BR 600 - $499.95 DSRP

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BR 600

DSRP: $499.95


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The all-in-one backpack blower that combines power, fuel efficiency, and durability.

The professional backpack blower offers the standard STIHL proven fuel efficiency — up to 28% greater as compared to competitive models tested, and impressive power-to-weight ratio, and also features an improved low-emission engine for increased durability; a new nozzle with an extended wear area, and a newly designed nylon harness with high wear resistance.

Print Spec Sheets
BR 600 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 64.8 cc (3.95 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.8 kW (3.8 bhp)
WEIGHT 9.8 kg (21.6 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 1400 cc (47.3 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 89 m/sec. (199 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 106 m/sec. (238 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 1150 m3/h (677 cfm)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Anti-Vibration System
    The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    Adjustable Support Harness
    STIHL backpack blowers and sprayers are equipped with an adjustable support harness that distributes weight evenly across the shoulders and back, reducing user fatigue.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Backpack Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL backpack blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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    Reflective Safety Vest
    Class II reflective vest that is required for working along highways meets ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 standard. Longer tail in the back provides maximum reflective exposure for users running backpack blowers. Two front pockets and one chest pocket provide utility for carrying necessary items. Available sizes: Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large
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    STIHL® Pro Mark™ Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

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BR 600 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 535.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power full and dependable I own two of these ones 2yrs old and just bought another just a few months back. Use them daily for lawncare and landscape and they never fail me. Plenty of power and start with ease.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable Powerful and not too heavy.I wish it starts as easily as my Stihl chainsaw.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and very easy to use. I was looking at a different model than the 600 and the staff at Allerdice demo'd the 600 with me. I was sold. It has always started on the first pull. It has more power to move layers of old leaves that my old Craftsman blower would start to ripple around. It is easy to get on my back and to fuel up. Thank you guys!
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all people in the store were great love this blower it relay moves the pine needles to pulls of the cord and your off and dunning
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR600 leaf blower have owned hand held blower in past . My only regret is that I waited so long to purchase my new BR600 . It is easy to crank, carries easy on the back,and the blower power of the unit has cut my work time with it in half.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Blower Have had my BR600 for ca. 1.5 years and am pleased with its performance. I have many large trees on my 1 acre property and my cleanup time greatly decreased with the BR600. Am able to blow a "pile" of leaves into my woods in short order.Having expressed my kudos, my only complaint is the harness. I've read about this complaint elsewhere. One of the shoulder straps tends to slip off when the blower is in use. A hassle as this is not a lightweight unit. Stihl engineers need to get this resolved!
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I like out on 10 acres out in the country and I cannot stand crappy tools so naturally when I decided to go for a high end blower I looked to stihls professional line. This blower is amazing, it starts every time (1st pull is warmed up) and then 2-4 pulls when cold (both without useing the primer) very comfortable and powerful!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like my blower. Good power, lightweight, not too loud, fairly maneuverable.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power, precise handling Love how it's virtually weightless compared to other machines, while not sacrificing any power. I highly recommend this machine.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I was looking for Starts easy. First pull every time. Plenty of power. A little pricey but it performs great without any issues so far.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to dry my car I've found. Ok,Ok, YES it is an amazing blower. I use it regularly for this purpose and you can read all the other reviews about how great it blows leaves and anything else that gets in its way. But what I love about this blower is that it will blow all the water off my car after I wash it without me every having to dry it with towels again which I hate almost as much as water spots. So after washing I get out this blower and blow all the water off. What remains are only very fine micro water droplets that do NOT leave ugly water spots when the car dries.I have a pressure washer that I use to apply the car soap. I rinse the car with the hose. Then blow dry with the BR 600. I got my own touchless car wash!The smaller hand blowers don't have enough power to really get the drying job done like the BR 600.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market Worthy of anytime use with ease of operation. Everything you need, but a little on the expensive side.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BR600 starts quickly and blows hard! The BR600 starts quickly and blows hard! The power and performance is second to none. This is a great machine and a must have for the serious homeowner and landscaper who wants the job done efficiently...
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These 4 mix engines just do not last Bought this blower a couple of years ago. Very compact and blow nice. Mine has broken down several times and finally dropped a valve. They are not easily rebuildable like a true 2 cycle. I only use 90octane ethanol free gas and synthetic oil.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to start powerful blower Have used the BR 600 a few times and it runs strong and starts easy. Way better then my old blower I bought at the big box store. Motor is a little louder then most but for the power it is worth it. Just have to get some good hearing protection.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor I just bought a br600 started once ran for a few seconds would not start again was first time trying to use. Had to take back to shop to be repaired. Never got a chance to use blower.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Excellent product and even better service from Edward at Wilson Dismukes.