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BR 550

A low-emission backpack blower for professionals that combines fuel-efficiency and an affordable price.

BR 550
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Machine I have yet to put this machine to the test as it is still winter up here in NH but I ran the unit for quite some time and tried out the fit and various settings. My family is very much looking forward to putting this machine to real use especially since I am disabled and I needed something that would be easy to carry and operate. March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Green are my neighbors eyes! I upgraded from the BG55 to this. We have a lake property with hills for which it works wonderfully, but I use this mainly on my 1/4 acre residential lot. My trees all fall in October and my neighbors fall through January. This makes a weekly 2+ hour job take 40 minutes, wet or dry. The neighbor fellas all come out of the wood work to watch the marvel. It's a little tricky to start with it on your back but it can be done. Very comfortable, I have gone 4 straight hours with it with no fatigue. Don't forget that gas cap, I messed that up once and it quickly found its way into my boots. Kind of loud for residential use but the awesomeness outweighs that. March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great workhorse Used this blower for our small yard surrounded by 4 acres of Maple trees. Lots of power and comfortable to carry around for hours. I would definitely recommend this blower. January 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not as Much Wind Power as the ECHO PB 770 Good power but not as much as ECHO PB 770 and the ECHO PB 770 has a higher cfm than even the stihl br 600 (which the br 600 is the big daddy of all the stihl backpack blowers)...the ECHO PB 770 has a back pad cooling system which the cooling system may reduce the wind power of the ECHO PB 770 just slightly but still the big ECHO PB 770 has as much if not more wind power than the stihl br 600 even with thaat back pad October 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by When it runs its great, but fuels system stinks I have bought two of these. Despite regular maintenance, the first one died after 4 years. I bought another one and the 2nd one is two months old & does not run. Service always takes 3-4 weeks June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nearly Perfect!!! Love this machine, and it's quite capable. The only surprise to me was how unnatural the functional length and angle of the trigger seemed to me. It was preassembled, and I'm wondering if there are some simple adjustments I can make to make to it more ergonomically friendly for me in order to mitigate bad mechanics and fatigue. Thanks very much!!!! April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Senior Friendly I had reservations about this because of my age but after a few tips from an older guy working at dealers I had no problem. I am so glad I went with a larger model as it did everything I wanted. I live in the woods and had 3 feet of wet leaves piled under my deck but this blower took care of it so quick and not only blew them out but blew them far enough that there was no blowback. The weight doesn't bother me but twisting around to saddle up is difficult but guy at store said to just set it on picnic table etc. and back into it. Worked like a charm for older person. Every time I put it on in my memory I hear " Okay saddle up and move out". April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has the power to do the job. We are able to clean all paved areas, beds, and remove the leaves from the shrubs using the BR 550 April 15, 2014