Stihl Br600 Or Redmax 8000?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Im Leaning To The Stihl. What Do You Think?
  2. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    I have had the Stihl for a year and I love it. Plenty of power, lightweight, and blows yer socks off. :weightlifter:

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Redmax is top heck we bought another 8000 this week,getting geared up for leaves and fall cleanup,they are all good.
  5. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    I own both the Stihl and Redmax. Both are excellent but the Redmax 8000 is noticeably more powerful but a big gas hog. However, the BR600 is a lot lighter and more fuel efficient but not as powerful. For everyday use, I use the Stihl but for clean ups, especially in the fall nothing beats the Redmax.
  6. karol

    karol LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 99

    Redmax all the way. If you want power.
  7. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,419

    One of my 8K's turned out to be a complete lemon during it's second year of service . A constant headache. My dealer went to bat for me (I was just days past my 2 yr warranty) and I got a new 8001 for my troubles.

    I've never used the BR600, but I did try it on for size. It really is a comfortable and ergonomically designed unit. . . much more so than the 8K.

    Considering the problems some of the BR600's and 8K's (8001 problems ?) have had, the fact that they are both powerful machines from top-notch companies. . . dealer support would sway me.
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I have the BR600 and love it...coming from my BG85 there is simply no comparison. Today mine fired up first pull today using choke only...try that with a 2 stroke!!

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Well i am close two pulls on the max one sometimes.
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Well with most of the 2 strokes I have owned I have always had to pull them a few times before starting.

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