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have owned my BR 600 for about 7 years and it still cranks on 1st or 2nd pull. The only blower stronger is redmax but redmax feels twice as heavy and it’s very uncomfortable. The BR 600 never once felt heavy or awkward to me and I have been on many ladders and roofs with my baby! I am a tree climber that started off as a brush dragger so trust me I got years of experience taking and using a blower. The BR 600 is the only Blower I will ever use the BR 700 looks cute but yea I’m sticking with my 600 Trust me this is money well spent that will last for years!!!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST blower in the Stihl line! I ditched an anemic BG-86 in favor of this unit. This blower has the velocity needed to send leaves & needles rolling. The key to this blower exceeding the others is in the smaller diameter tube. This design provides for increased velocity at the nozzle. Plus, the smaller diameter tube is not clumsy like the larger ones on the BG-450/700 models. The larger tubes are more-easily damaged & hard to extend from the telescoping collar.The BG-600 has an optional nozzle that is curved so as to facilitate blowing close & parallel to the ground. This is particular useful in getting large quantities of wet leaves or needles to roll away. It lessens the need for stooping over while operating. I recommend getting one!For those living in snow country, this blower is outstanding in removing powder snow from sidewalks, driveways, decks, autos, overburdened trees, etc.I agree with other reviewers about the need for a breast strap to prevent the shoulder straps from sliding off, but that is an easy homemade fix.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchase for Regular Homeowner As a regular homeowner, I did a lot of research on blowers before purchasing. We own a home in a nice subdivision, so nothing demanding. I have historically purchased yard equipment from the big box stores. They have typically worked for 3 to 5 years and then died. My previous blower was a gas powered handheld. I was looking for something that would provide me with greater durability and performance. I also noticed recently that my forearms began to experience some fatigue with my handheld blower so I began looking for a backpack replacement. I went back and forth on what model to purchase. Ultimately, I was drawn to the commercial line for its perceived durability and performance marks. I ended up purchasing the BR600. I have only had it for a couple of months so time will tell on its durability. However, from a performance perspective, I have been absolutely thrilled. Again, I am just a homeowner. So when I say that the backpack feature is a BIG DEAL, I am sure all professionals go, "well, yeah.” I love it! I am not sure how I didn't go this route sooner. The actual performance is top notch. I am acutely aware of how underpowered my previous blower was. It also starts very easily which was alway an adventure with my previous blower. Anyway, I have just been super pleased and (so far) would make the same choice had I to do it over again. You could argue that the commercial line BR600 was a bit of overkill, but the power is SOOO nice. The service at Andy's Lawn Machinery has also been excellent; more specifically the buying experience.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Blower, but could use some User Improvements Good Blower with good power, however it could be much better if Sthil made improvements to make it easier to put on to hold the straps together so they do not slide off your shoulders. I use a Carabiner Clip to hold straps together, once on.Also, once on, and the blower shuts off, you have to remove to start again. Stihl should modify the blower so it can be started while wearing it. Stihl should consider these updates...why have a good blower, when they could have an outstanding blower!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets all my needs Quiet, excellent anti vibration system,plenty of power to move even small rocks not pebbles rocks! Easy starts, good fuel economy light enough for extended use what's not to like?
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easey to start, really powerful I bought this blower because our vacation property gets ignored in the winter time and my 15 year old BR340 just took too long to blow all the wet leaves into the woods. Now my wife and I can double team the leaves and finish up in a couple of hours. This blower really has a lot of power and can push a lot of leaves. I really like that the blower doesn’t have a handle “on” switch, just pull and blow. I would highly recommend this blower if you have a large area to clean up. The only thing that would be nice is a chest strap, the blower keeps trying to slip off my left shoulder.This blower is fairly light considering the amount of power it has. I am 69 years old and have no problems using this blower.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is an amazing combination of air speed and volume. The 600 has less cfm than the 700 but it makes up for it in air speed. The higher air speed helps it blow through piles of leaves by getting them to roll as you push them. I have used this blower with wet leaves and snow covered leaves and it powers through all of them, even half decayed, packed down leaves. Gathers all acorns and moderate sized sticks in its path. The higher air speed also allows for a more initial blast to get the objects in its way moving. The tube is lighter than the 700 and extends farther putting less strain from swinging side to side and allows the tune to get closer to the ground foe those that are taller. The tube allows for maximum flexibility, can even be rotated upwards or backwards with minimum resistance.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all around blower I have only had this blower for 2 months, but I can give you an idea of what to expect. First I would like to talk about power. This machine can blow wet, large piles of leaves with little effort. Second topic is noise. The noise did not seem loud to me, but I do wear ear protection muffs. Third topic is fuel efficiency. It seemed to consume a good amount of fuel but that is normal for a machine in this power category. Overall I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Machine I live on a large wooded lot with constant needs for clearing leaves and other debris. The BR 600 is so powerful and easy to use that I actually look forward to cleaning the yard. It starts easily, runs steadily, blows with authority, and can take on most challenges. I even used it to clear three inches of light snow from my sidewalk and cars. Do buy a noise canceling over the ear headset. All of that power makes some noise.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Great for blowing light snow. Powerful and comfortable. A little touchy starting.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good blower for large jobs Overall good blower. Like the adjustability features. Need to add strap across the chest between the shoulder straps for long term use (similar to straps on backpacks for hiking).
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKED GREAT FOR LAST LEAF CLEANUP Snowing now so no need for the blower. But I am glad I got it!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny After spending 3 weekends in a row for two hours each time cleaning up leaves with my handheld, it was time for a change. I’ll keep my BG86 for my gutters and light work around the yard. The BR600 reduced my clean up time by more than half. Not to mention the years of dead leaf buildup around my yard. Wet or dry this thing move leaves like a champ!
Date published: 2018-01-28
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