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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 36reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by This blower is simply awesome. I Chose the BR 430 over the Br 350 as I like to have a little more power than I think I'll need. I made the right choice, as the power of this machine is awesome. It will even move bricks that outline my wife's flower beds. Starts on second pull of the starter cord every time. I cannot say enough about this blower!! Light enough for my wife to use. June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by One powerful blower!!! This thing is way too powerful for a blower!!! Besides Love it! June 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very powerful I've only used hand-held blowers before, and there is just no comparison to the power of the BR-430. I'd like to be able to get a lower idle speed as it will blow away my pine nugget mulch even at idle.The shoulder straps could be improved. STIHL should just use the straps from the more expensive models that have better adjustability. June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great features The backpack 430 is lighter than most and is a powerful unit for it's size. I had a hand held before this one, it's a joy not carrying that around. It's quickness in starting and larger fuel tank gets my job done faster. The only thing I wished it had was a strap across the front so it was easier staying on even with the straps adjusted right the straps want to slide off. I'm a retired State veterans' Cemetery Supervisor and have tried a few different pieces of equipment over time. May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl 2-Mix BR430 Backpack Blower Review This is an AWESOME backpack blower! Stihl offers ONLY tube mounted throttles on their backpack blowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT leaf blower! I'd be LOST with the BR200 because that br200 is POWERLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a more efficent blower than the BR200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The br200 MAY get the job DONE, but THIS is a big gun that can blow the leaves out of the beds and all in HALF the time a BR200 could!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plenty of power. Definately commercial grade... I purchased this for 1 1/2 acre wooded yard. I'm confidant the BR350 would have done it, but I don't regret getting this model. Always get a little more than what you think you may need. I'm usually a tight-wad, but Stihl WILL last. I probably would have given a 4 on the value, except for their current sale for this model. Would not hesitate to buy again. May 16, 2014
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