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Stihl BR 600 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BR 600 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 677 CFM at 238 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 64.8 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 600 677 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
Stihl BR 600 677 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
Stihl BR 600 677 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 677
MPH Up to 238
Blowing Force 32 N
Engine
Make 4-Mix
Engine displacement 64.8 cc
Strokes 4
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 47.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 21.6 lbs
Noise rating 75 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Stihl BR 600, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

With its powerful, fuel-efficient engine, the BR 600 sets the standard for professional-grade blowers. It produces the highest air volume and velocity of all our backpack blowers, yet features a low-emission engine, making it a great choice in both urban and rural areas. No matter where the job takes you, the BR 600 blower is the ideal choice for heavy-duty cleanup (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 600

The Stihl BR 600 in use

The Stihl BR 600

  • Power: The BR 600 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a max air volume of 677 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 238 MPH.
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. At 21.6 lbs, the Stihl BR 600 is within the average weight range of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: Its 4-Mix engine boasts a displacement of 64.8 cc. Stihl's 4-Mix engine is a 4-stroke engine that runs with a mixture of oil and gas (50:1 ratio). You can find more details about this technology below.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BR 600 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 75 dB, the BR 600 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 47.3 fl. oz., this Stihl blower is average when compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The Stihl BR 600's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 600 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 238 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 677 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the BR 600 is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered backpack blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 600 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Cruise control
  • High MPH (238 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (21.6 lbs)
  • Decent tank (47.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (75 dB)
  • Decent CFM (677 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Stihl BR 600 doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Stihl BR 600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BR 600 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

Questions & Answers

What happens if someone puts pure gas in br 600? (Asked July 04, 2020)

Pretty much the same thing as if someone puts straight gas in a 2-stroke engine. The 4-Mix engine REQUIRES an oil-gas mixture.

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  1. 4.75
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    The engine is easy starting, runs smoothly and it has the power to move leaves, acorns, sticks. I can clear a forest path in the fall at a normal walking speed. That’s 2-3 inches of material blown clear while walking along the trail.

    + PROS: great power to weight ratio easy start easy to handle
    - CONS: No hip belt for the pack.
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    Eric Studnicka May 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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    I’ve blown more snow with my leaf blower, than I have leaves! It’s an awesome tool!

    + PROS: starts first or second pull every time!
    - CONS: I have no complaints!
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  3. 4.9
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    My BR 600 starts the first or second pull everytime. The unit has low vibration and low noise but blows better than any blower that I have ever used. This is by far, the best blower that I have ever had.

    + PROS: Low vibration Low noise Tackles any job with no problem
    - CONS: I can't think of any
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