Stihl BR550 vs. 600?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by farmmower, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. farmmower

    farmmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    I need a backpack for a farm property to primarily blow leaves in the fall/spring and clean out buildings. Want to blow leaves into a pile or back into the windbreak. Probably about 1 acre. I used to rake but it is too time consuming. I hate to pay over $400 (550) vs. $480 for the 600 if I don't need the extra power. How do I decide which to buy? Have never used a backpack before and have a local Stihl dealer where I live. Thanks for your opinions.
  2. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    the 600 has alot more power, alot more! you will really want it if your blowing alot of leaves that far
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    This comes up in a thread 2 to 3 times a week. Same question. The answer is that the 600 is worth the extra if you are going to pay that much for a blower, go all the way.
  4. farmmower

    farmmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Thanks for putting up with a newbie. I did do a search prior to my post but since I won't be a fulltime commercial user of the product I thought maybe I could get by with $80 less since the 550 is only one step below the top 600. Not having used a backpack I thought maybe the 550 would be sufficient. I think you have answered my question and you make a good point. Looks like I should get the 600. Thanks.

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