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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by STIHL GUY, Jun 11, 2009.


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    either this weekend or next weekend depending on when i sell my blower, i will be purchasing a BR600. is there anything special i need to break it in after i get it??
  2. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    No break in was mentioned by my dealer when I got mine last year. Runs like a champ. Its a beast!
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The best way that I found to break something in is to run it the way you intend
    to be using it in the long run, that way if any parts develop a memory, they will
    become shaped or accustomed to your own particular style.

    In short, use it 'normal' right from the start, no special way.
  4. greenScape09

    greenScape09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    ive always ran them like a rental!! they last forever
  5. Wizz

    Wizz LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 322

    The 4 Mix Stihl line trimmers specifically state in the manual to break the motor in by running it at no more than half throttle for the first three tanks, per Stihl. I would run the first quarter tank at half throttle before cutting loose on the blower. Mixed gasoline motors always are supposed to be broken in with a richer oil mixture, this is the norm...so I wouldn't run any of those 100:1, etc garbage mix ratios...just the recommended 50:1.
  6. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    Run it like you stole it, for a car that is. I ran it just like a blower should be run, and it runs great for being almost 2 years old.
  7. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    When I bought mine last fall I ran it at full throttle as soon as I got it home, blew leaves for about 2 hrs, and went through a tank of fuel or two. Runs like a raped ape to this day and starts on the first pull after the initial firing from priming.
  8. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    The only thing I do to them is pull the spark arrester screen out before I fire them up.
  9. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 721

    Some equipment has to be broken in and some doesn't. The manual will tell you. I always read the manual on equipment that is new to me.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    thanks for the advise. it looks like i wont be getting it untill at least next weekend but i cant wait untill i do get it

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