BR 430 - $409.95 DSRP


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BR 430

DSRP: $409.95

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

The powerful engine of the BR 430 Backpack Blower features advanced engine technology which provides cleaner emissions and better fuel economy than standard 2-stroke engines. Also, an advanced anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for extended professional use. A large fuel tank provides longer run times between refueling, plus back padding, broad shoulder straps and a rubberized grip pro...Read More
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BR 430 Specifications
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.)
BLOWING FORCE* 26 Newtons
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)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 76 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*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.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Anti-Vibration System
    The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Backpack Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL backpack blowers.

Important Information
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…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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    Reflective Safety Vest
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BR 430 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good power I got this blower after originally getting the BR350. While the 350 did a decent job, I just was not happy with the performance related to the price. I was allowed to return the 350 and try the 430 and I am glad I did. The 430 has significantly more power and a few other nice features that make it work the extra $50. I think the 430 is a great blower for someone who wants a backpack blower but is not willing to make the step to a BR 600+.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great No issues. Starts easy. Plenty of power. Happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR 430 Back Pack Blower is amazing I purchased this BR 430 New about a year ago. I have used it on my large yard and many neighbors yards in my neighborhood. The blower always starts on the first or 2nd pull. The power is way stronger than I could have imagined. I have blown piles of wet leaves off of a one-acre lot with no problem. I have been cutting grass as a side business for many years and have always had a little cheap blower but when it broke I realized it was time to invest in something that I could use to clean up grass off sidewalks and also be strong enough to get a large number of leaves off a property. This blower is just perfect. I was asked recently to clean up a yard after a storm and this blower hand enough power to remove all the leaves and blow small sticks away as well. A great blower for the price. My only true problem is I am upset with myself that I didn't go buy one of these blowers a couple of years earlier. This blower makes my life so much easier. As far as durability goes I have used this blower every day almost for a year and have had zero problems.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very bad product disappointed Very disspointed with this backpack blower, stihl always makes good products but this one is really a bad one, it’s pricey for what it offers, a lot of issues, we have been on the lawn care business for more than 20 years and I’ve always used stihl but this one almost made me change to echo or some other brand, it’s just over all bad I would like a refund I asked 3 other people I know that have this blower and they have the same complain.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crank bearings are horrible Br 430's crank bearings are known for going bad. Stihl however will fix them under warranty or give you a new blower if the flywheel hits the ignition module, but during the repair process you are still left without a blower. I am a stihl tech and have repaired hundreds of br 430 blowers due to crank bearings.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power I was seeking a blower for home use that was able to move large amounts of oak leaves and acorns; this is a great machine. I shopped several brands and this was the best value for the job. It usually starts on first or second pull.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best blower ever Never any trouble starting best blower I’ve owned looks very professional to.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed My yard was inundated with leaves. The previous homeowner never took care of the yard and I needed a high quality backpack blower to get down to old embedded leaves. The BR 430 did just that and a heck of a lot faster and easier than trying to rake and burn. If your thinking about this blower..... Just get it ND you won't regret it.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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