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Stihl BR550?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by teamoneoutdoors, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. teamoneoutdoors

    teamoneoutdoors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Hi guys! I have enjoyed reading several of the posts about the Stihl BR600. Does anyone have any experience with the BR550? I visited my Stihl dealer and he did not have a BR600 in stock but did have the BR550. I look forward to seeing some good comments.
  2. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Bought one this fall. Its my 1st 4-mix product. Nothing but good things to say. I'll be buying 2 more come spring time. Hope I helped. :waving:
  3. raschmid07

    raschmid07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    I bought a new Stihl blower this Spring and was going to go all out and get the 600, but the 550 was about $50 less and only blew about 5mph less than the 600. Needless to say, I went with the 550.
  4. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    Spend the extra money and buy the 600. They are both good but the 600 really performs better in large piles.:weightlifter:
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,452

    What is the difference in the two? Any weight difference?
  6. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    i've said it before and i'll say it again.
    now listen closely!

    when you buy a piece of equipment regardless of how big or small
    and you get a good one

    You Pay for it ONCE when you buy it.

    if you get one too small, under powered, too light, too heavy, under built, too cumbersome, or just a plain piece of junk it don't matter what it is...

    You Pay for it ONCE when you buy it, and
    You Pay for it EVERY TIME YOU USE IT!

    The morel of this story spend the extra $50 bucks and get the better blower.

    Stihl BR 550 21.4 lbs, 530 cfm. w/ tubes @ 199 mph
    vs. Stihl BR 600 20.9 lbs, 712 cfm. w/ tubes @ 201 mph

    p.s. and yes i have used a BR 550
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    i like the 600. i don't look at anything less like the 550, i have heard that the 550 was for the home owner, i could be wrong.
  8. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    from a quality standpoint the 550 is a pro grade blower just as the 420, 340, and 500 but in performance the 600 takes the cake
  9. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,480

    The BR 600 is as to Lowes, as the BR 550 is to your local hardware store.
  10. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    21.4 lbs
    Air volume with tubes 530cfm
    Air volume without tubes 877cfm
    199mph air velocity

    Air volume with tubes 712cfm
    Air volume without tubes 1012cfm
    201 mph air velocity

    You cannot look at air velocity (mph ) when considering a backpack. The power is a combination of cfm and mph to get the desired power.

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