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Blowers & Shredder Vacs

Powerful clearing performance for almost any sized lot

Your landscape, your rules. Keep leaves, clippings and other yard debris under control with STIHL handheld blowers, backpack blowers, or shredder vacs. From homeowners to professional landscapers, STIHL is the name to trust for hardworking equipment that lasts, season after season. Each model is designed for efficiency, ease of use and exceptional power. Whether you maintain a small urban lot or acres of land, there’s a STIHL handheld or backpack blower ready to exceed your expectations.

While in blower mode, STIHL shredder vacs produce exceptional blower performance, along with reduced exhaust emissions and a great selection of features. When in shredder mode, they offer great suction and a specially designed blade for cutting leaves. They offer great value in a portable package.

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Blowers Frequently Asked Questions

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

  1. 1 year ago
    Power Baby
    I had a craftsman for years took me 2 to 3 hours to do around my house, driveway, and spouting. I live in the woods with alot of leafs. I did more with the 600 in 2 hours, half the time. It did a better job around shrubs and landscaping. You just have to watch it has too much power for the mulch. Just ease up on the power. I use 93 gas with stihl additives and lucas for ethonal for years with my chainsaws and weedeaters. No problems. Thank you stihl for a great product.
  2. 5 months ago
    Does a great job
    I upgraded to a BR 600 after using (still using) a BR 400 for 20 years. I had contemplated looking at a Husqvarna 750 and it felt like I had a Volkswagen on my back and sounded like it had no muffler. Don't be afraid of the 4 mix. Is quiet and lots of power on wet or dry leaves. All my power tools are Stihl and it's nice to go back to the dealer you purchased it from instead of a major box store or online purchase. Starts with one pull and is quieter than most other back pack blowers.
  3. 1 year ago
    Big blower with big performance
    We are in mid-Michigan, fourteen acres, with six acres of yard, with a mix of hardwoods and pines. The Stihl B600, used in combination with a diesel power mower with bagger, has made yard cleanup efficient and possible for a retired couple to handle. The blower is also used for outbuilding cleanup, equipment drying after washing; pretty much gets used every week. I run all small engines on non ethanol fuel with Stihl HP Ultra oil. This blower starts with one pull, and has zero problems in the ... read more past year. Purchased at Superior Saw, Holt, Michigan; an excellent sales and service operation.
  1. 1 month ago
    Best Blower I ever had
    Got the BG50 to do yard clean up. I find new uses for it every day, from blowing grass and leaves in the summer to cleaning snow off in the winter. Even blow the combine off this fall and clean grain bins. Don't go to the box stores when Stihl has all the power you need.
  2. 5 months ago
    Great Product
    I always wanted a Stihl and finally purchased the BG50 gas blower. I've had it now for 2 weeks and it has outperformed other gas blowers I've had in the past. Starts right up and has plenty of power for any household use. The BG50 is lightweight and easy to use. Make sure to always use the Stihl gas mix and it will also double your warranty. Great product!
  3. 5 months ago
    Handy and easy to use
    I use backpack Stihl model at forestry/campground of Department of Natural Resources job for large areas. I purchased this unit for 1 acre hobby farm lawn cleanup after experience at work. Unit works well, moving heavy, deep, and wet leaves without fatigue due to lightness of unit. Sometimes work lasting 3 to 4 hours without a problem. This is Stihl's lowest price blower and everything you could ask for, get Stihl and don't go for the cheaper brands, the only thing they are good for is dumpster ... read more filling after a couple of years of marginal service. I learned this the hard way.
  1. 5 months ago
    Padding problems
    As others viewers have stated that the power and electric start are remarkable. I've only had this machine for a WEEK and the performance is fantastic *EXCEPT* the harness padding. No matter how well the machine performs, if I can't comfortably shoulder it then it's no good to me for long jobs. Sad to say, but I might be taking this back all because of a strap issue. Too bad Stihl might lose customers purchasing this because of bad padding. If it only had the BR 700 harness, I'd keep it!
  2. 2 years ago
    Time saver
    This blower has tripled my productivity. After using this blower commercially I am amazed at the amount of time it has saved me. Features I like: Electric start Moveable throttle to your arm length The self contained blower tube is fantastic. Power is very sufficient. Cons: shoulder straps are bad for such a high dollar blower. It seems like they were an after thought. It gets uncomfortable during long periods of usage. The blower is thirsty, has a big tank for fuel but it can go through ... read more it rather quickly.
