Still blower recommendation

Hi all,

I would be grateful for some advice for Stihl blowers. I am thinking on getting the Stihl BR500 or BR600 Magnum mostly for post grass mowing tidy up and leaf blowing autumn (would be domestic gardens mostly too). Seems most Stihl blowers are ok for this work but I like the higher end ones as they can put our a lot of air but may be overkill and more expensive that low priced ones cable of the same task. Any feedback for those using blowers that would be great. Thanks very much.

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  • PRO
    A handheld is best for normal blowing after grass cutting. It will work at a push for lead clearence too.
    But a back pack like you mentioned would be best for leaves. They are a pain for grass trimmings as you could have blown and be gone with the handheld before you've put the back pack blower on your back on small gardens!
  • PRO

    I mostly do lawns, and the BG86 is my best friend. I'm thinking of getting another as backup just in case, as work would suck without it.

    I do think it would be nice to have a BR600 for the larger areas where I want to break up grass clumps though. There's always something to buy :P

    • The BG86 is all I use for blowing around the lawn too, more than good enough for that and only a little over £200. Been using them for this purpose for years.

    • PRO

      You can get an adapter kit from Stihl for that !!! 

      "Graham Wright August 27, 2016 at 9:33pm

      I mostly do lawns, and the BG86 is my best friend. I'm thinking of getting another as backup just in case, as work would suck without it."

  • I also find the BG86does everything I want for domestic gardens............ its also easy to throw in the back of the van without taking up much space.  One other advantage is you can operate it with either hand...... being left-handed, thats quite useful.

  • PRO

    I only use a br430 and it's plenty powerful for Autumn. More awkward than a handheld but once its on your back its fine.

  • PRO
    Thanks to you all for your advice. Really helpful!
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