How do these blowers compare?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Don32, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Don32

    Don32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Im looking at buying a used Stihl BR400, but I cannot find the specs. How does this unit compare to the now BR420?

  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    very little difference in power an performance
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Hard as hell to start if you flood it!
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    The 400 is less powerful than the 420, we have both. They will flood easy but if you watch what you are doing the 400 is one of the better hot starting machines we have found. No chock when it is hot!!! Our new 420 has trouble when temp get in 90's. I like both units because they are very light and the 400 have been very very reliable.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    the br400 is eaisly the best blower i have owned. no trouble at all in over 8 yrs use. i have 3 but still am trying to wear out the first one!

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