BR 430


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A professional-grade backpack blower with excellent fuel economy and enhanced comfort.

The powerful engine of the BR 430 Backpack Blower features advanced engine technology which provides cleaner emissions and better fuel economy than standard 2-stroke engines. Also, an advanced anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for extended professional use. A large fuel tank provides longer run times between refueling, plus back padding, broad shoulder straps and a rubberized grip pro...Read More
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BR 430 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 63.3 cc (3.86 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.9 kW (3.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 1700 cc (57.5 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE* 26 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY* 82 m/sec. (183 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY* 98 m/sec. (219 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE* 850 m3/h (500 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* 76 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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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
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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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    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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    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Backpack Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL backpack blowers.

Important Information
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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    Reflective Safety Vest
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BR 430 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tool for the Job Finally up sized my backpack this year and sooooo glad I did. This handled 2+ acres and 4+ hours of non stop work without a hiccup and re fueled far less than my older smaller backpack. Wet leaves? No problem. Piles of leaves you could hide a Volkswagen behind? It will move those too. Right tool for the job. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Blower, but exhaust pluged after 2 weeks Love the blower, but had to return it to dealer after about 12 hours of running t have exhaust screen cleaned. This is an easy repair and if this happens again I will take care of it. Was using the Stihl premium oil so there should not of been a proplem
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR 430 Excellent back pack blower. It always starts and has plenty of power to blow the heavy wet big leaf maple leaves I have on my place. I did have a problem with the carburetor right off the bat (it did would not go above idle speed without choking it) but Ramsey-Waite co. fixed it the problem and it runs perfectly. One suggestion for improvement would be to extend the flex hose three inches longer because the blow tub hits on my hip and limits my swing to the left. I had an Echo blower before and the tub is twice as long and I never noticed the inconvenience. I have a great .025 Stihl chain saw that has been outstanding for many years and I believe my Stihl back pack blower will do the same.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use Light and powerful. Definitely would recommend this product. Only complaint is if you want to purchase the pre mixed fuel its expensive.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does make job easier I like the features on the blower. Using it makes the job of cleaning up the yard much easier.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaf Blower on Steroids The leaf blower makes cleanup of leaves so much easier than with a typical blower. The air velocity and power allow it to move more leaves faster than any normal blower I've used. The backpack padding helps keep the vibration to a minimum and the fatigue on your arms is minimal since you're only holding up a tube. It starts usually on the first or second pull and is the only blower I use anymore. I wasn't willing to put down the extra cash for a backpack blower for the last 10 years and now think how much time and effort I've wasted not having one. These are the only way to go.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr jarlo Was wondering would I buy a blower/vav or a good blower on it's own, searched the internet for reviews big-time, I scarify my lawn every year so I started thinking that a good blower can blow the moss and thatch in a heap to take away, very little raking if none at all, hired out both type of machines and decided to buy the 430 blower , suits my needs perfect, good luck with your choice
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's still new but so far it's impressive It's been on my back 4 times so far and it's a joy to use although blowing leaves is never that pleasant
Date published: 2016-11-07
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