My Servicing Dealer
Find a Specific Product: Blowers & Shredder Vacs

BR 550

A low-emission backpack blower for professionals that combines fuel-efficiency and an affordable price.

BR 550
BR 550 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1263.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very powerful. Much more powerful than my last professional unit from a competitor. It has cut down on my work time by half.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It does a great job, but.... Very powerful blower and easy to start. But I have to now replace the piston cylinder crank and dont know why... I bought it new right at 2 years ago... I didnt register this one for warranty, but probbaly will have to buy this on my own... , and I do all maintenance on it...
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs new engine design Two years old and had two engine blocks put on it. Under warranty both times but what am I going to do when it's out of warranty???
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ANOTHER GREAT STIHL PRODUCT! I have had my 2 br550 back pack blowers now for a couple of years now. Have put countless hours on them and have had absolutely no problems. These 4 mix motors always start 1st pull cold or hot, don't need to prime or choke. Extremely comfortable, quiet, fuel efficient and very strong. Couldn't ask for anything more. I HIGHLY RECOMMEMD THIS TO ANYONE.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Machine I have yet to put this machine to the test as it is still winter up here in NH but I ran the unit for quite some time and tried out the fit and various settings. My family is very much looking forward to putting this machine to real use especially since I am disabled and I needed something that would be easy to carry and operate.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Green are my neighbors eyes! I upgraded from the BG55 to this. We have a lake property with hills for which it works wonderfully, but I use this mainly on my 1/4 acre residential lot. My trees all fall in October and my neighbors fall through January. This makes a weekly 2+ hour job take 40 minutes, wet or dry. The neighbor fellas all come out of the wood work to watch the marvel. It's a little tricky to start with it on your back but it can be done. Very comfortable, I have gone 4 straight hours with it with no fatigue. Don't forget that gas cap, I messed that up once and it quickly found its way into my boots. Kind of loud for residential use but the awesomeness outweighs that.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great workhorse Used this blower for our small yard surrounded by 4 acres of Maple trees. Lots of power and comfortable to carry around for hours. I would definitely recommend this blower.
Date published: 2015-01-29
  • y_2016, m_11, d_24, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1263
  • loc_en_US, sid_br550, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=AGE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips