BR 430 - $399.99 DSRP

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BR 430

DSRP: $399.99


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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
Print Spec Sheets
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.)
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)
*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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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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    Adjustable Support Harness
    STIHL backpack blowers and sprayers are equipped with an adjustable support harness that distributes weight evenly across the shoulders and back, reducing user fatigue.

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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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BR 430 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 105.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb power I bought this blower to pick up where my Poulan left off. It has done quite an amazing job as well. It has proven that even three trees full of 12in wide maple leaves is no match even on the rainiest of days. One warning, do not use over soft soil it will blow a hole right in the Earth. I stand by Stihl for all my yard products, weed trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, you name it
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works great for my application. I have a stihl 56C-E blower but it would not handle the hugh volume of wet leaves around my dock area. So I purchased the 430 back pack blower. It easily handied the job. I then found I could use it to remove 6" snow from my side walk and use it to blow water off after washing the car.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My New BR 430 I bought this blower for my husband this Christmas and we both have thoroughly enjoyed using it. The power is amazing! I used to hate using his old blower bc it was heavy and I could hardly start it. Now with this bad daddy I can start it easily and have no problem toting it around at 125 lbs. I enjoy the power it packs and now I can get our yard and our rental yard done in half the time it used to take me with just our yard! I thoroughly enjoy STIHL and all the products they have to offer! So worth the money spent!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good blower I bought this blower to use at my house and it has plenty of power for what I need. I use the stihl br 600's nozzle on it to have extra air volume and it works better because it has a bigger opening than the 430's nozzle since Its Opening is a little small . So I recommend using the Br 600's Nozzle on it. But other than that it's a great blower. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from difficult to get into Very difficult to don. I pulled back/shoulder muscles upon first use. At 22+ pounds w/o fuel it is not for old men!.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BR 430 starts when it wants to It is very difficult to start, it seems to flood every time and has done it from day one using the pre mixed Stihl fuel. It gives you a slight try to start and stalls and then the pull rope will not pull. You let the BR 430 sit for a couple of days and the starter rope and pulley are ready to go again but it might start or not. Total waste of money, I should bring back to selling dealer it is less than eight months old and only used five times.
Date published: 2018-01-23
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
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