Was I impressed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scag48, Aug 24, 2000.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I got my Stihl BR320 today. That thing has got some power! I was peelin' weeds overgrowing asphalt back! When I got it there was gas in it and just to make sure I called the dealer and asked if it was premix cuz' of course I didn't mix it and he said yes. I've got a Homelite trimmer and when oil and gas is mixed it is red. The Stihl is more of a yellow. Is this normal? If not that dealer is going to get a peice of my mind. I guess this is normal too but I thought I'd ask. When I shut it off and set it down, there was like an odd, hot smell. I guess that's normal becuase of the heat of engine. But that got me thinkin', what if the dealer was wrong and it was straight gas and it was overheating?! I just worry too much! My dad was here when I was in' on it and for some reason after he left, it started. He said "If the damn thing doesn't start after 30 mins., call those guys and get them to start it." I think I might have flooded it. Choking without pulling hard enough will do it. So, I just unchoked it and pulled a few times and cleared he carberator and it took off! Yes, I am "Ready For A Stihl"!

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    Hey they are great blowers , but i would rather spend the $20 or $30 more and get the br400 you won't regret it.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Bushmaster-I got the 320 on sale for $330. They 400 was out of reach. It was tough enough to get the 320.
  4. bucktail

    bucktail Member
    Messages: 67

    Scag my premix is chartruese if yours is not I would not run that crazy machine!
  5. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Just about all new machines will have a funky smell for a couple of hours.The burning smell goes away quick enough.
    But your right to check your fuel-oil mix.
  6. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    chartreuse=yellow green
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    Now that you have one, you'll wish you'd had bought a backpack blower a long time ago.
  8. mattingly

    mattingly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    i purchased a used br400 for 175. it runs like a champ. awesome power.
  9. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Way to go scag..... I remember my first back pack. I was blown away too.(lol) Now, will that baby fit in the back of mom's station wagon?
  10. LiVe2

    LiVe2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Hey scag wait till you try a little wonder parking lot blower. You should have that smell it means its breaking in. as far as the gas an oil mix color mine is dark green allmost. hope it works ok for you


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