BR 600

BR 600

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.)
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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    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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BR 600 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 514.
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
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