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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 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great back pack blower This is my first back pack blower and I am very impressed with how easily it starts , how light it is and the power of it . Definitely a worthwhile investment March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great back pack blower for 1/2 acre up! This is my 1st backpack blower and is an incredible step up from a hand held. I just spent a few hours using this for the 1st time on my 0.8 acre property and I'm very satisfied with this blower. It moves a lot of leaves with ease and makes it easy to get yard debris out from under bushes. The easy-start feature makes it easy enough for my wife to start it even when on my back when I forget to start it before I put it on. The anti-vib feature is very nice for longer operation. The Stihl product reputation for quality and longevity is second to none and it shows. It does go through fuel, but it takes energy to move the amount of air this machine does. I chose the easy start feature over the more fuel efficient motor of the next model up blower because my wife will use this as well. The only thing missing (which is probably the same for all back pack blowers) is that it badly needs a sternum strap. Both my wife and I found that we had to use our left hand to hold the right shoulder strap on our shoulder after a few moments. This became a little tiring. My temporary solution is to used a short piece of rope tied through the shoulder strap front loops. I'm looking for an aftermarket sternum strap to use with this. I recommend you buy one that fits the shoulder straps before your 1st use. March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by You get what you pay for. powerfull!..I also have a 200,thought that was the best,i wanted the 550 but the 600 was $50 more.600 was a bit big,I have a bad back,the 430 was perfect for me the wind speed and engine size are very close to 600-550,great quality well built,pass it on to the next generation March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great machine we use this blower more in the winter time than the fall. It has save us many man hours of labor. We find it to be a excellent addition to or snow throwers. February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very dependable, smooth operation, work saver! This blower is the best! It starts easily and runs very smoothly with a great throttle. Great time saver, with plenty of wind velocity to move leaves, pine needles and debris. January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it this is the best investment that i have ever perchased. December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower, starts easily and gets the job done fast We replaced an older Stihl 350 model backpack blower with this new one. With lots of oak trees dropping leaves all winter long, we needed something that would start dependably and be powerful enough to blow large piles of large leaves to the curb for county pickup. This blower gets the job done. We blow about 1/2 acre with many trees, not to mention the neighbors trees and we get it blown in about an hour. December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to operate I used my newly purchased 430 today for about 45 minutes and was impressed by its performance. Should have bought one of these backpack models years ago. GTS Green Lane, Pa. November 22, 2013
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