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New, Professional STIHL Backpack Blower Breezes through Tough Clearing Jobs

STIHL BR 430 blower provides fuel economy and operator comfort
Release Date: 7/28/2011

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BR 430


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. – The new STIHL BR 430 backpack blower delivers the dependable power professionals need to complete tough jobs with improved fuel economy and greater operator comfort. Its advanced engine technology provides less exhaust emissions than standard 2-stroke engines, reducing environmental impact, while its larger fuel tank allows for longer run times as compared to the previous model.

In addition, the BR 430 is ergonomically designed to help reduce user fatigue. An advanced anti-vibration system provides more comfortable operation for extended use, and a simplified starting procedure makes it easier to begin the task at hand.

Back padding, broad shoulder straps and a rubberized grip provide improved support and comfort. The tube-mounted throttle allows for single handed operation while the 4-inch wear area on the tube nozzle provides greater durability.

Dependable and fuel efficient, the STIHL BR 430 is a great professional backpack blower to help  landscapers and landowners breeze through clearing debris and other tough jobs.

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About STIHL Inc.:
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.

STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the National Association of State Park Directors.

BR 430 Specifications - Professional Use
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.)
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)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
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