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Br600 DEAD AT 7 HOURS?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Puddle of Oil, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    I have nothing positive to say about Cutter, i'd rather get a root canal than buy from them. Go to Paul's for a Scag.

    Cutter get's a F for service after the sale and an F for trying to BS to get a sale, that's how they role.

    What kind of Scag u gonna get? I'd really like a V Ride myself.
     
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    yeah the v ride. Pauls is like an hour away from me so my closest ones are hh, bairs, cutters and beltz. I wish beltz got rid of those snappers and replaced em with scag. A side from cutters i don't have any scag dealers near me. All i have is junk! lol
     
  3. J&A Lawn Care

    J&A Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I have ran the Br600 since they first came out.I always ran good gas and stihl oil in mine and knock on wood I have never did anything to them besides change the filters and that is it. I recently bought a EBZ8500 and LOVE it for fall cleanups.It BLOWS my 600 away.The biggest difference is the 600 is way more comfortable and lighter.I use my 600 daily for blowing off driveways and beds.When it comes to doing a leaf removal the EBZ8500 is by far the way to go!
     
  4. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    my brother just put another 4 hours on my br600 today and no issues, I still don't like it other then the fact that it is light and its quiet, which will be nice for mowing season. it does fine for clean ups, I'm just glad i don't have to use a back pack anymore.
     
  5. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    Well I figured I'd give you guys an update. I got it back a couple weeks ago and had a chance to use it before the season completely ended. Instead of giving me a new blower they went a head and fixed the blower.

    At first they thought the fuel settings weren't set right and that the engine was running lean. They also asked if i ran straight gas in it and ask how many times i filled up, i filled it 6 times since I bought it. The engine seemed to run fine so I was a bit taken back by that thought.

    They continued to take it a part and found that the piston did a lot of damage to the block, it pretty much self destructed. They went ahead and ripped out the block and replaced it with a new one. I guess it was just an air leak into the engine that killed it. It was under warranty so i didn't have to pay the $300.00 repair bill.:laugh:

    Side Story: When I brought it in I told the guys at the front desk what was wrong with it. A tech comes out and says "this is broke? there's not a scratch on it". Another guy says "yeah, it only has 7 hours on it!" hahahahahahaha
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    typical sthil dealer arrogance. i use my br600,s sparingly as i expect short life from them. leaf cleanups only. my older br400,s get the daily use.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,297

    Apparently the warm climate we have just takes em out if you use them for stuff like apt cleanups. There were 4 from one company at the local dealer and all were less than 2 years.
     
  8. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 600

    I guess I will keep my Shiny 902.
     
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    you could be on to something ed2hess.
     
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,936

    i'd say you got a lemon or something. i've had mine for 2 seasons and it's ran perfectly the whole time. i've never adjusted the valves or anything yet. runs perfectly and cranks right up.
     

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