  3. 6 months ago
    First BR 450 C-EF the boss is trying it out
    As far as power goes, it tops a BR 600. It does have bit of an annoying knocking in the motor or vibration. The push button start feature has not given any trouble once it is warm. You might want to first crank in the morning, but once it's warm starts right up. Frequently you have to stop to talk to people and it's nice to push the button to start it up. Like I said earlier it appears to have more blowing force than a BR 600. Noticed this in blowing off parking lots, used the BR 600 and BR 450, ... read more the 450 did the job faster.
  1. 5 years ago
    What I was looking for.
    I read the reviews before buying and was disappointed to read it was hard to switch between vacuum and blower, and that it struggled with sticks and other things. My experience was very different. I put a small punch in my pocket and had no trouble changing operational modes. I didn't experience any problems with sticks or anything else. I accidentally sucked up a piece of stout nylon rope and immediately shut down the machine. I expected to find it wrapped around the cutting blades, but they ... read more had shredded and spit it into the bag without a problem. I got right back to work.
  2. 11 months ago
    This thing is great
    I bought this blower vac this spring to clean up last leafs leaves. This machine will clog if you try to suck up too many wet leaves. So I had to scatter them with the blower configuration then after they had some time in the sun to dry this machine in the vacuum configuration easily sucked them all up. I have been very please with this machine. Sense the leave clean up it gets used once a week to clean off my patio and sidewalks. It so far has been very easy to start. I will update this review ... read more once the machine gets some age on it
  3. 2 years ago
    Great vacuum for those tight places in your yard
    This thing does what it is designed to do. Great for vacuuming up leaves all over the yard. Instead of making a mess trying to blow leaves out of tight areas you can vacuum and be done. I only use the vac on dryer leaves so I haven't had any clogging problems. Great also for clean up after edging, mowing etc. Bag can get heavy as it fills but that just tells you its time to dump. Runs like a champ. So easy to start. Very happy with my purchase as I am with my Stihl chain saw.
  1. 4 years ago
    Works as advertised
    This thing keeps me off the roof. Recently cleaned out a wet, heavy, packed drop of leaves with little problem. Did wear a hat but if you watch the wind direction and the orientation that you're blowing you don't get hit by very much. I peeked and the gutters are CLEAN: no leaves, sticks or even shingle gravel. On a calm day some leaves wil settle on the roof to blown out again a different day. I haven't had any problem with the elbows coming off, but they occasionally hang up in the gutter and turn a bit.
  2. 1 year ago
    A definite must-have
    A great way to clean your gutters! Guy at the service counter I bought it from warned me that I should wear a raincoat when I use it. Needless to say I should have listened to him! If your gutters haven't been cleaned in a long time, it won't make them spotless, but it gets a good portion of it cleaned. Considering that it is only a couple of plastic tubes hose clamped together, the price is a bit steep.
  3. 4 months ago
    read the description...
    there are a few reviewers complaining that it doesn't fit the BG50. if you read the description it is not listed. no pity for those people. i made something similar for way less $ out of 3 and 4" ABS pipe, and a couple of bends. not flimsy and works great with my backpack blower.
  1. 3 years ago
    Great power but small bag
    The tubes are difficult to put on and remove but not a huge problem after you get the hang of it. Power is the best I've seen in a gas blower/vac. The most frustrating thing is the coming up to a yard full of leaves with a vac that has such a small bag. There should be an optional accessory that has either a MUCH larger bag or attachment to a large garbage can. The bag is also hard to empty. The zipper should come around the corner and up the side a ways.
  2. 5 years ago
    Not Bad
    Just bought this today and used it immediately. Once you get used to starting this, it will start with one pull. Took me several attempts to get the hand of things (read your manual). The shredded leaves are VERY small and desirable in consistancy. It did plug three times from ingesting a wine cork (burp) and some small twigs. It was powerful enough to lift some small river rocks. The blower is great. It took care of moving several years of leaves stuck under three cars (unlike my Weedeater ... read more GBI 30V - but hey - the Stihl has a larger engine) Overall rating: 4.5 stars
  3. 4 months ago
    Really does a number on Leaves.
    Bought it because I already had a leaf shedder, electric and wanted a gas shredder, just use the Vac, because I have 2 blowers already, and it make short work and shreds well so you don't use as many leaf bags.
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