Today we are looking at the commercial Stihl BR600 backpack blower, a popular choice for many professionals.
The Stihl BR600 backpack blower is currently available for £621 including VAT.
Recently we looked at the Efco SA2062 backpack blower, another professional leaf blower. This is similar to the Stihl BR600 backpack blower however, slightly more expensive at £679 including VAT.
For the past five years, I have currently owned and operated the BR600 blower, which is almost used daily. It literally saves me hours of time every week. I have had five years of trouble-free running, I will probably eventually upgrade to the larger Stihl BR800 backpack blower.
- A popular choice by many professionals.
- Tried and tested!
- A heavy-duty backpack blower.
- Decompression valve for easy starting.
- Antivibration system for operator comfort.
- Economical two-stroke engine.
- Two-year peace of mind warranty.
Stihl BR600 backpack blower
Stihl created their first chainsaw in 1926 which was an electric model. Since then, the company has grown to produce many more products for the forestry, construction and landscaping industry, including blowers.
I’ve been in the landscaping, forestry, and agricultural industry for over 40 years. In my experience, I see more professionals using Stihl products than any other manufacturer on the market. Especially when it comes to, blowers, chainsaws and brush cutters.
The Stihl BR600 backpack blower is a great tool for the professional and keen gardener. Wet leaves, dirt and general debris are quickly moved with the powerful BR600 blower.
With a powerful 64.8cc revolutionary 4 mix two-stroke engine develops 3.8 hp. The four mix-two stroke engine combines the best features of two and four-stroke technology.
Starting is very easy with the incorporation of an automatic decompression valve. I generally find that my Stihl BR600 backpack blower will start on the first pull. The engine is started from a traditional recoil start cord. The only downside is that the blower cannot be started when it is on the operators back. The Stihl BR800 backpack blower does offer warm starting from the operators back, a very useful feature indeed.
The fuel tank capacity is 1.4 L, the manufacturers claim that the fuel will ask for 69 minutes. I haven’t timed the fuel exactly, but it doesn’t seem far out. To be fair, I don’t often use the machine for one hour plus periods. It is more often generally used for five or 10 minutes just to clear up after a job.
Stihl two-stroke engines use a petrol and oil mix, the fuel mix is 50 to 1.
The Stihl BR600 backpack blower has an excellent anti-vibration system. Not only are there damping mounts on the engine, the backpack harness and padded hip belt all help to make the user experience vibration-free.
One of the many benefits of purchasing a professional machine is the fact that the damping or antivibration system is far better than the budget models.
For transport purposes, the blowing chute can be partially removed to make more space in your vehicle. Unfortunately, backpack blowers can be quite bulky to carry around.
The control handle contains start and stop controls, a locking throttle and a movable handle for operator comfort.
Having owned several Stihl leaf blowers over the years and being a present owner of the Stihl BR600 backpack blower. I can firmly recommend this machine after five years of trouble-free experience. It has plenty of blowing power to remove the toughest of debris.
I own a stump grinding business, so my blower is used for clearing up after jobs. It will literally lift compacted mud and debris. It saves me huge amounts of time when it comes to clearing up! It’s amazing how quickly a blower will transform a worksite!
The only downside with backpack blowers is the fact they are quite bulky to carry around. When I purchased my BR600 it was the largest backpack available. Literally, after I purchased the BR700 arrived followed by the BR800. If I was looking for a new model I would definitely bear the extra cost for the Stihl BR800 backpack blower and have the extra power.
|Engine Type||Petrol 4-stroke|
|Engine Power||3.8hp / 2.8kW|
|Engine Starting System||Recoil|
|Engine Fuel Tank Capacity||1.4 Litres|
|Air Flow Speed||199mph / 320km/h (237mph / 381km/h with Round Nozzle)|
|Air Flow Volume||20.1m3/min (1210m3/h) with Tube / 28.6m3/min (1720m3/h) without Tube|
|Vibration||2.1 / 2.5m/s² (Left / Right)|
|Sound Level||100dB (A)|