Stihl Backpack Blower Review (600 Model)

The Stihl backpack blower was compared to other top brands in the following categories...

Brand Weight to Comfort Durability Ease of Value for
  Power Ratio     Start Money
Dolmar BP7600 B+ A B+ A- B+
Echo 751 B B B+ B+ B+
Kawasaki 59CC B+ B+ B+ A A
Makita BBX 7600 B+ A B+ A- B+
Maruyama 59CC B+ B+ B+ A A
Redmax EBZ8500 A B+ B A- A-
Redmax 8001 B+ B B+ B+ B+
Stihl 600 B+ A B+ B+ B+
Shindaiwa EB630 B+ B+ A A B+
Shindaiwa EB802 B+ B+ B+ A- B+
Shindaiwa EB8520 B+ B+ B B+ B

Weight to Power Ratio: B+

This is a 4 mix motor (2+4 cycle hybrid). It runs on regular mix. Stihl kept the weight down at 20lbs. While lighter than the Redmax 8000 blower, the difference in power is substantial. This machine does blow as hard as the Redmax 7001, which is still pretty good.

Comfort: A

Ergonomically well thought out and comfortable. Easy to take on and off. Very well balanced.

Durability: B+

While fairly new to the market, it's holding up well. Time will tell just how well. Valve adjustments can be an issue. Look for a dealer who will be able to handle this unless you are not mechanically inclined.

Ease of Start: B+

Starts easily. However, if you are having difficulty starting, the problem is likely that the valves need adjusting.

Value for Money: B+

Usually sells for $440-500 depending on location. They are a nice buy. Well thought out and comfortable. A little more power would make this an amazing blower.

Stihl BR600 Magnum

The Stihl BR600 Magnum blower is an updated version of the popular 600 4-mix. So, a separate review won’t be necessary.

Stihl had a great blower in the BR400. The 4-mix engine in the BR600 Magnum has been made more durable and dependable--probably by hardening and improving the valves. The nozzle is more durable and user friendly, as well as adjustable. Also, a more wear resistant nylon harness is being used.

I give Stihl credit for improving an already great blower. Hopefully, these 4-mix improvements will make a very good engine a great one.

Stihl Backpack Blowers on Ebay

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