BR600: Deceptive power

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qwaller, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. qwaller

    qwaller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Just some initial thoughts on my newly acquired Stihl BR600. Moves more air than it seems due to the different sound than a straight 2 stoker. Maybe I got lucky, but it starts on the first pull when cold (primer bulb and full choke). Pleasantly surprised so far. I'm starting to believe in this thing. Maybe these newer motors are the wave of the future similar to what 4 strokes have done to motocross, supercross, X-Games, etc.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,362

    I think it is the way of the future keep us posted on reliability info. With those valves they should start right is hot start on a 100F day.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Not me i will stick with 2 stroke.
  4. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I've had a BR600 since March and it still starts on the first pull everytime. Has good power, too.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    mine starts 1 or 2 nd pull every time
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Why is that? I think your going to have to get used to them, they are the future. Quieter and more powerful. I just retired my last 2cycle, the last one I will ever own.
  7. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Im gonna replace my redmax and shinny stuff with stihl 4 stroke as they puke.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    The redmax's we are running are the most powerful ope i have ever used, till the epa kills em.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah just you wait, get into some thick leaves, you'll see.
    Then what you do is get your old one out, after you've been using the 600 for a bit, and try to compare.

    I don't even use them anymore, other than the handheld, trimmer, and chainsaw.
  10. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I have 3, started using them a year ago this summer. Always start 1 pull. Amazing machine.

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