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Stihl 550 blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by billyneely, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. billyneely

    billyneely LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I just purchased a Stihl BR 550 blower, I have a Stihl BR 400 now. My question is, where can I find a rack to hold the new blower. The rack for the BR 400 want fit the new BR 550. In the past I have always purchased all my racks from trimmertrap.com need help please.

    Billy Neely
    Natchez, Ms. 39120
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Sorry I can't answer your question, But I have one for you....Do you like the blower?
  3. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    I just bought a BR-550 last week. I was hoping to get a RedMax 8001 but NO ONE in my area carries RedMax. I have to tell you I am very happy with it. It is way stronger and more comfortable than the 340 & 420's I've used and much quieter. (not as quiet as the BR-500)
    This is the 3rd piece of 4mix equipment I've purchased and I am sold on the new technology. I have had zero problems with any of them. :)

  4. Spirit Lanwcare

    Spirit Lanwcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I wouldn't take a 4 mix if you gave it to me! Adjust the valves every 100 hours or so?? I think not!

    I am staying with the quality 2 cycle euqipment as they are lighter with way less maintenance and use less gas.

    The RedMax 8000 and the Echo PB-651 out blow the BR 550 by a long shot!
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    You sound just like....Legacy. Is that you Legacy? Still trying to sell Redmax and Echo?

    Don't worry... I don't think anyone will be giving you a 4-mix.

    Oh...BTW. You need to check the spelling on your user name. Spirit lanwcare?
  6. Spirit Lanwcare

    Spirit Lanwcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Who or what the f*** is Legacy? What have you been drinking/smoking?

    For your information (not that it's any of your business) I have used Stihl products for years. (BR-400/420C, FS-85, FC-85 etc.)

    I just don't like the new 4 mix stuff. I'm sorry that I don't have the same views/opinions as you! My bad.
  7. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    How much did you pay for yours?
  8. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    buy a redmax 8000 blower and use stihl trimmers
  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Do they have alot more power than the 420? I have seen them for $399.
  10. Updog

    Updog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    would it be breaking a pattent law if you had someone machine a rack for you. It doesn't look like it would be that difficult.

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