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Stihl BR 550 or 600??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrisvinky, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I am wanting to purchase a backpack blower and am debating the extra $100 for the Stihl BR600 over the 550. Is it worth the extra money???

    Also if I buy a new blower, edger, and trimmer at the same time, will most dealers knock some off of the price??
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I say the ECHO PB-755...
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    I just bought the br600 because I would rather pay the extra than wish I had. As for dickering, most of these guys on here say its not right to try to take advantage of your dealer. I wish I could type that witha straight face!Lmao. I say dicker but these guys usually say no.
  4. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 309

    We have both, the 550 and 600. The 600 is not only 1 lbs lighter, it is noticeable more powerful without being any louder.
  5. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    Like a girl once told me, "cheap is not sexy". Spend the extra $$ and get the 600, you'll be glad you did.
  6. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    lol.... that'll have to be my new motto.... but it's also true.. .go with the 600... i have one and have had zero probs with it.... you'll love it!
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    If I wanted to buy two machines at my dealer, I get 2% off the total and 1% off every machine after that when buying all at once. It does not hurt to ask about a little discount.

    On the topic of BR600 vs BR550, go with the 600.

  8. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I think I will go with the 600. If I don't, I know I'll regret it.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    I was all ready to go with the 600 but there are enough negative stuff coming out on lawnsite that I am sticking with either the BR420 or going back to Echo next year. Unless I missed some thread I don't think I have heard anything bad on Echo blowers?
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    550-600 is a BIG difference, no comparison, only the model numbers will fool you.

    Specs on 550 is 530 cfm 199mph (cfm almost the same as model number)
    Specs on 600 is 712 cfm, 201mph (see it could fool you, no 600-odd cfm's here thou)
    We're talking like +40% cfm's, the mph is really the same.

    You need three 550's to do the work of two 600's, roughly speaking.
    If I use my bg-55 in my left hand while wearing the 600, it's like using two 550's.

    You ever get the chance you can try my old 550 lol, I don't even use those weak things anymore.

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