Breaking in new blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fubba, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    I recently bought the Stihl BR600. In the manual, it says not to run the engine at full rpm's until after you have filled up three times. Some of you may say, sure follow the manual. However, in my FS80R manual, it says the same thing. The tanks have a fairly noticeable difference in size. How long did you (owners) break yours in? I did this with my FS80 as the manual said. I just want to know about the BR600. If so, it's going to be awhile before I can see it's true power.
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Yup, I would follow the manual. It will not take very long to get rid of the 3 tanks of fuel either... :dizzy:
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    be sure to vary the RPM's a lot, do not pin it at one speed for long periods of time.
  4. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    So the best thing would be to let it just sit through 3 tanks? at different speeds but not full?
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I just run my machines like an older unit, run it like any other unit you use regularly. dont rev it excessively, but dont baby it either.
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    Run that b*tch WOT...don't let up on it. "Break em in hard and they'll run hard" :)
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I just avoid running them at WOT for an extended period of time at first. Vary the throttle speed too. I have an Echo 603, 3 years old and runs like brand new today! Also have a couple sthil handhelds. Both of these are tempermental as hell in the heat, but I blame the ethanol in all the fuel now.
  8. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    When I bought my Stihl br420 magnum, I did the same. When I first got it, I ran it at idle for 30 mins, and for the next tank or so just varried the throttle speed.
  9. beaver

    beaver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I just got a br 600 as well. For break in period i am varying throttle. I did not go to full throttle (alright for 2 seconds to see its power... :) ). I only have .75 of a tank to go. Just do what the manual says, 3 tanks isn't that much time. Good luck w/ your new blower :waving:
  10. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    ...then it's WOT after that!!!!

    Dennis :)

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