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Stihl BR550 or BR600 blower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

  2. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Husqvarna 580bts .......they should call it a jetpack!
     
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    My handheld can push more leaves then the 550 can.
     
  4. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

    i dont know where to get the husquavarna and its 80 more than the stihl. its worht it>
     
  6. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I have never personally used a stihl, but from my personal experience this 580 rocks. $80 is nothing with the time you will save having a quality blower.
     
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,015

    You'll get alot of comments on getting XYZ blower doing more but you'll have a hard time finding a better blower compairing ALL the features that come with a stihl blower. I have both a 550 and 600, the specs are very close on paper, but the 600 is a beast.
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

    how long did you have this for?
    thanks
     
  9. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Honestly I just bought it yesterday because my 10hp billy goat blew a pushrod for the third time in 2 weeks. So I cannot atest to the longevity of the 580, but I have a 150bts that is 2 years old and runs like new still. The comfortability is amazing as it has a belly and chest strap. With that being said that I went from a 10hp walk behind to the 580 and was still impressed should say alot about it's power.
     
  10. HLM HustlerZ

    HLM HustlerZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Go with BR 600 Magnum, we have 2 of them and they are great! We also have a BR550 and all the guys seem to agree that it blows about 80% of the power of the BR 600 Magnum! Get the big boy
     

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