BR 600


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 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.

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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.)
BLOWING FORCE* 32 Newtons
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)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* 75 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
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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    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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BR 600 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 430.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power, shoulder straps lacking I have several other Stihl power products but when my old backpack blower recently broke I replaced it with the BR600. The BR600 has excellent power, easy to start, and has cut my leaf blowing time considerably. My only complaint is the shoulder strap setup is very uncomfortable compared to my old blower. The shoulder straps are to thin and tend to twist and the padded sections are to narrow. I find myself spending too much time readjusting the straps while operating the unit.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from T Excellent machine The perfect tool for the job. Bob
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BR600 backpack blower I recently bought a br600 backpack blower. It starts easy, runs great, plenty of power. The only complaints I have with is that the straps are to close together for me and I am not a big person, it is hard to get the second strap on because of this. I have the straps as loose as they can be. My second complaint is that this unit needs a third strap to hold the two straps together in front, they,(straps) keep working their way off my shoulders.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light but excellent power and was easy to start. Was using another name brand, the lightest I could find that had good power as medical issues limit my weight carry.At Ace, I was surprised to find that the Stihl was lighter even than my current (which is still one of the lightest around) but I was assured I would have more power.Got it home, started it up and the power was superb, while the weight plus their anti-vibration system made it a pleasure to use. No only was it lighter, but the much greater airflow let me finish in less than 1/2-1/3 the time, so I had to carry it far less.I'd heard about Stihl and now I know why people love them. Add me to the list.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the BEAST of all blowers This is my second 600 blower, and it never disappoints. The tasks I use this for around rhe neighborhood make the neighbors marvel at the power compared to their other brand blowers that are marketed as "good alternatives" to Stihl.... subsequently, I sold my first 600 to my neighbor... I hated to see it go, but I promptly went out and bought the newest 600.... EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Life Equipment I have owned multiple Stihl blowers over the last 20 years. All of them still continue to work with no real issues. The invested value has been well worth every dollar.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very powerful Good ergonomics, very powerful. Starts very good. Can't stand small engines that are hard to start. If it does not start on the second pull its out of gas. I run only non ethanol fuel to reduce build up and for extended fuel life. I have a lot of trees. Oaks and hickory. This thing blows large piles of hickory nuts almost like leaves. Had it for a year now and it gets a real workout at my place. I replaced a smaller husqvarna with this thing when it got hard to start. It runs circles around any blower I have ever used
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Blower Leaf and Debris cleanup is done in a snap now with this blower
Date published: 2016-11-16
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