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BR 430

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

BR 430
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power to move even wet leaves Used this blower after our first tropical storm, good power moving wet leaves and small branches. Great time saver May 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by a very good product overall Overall I like the product very much. I have a very large area to clean with leaves and pine needles. To be fair, I have only had the opportunity to use the unit twice. I live on the edge of a national forest, so I have a large volume of leaves to move. I do this in stages. A few days at a time. The unit works well at its job and looks well constructed. The only complaint I have about it is that the shoulder straps keeps slipping off, even after adjustment. This is a real nuisance. An adjustable waist strap, or chest strap may help solve this problem. Otherwise, it performs and handles well. May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Only missing 1 feature. I like the unit that I bought. I believe that it would be better if it had a cross belt to help keep the machine on the operators back better. I would also like it to be about 5 pounds lighter. Other than that I'm very satisfied. I never give a perfect rating, so needless to say a good machine. May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No Problems I read reviews about the straps sliding down, not having power when starting, and a few more problems. But, I purchased it from Ace Hardware, where it sputtered a bit when they started it for me, but after it warmed up for a minute, it ran fine.As for the straps, the man at Ace showed me that you need to put the blower on something about the height you would have it on your back. Put the straps on, and then have another person pull the straps from the bottom to cinch it up properly.In doing that, they don't slip for me, and it works fine.Very happy with the ease to use, reliability, and the weight for the power it has. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Blower Ever Bought the blower 2 years ago, runs awesome with lots of power... Leaves rocks, sticks no problem... Great buy for the Money.... December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Blower and Service The blower is fantastic. It blows leafs, sticks, and snow with no problem. Starts every time with no problem! A couple of small issues. The on / off switch stopped working. Called service and they fixed it right away. They had to order the parts and temporary fixed it so i could use until it came in. The plastic hose clamp that holds the hose together keeps coming apart. No matter how much i tightened it is kept coming off. Simple fix-small piece of duct tape and re closed the clamp. Problem fixed. Again, this blower has made my life easier. I would highly recommend. December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product with plenty of power, easy & fun to use. I describe this blower as one step below hurricane. I went with this unit because I purchased neglected property with many, many oak trees. This blower did the heavy moving of years of matted debris. Packed wet stuff, sticks, bark, small branches, acorns, they all were easy to move along. Once you get the hang of making channels, long rows of 3 foot high piles of mixed stuff can be no problem. I discovered that the matted wet stuff would just need a minute to dry, so I would double back & get right to bare ground fast, lifting mats of the old stuff easily. Once the old stuff was out of the way, this year's leaves were child's play. I got month's worth of raking done in days. I was able to run the unit 6 or 7 hours with no fatigue, my wife can do a tank of gas or two at a rip & she was able to start it easily once broken in.Also- I have a complex roof, it took me 2 days with a ladder & bucket to clean the gutters last year. This year I ran out of time, so I grabbed all my old vaccum extensions to see if I could cobble something together. (Sorry Stihl, I did not like the reviews & didn't buy the gutter attachment.) I discovered that my Shop Vac extensions fit perfectly if you invert them & slide the small end into the blower nozzle, no duct tape needed- slip fit! Violating all safety protocols, I got up on the roof & was able to stay about 15 feet from the edge & just blew the gutters clean in 1 hour. (To make it safe, I will be getting a safety harness & put a couple of tie offs into the roof).I am extremely impressed with this unit & highly reccomend if you have the need for a large volume blower that is a pleasure to use. November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This blower starts easy and has plenty of power. I love my back pack blower. Iam a sixty year old female who first thought the back pack style might be too heavy but I can start it and get it in place just fine. My salesman let me try it on myself to check. It starts easy and that was a concern for me too. It has a little ledge to put your foot on that holds the blower in place as you pull the crank. It has plenty of power to move the leaves. I I have leaf piles that are sometimes 2 ft or more high. I used it at least six time last month. It made the job easier this year. I may try it on fluffy snow. November 24, 2014
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