but I am sure it is good. Try both out and see which one is better. What I don't understand about the air volume of the BR600 is how the 64.8 cc engine on it can produce 712 cfm at the pipe whereas the 72 cc engine on the Redmax produces 688 cfm at the pipe. How can a smaller engine produce more air volume? Can anyone help?
  7. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    the standards of testing cfm are different amongst the various companies...I just like Stihl and hope to get the blower once I have had a chance to hear more on its power...the redmax dealer here is pathetic--sales and service...they push echo anyway, and I will never buy another echo...I traded in an echo for my stihl trimmer and love the trimmer...I will get an fs250 in the future for brush work...later...
  8. lawn_jockey

    lawn_jockey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    So are they just giving us new blowers to satisfy the recall.. If so did they let you upgrade from the 550 to the 600

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