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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
    Great two in one product
    Both blower side and vac side work great. Bag could be bigger, maybe a backpack style bag with a larger capacity. I have a large mature oak trees and works great in and around the flower beds. However, it does not like the acorns. I have a lot of Sthil products, two chain saws, a weed trimmer, and now the blower vac. Great long lasting products.one of my chain saws is 42 years old and still works great. I'd like to see Sthil make a good snow blower . I highly recommend this product.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 2 months ago
    Best blower/vac I have ever owned
    I have worn out or destroyed quite a few blower/vacs over the many years since I bought my first one. I finally broke down and bought a Stihl at about twice the price I had been spending for units that were toast in a few years. I have a large yard with lots of trees that requires a serious approach to keeping it clean looking. Especially wonderful is the ease of starting the Stihl. No more sore shoulder from twenty pulls trying to start them. I also like the metal shredding blade compared to ... read more the plastic blades found in lesser units. I am convinced the extra cost of the Stihl is a bargain by comparison.
  1. 3 months ago
    Fabulous and Powerful Yard Blower
    I didn't know how this would compare to the powerful gas blowers, but I got tired of the noise and the gas and the pull to start. In my opinion, this blower is more powerful than the gas line blowers! Including the gas backpack. Now the Gas backpack blowers are for pro's who don't have to worry about battery life and usually go for longer period of times than you would with the battery blowers. This BGA100 is designed for the semi pro or home owner. I haven't tested for battery life ... read more because you'd have to run a full power test along with and multi range power test, which I haven't done as I'm more interested in just using the blower. My guess is that on full power, you'd have maybe 10-15 minutes. That's with the big battery, which I bought. But here's the thing, you'd never need full power when you use this guy anyway. during normal usage, I'd guess you'd have about 30mins useage, but that's a guess. Of course with the big capacity battery. One thing though, I might have purchased the BGA85 simply due to the fact that you don't have to wear the battery belt & cord which is not as convenient. But the BGA100 has the power I want and need and I didn't know about the BGA85. And when you need the power, you need it! The Blower itself is light. It's a big thing though! Looks really intimidating when you actually see it in person!!
  2. 3 months ago
    Very Powerful
    After working with the full line of gas powered products on our 16 acres we have downsized to 1/2 acres in a quiet gated community. I decided to give the BGA 100 a try based on the convenience of battery power. What an amazingly quiet powerful blower. With two batteries and the 500 series charger, one is never without a fully charged battery in reserve. Highly recommend this blower for homeowner use.
  3. 12 months ago
    Extremely Powerful and Lighweight!!
    This blower is practically weightless compared to all other handhelds (due to separate required battery adapter pack). The power this thing has is unreal. Battery life isn't great with standard small batteries, but sufficient for small jobs. Great blower!
  1. 1 year ago
    Great blower
    I purchased this blower due too my br420c being stolen out of my garage. This is an excellent blower. It is very powerful and moves the grass clippings and leaves in my yard wonderfully. I truly believe Stihl makes the best small yard equipment in the world. Very easy to start. Read the directions and you won't have any trouble. I also have a fc95 edger that is easy to start and cuts through any sidewalk I trim. You can feel the quality built in the product. I am totally satisfied with my ... read more purchase and you will be also.
  2. 9 months ago
    Great Blower
    I just purchased this blower yesterday, 11 April 2016 and have already used it to "sweep" my 1/4 mile driveway and around the house. It is a fantastic blower with plenty of power for what I intend to use it for in and around my 10 acres. It replaced a not so old hand held from another manufacturer that was very unreliable. The back padding is comfortable and the shoulder straps are wide and fit me nicely. I am 6'2" and 240 lbs for comparison. The blower feels light and easy to wear/use for ... read more extended periods of time. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this machine to anyone looking to upgrade to a backpack style blower.
  3. 3 years ago
    The BR430 is the power I need
    I have a BG86 hand blower which has worked well, yet did not have the power to blow piles of leaves. The BR430 is new and has all the power I need. The BG86 starts easily. The BR 430 is trickier in that once the engine is started, you have to reach over and nudge the throttle lever. If not quick enough, the engine quits and has to be restarted with a few pulls. While relatively new in usage, the BR430 was a good choice.
  1. 1 year ago
    Pushing Leaves
    Working almost 3 acres of mixed woodland. Bought this today and 5 tanks of gas later I can say I put a major dent in the leaves and pine needles. Almost bought an echo which are cheaper but Stihl has always delivered on their other products. I have a few. Wish we could burn these leaves like we did as kids.
  2. 2 months ago
    Best leafblower I ever used!
    Starts easily! Powerful! Moves the leafs!! Gets the job done in no time!!!
  3. 1 year ago
    Easy to start
    This product is very easy to start has outstanding power and seems to be built tough like all Stihl products.
  1. 3 years ago
    Great fuel efficiency + power = Job Completion
    Is s quick-starting powerful machine. Great this winter for blowing/clearing snow and walks. Feeds leaf shredders as fast as they can handle. Machine is perfectly balanced, but torquey, so needs to be secure to operator. Easy for operators to start, even with minimal training or experience. Great starting even in 10 degree conditions. Will not overheat in summer with hours-long gas-and-go continuous use.
  2. 3 years ago
    If you have land and need to save on time you need this product!
    We purchased this blower and we have been extremely happy with it. One reason I could'nt decide if I wanted to purchase it was because I was unsure if was going to be too heavy or too loud for me to handel. It is just the opposite. It runs really quiet for a backpack, it is much lighter than I expected, and is very fuel efficient. After the recall on the gas cap, the product ran great with power to spare! It also cranks easily. I would recommend the BR 550 to anyone who is looking for a blower ... read more that has plenty of power for any job.
  3. 1 year ago
    Wonderful
    I have had this unit since 2007. Just learned there is a air filter that needs to be checked. Looked at it and it was just like brand new. I use this for cleaning big areas and keeping a long driveway through the woods clear. I have not had a single problem except the original gas cap cover which they replace a few years later. It starts up on about the third pull and runs great.
  1. 1 month ago
    Excellent power, shoulder straps lacking
    I have several other Stihl power products but when my old backpack blower recently broke I replaced it with the BR600. The BR600 has excellent power, easy to start, and has cut my leaf blowing time considerably. My only complaint is the shoulder strap setup is very uncomfortable compared to my old blower. The shoulder straps are to thin and tend to twist and the padded sections are to narrow. I find myself spending too much time readjusting the straps while operating the unit.
  2. 2 months ago
    what a great product!
    I have had this blower for a year now. I'm completely sold. I had a hard time turning loose of the money when I first bought it. I had a handheld blower for years, and when the leaves got so high I had to get out the rake to finish. Now you just go and blow.. It also starts so easy. I pull it once, it starts, that it. Wish I had bought this 10 years ago! You won't be sorry!
  3. 3 months ago
    Best blower ever. period.
    This blower pays for itself very quickly. Solid, easy and fast starting machine. Am able to blow leaves that have been rained on as if they were dry. Huge piles of leaves just blown into the woods, then I blow the forest floor clean just for fun and because I can! Big wet Aspen leaves to pine needles this blows 'em up and rolls the pile away with ease.
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