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BR 430

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

BR 430
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 42reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product This is my first Stihl product and it is definitely worth the investment. I only have 1/2 an acre, but I spend 2 full weekends raking leaves. This blower handled piles of leaves with ease.I rated the power a 4, only because I haven't used it with wet leaves yet. I'm certain it'll get the job done though.Overall, this product is easy to start, it is comfortable and easy to use. It may be a little more power than I need, but it sure makes life easier. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone looking to make leaf cleanup much easier. October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use and very dependable Well designed and very dependable. Always starts right away. Very light weight compared to competitive brands. September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product!! The BR 430 is an amazing piece of equipment!! I have a 2 acre lot and this blower has plenty of power to move all of the unwanted leaves and debris. It is easy to start, usually takes 3 or so pulls from a cold start, and one pull if it is warmed up. I have noticed that the I "blow" through the gas pretty quick, but it is not really a flaw to me. Overall I am really happy that I bought this product and will continue to purchase STIHL products. September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality equipment does the job after 60 days still starts quickly and does the job. Very good on gas usage September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So easy to start I have had a stihl hand held blower for years and just made the upgrade to the more powerful backpack blower, I'm very pleased with my decision to upgrade. This blower is very powerful and most importantly easy to start. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent product I have used multiple hand held units in the past. the BR430 is my first back pack style and I love it. clears debris from driveways and lawns effortlessly. The BR 430 has plenty of power and air flow to move even the heavier items my little hand held would not. should have purchased one years ago. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power to spare Great blower, really clears out the wet matted down leaves that my old BackPack blower would leave behind, goes through gas a little quicker and is a little heavier, but always starts easily and gets the job done. July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Power, Some Updates Needed As with all my Stihl products, this unit is well built, very reliable, and a good value. So, the pro's are in line with what you come to expect with Stihl.However, there are just a few minor design issues that need addressing before the unit could receive an excellent rating.a) The harness is designed for someone with broad shoulders. On a smaller person, the harness is constantly slipping off one shoulder or the other. I had to replace with another manufacturers harness to make it stay on.b) The OFF switch is very sensitive, and combined with the lock switch. Just slightly touching the switch will cause the unit to shut down. It's also easy to forget and push the switch down, thinking you're locking the speed, when in fact you're shutting it down.c) The fill cap for the gas tank is so low to the ground that it's difficult to fill when your gas can is full. You have to pick the blower up a foot, or put it on a higher surface to fill it. If your can is 1/2 full or less, not a problem.That's it. Still a great unit and a great value. Should last a long time and has plenty of power for nearly everyone's needs. July 12, 2014
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