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BR 430

A professional-grade backpack blower with excellent fuel economy and enhanced comfort.

BR 430
BR 430 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong blower, quite glad I bought it Bought a house in 2016 on more property - and with a lot more trees. My first leaf season was miserable with all the raking, bagging, and using my little battery powered blower from the old house. This year I got smart and bought a BR 430 after it was recommended by several friends, and it is quite simply amazing. Plenty of power to blow leaves wet or dry, soil, gravel, sticks, branches, pine cones, whatever. It cut my average leaf cleanup time by about 75% which made me want to do the job more often!!! I have put at least 12 hours on this blower just in Nov & Dec 2017 with no issues whatsoever. Started with their MotoMix fuel for the first few hours and ended up making my own 93 octane non-ethanol with their HP Ultra oil mixed in. The thing runs great either way and starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull every time regardless of temps or time since last use. Very impressed, it's my first Stihl purchase and definitely won't be my last. Thanks much & keep making great products!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got to love it! Really great piece of equipment, very powerful, very reliable. Was a great choice. Also appreciate Mike & Mark at Doc's in Massilion Ohio for there friendly, fine service.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blower lives up to reviews! This blower lives to it's name. I have .5 acres to do and lots of leaves and pine needles. It has the blow power to get to the dirt and grass but also keep the grass staying. I can spend all day with it and not have any issues. Usually get about 50 minute run time on a tank of gas. Overall very satisfied with this blower and the job it can do. Would recommend to anyone who has an acre or less to do. It is powerful and gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a homeowner For the small increase in price from the 350 model it's well worth it. Power galore, wet leaves are not an issue. Would highly recommend this product to anyone including contractors.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good blower, but uses a lot of gas. I bought this blower from a local stihl dealer. It has a lot of power and blows leaves really good. but i only use it about once or twice a week and i've probably used about 2 gallons of gas in less than a month. its good but its just a gas hog. Soon i'll probably buy a br 600 for home and just use my 430 at work.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Blower! Used this blower now for just under one year. No complaints. Starts right up, runs, great, sufficient power. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Blower Comfortable and light for its size. Had issues with blower tube clamps coming loose, otherwise nice blower. Definitely needs a chest strap.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BR 430's have lots of problems. Do not last and not dependable, always in the shop Not worth the price paid, poor performance. Not dependable and technicians are not qualified to fix stihl products. Stihl used to have a good reputation of toughness and durability plus dependable.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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