BR 430

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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.)
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)
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
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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    Reflective Safety Vest
    Class II reflective vest that is required for working along highways meets ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 standard. Longer tail in the back provides maximum reflective exposure for users running backpack blowers. Two front pockets and one chest pocket provide utility for carrying necessary items. Available sizes: Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large
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    Black Widow Glasses
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 71reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply awesome Simply awesome, This backpack blower is by far the best thing that I could've ever bought for my home year around maintenance for my yard I recommend it for everybody, easy start easy to carry, comfortable on the back. October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower If something happens to the blower I would bay another one the same model October 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power, very easy to use. The combination of power, light weight and easy to start makes this one of the finest blowers I have used. September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by More than I expected Rated it highest, but I've owned it for only about a month. I've used it several times with no problems. The power is is more than I expected. I though 25 pds, with fuel, on my back would be heavy, but it's not. Very comfortable harness and throttle handle. I'm daring the leafs to fall in my yard this year. Great product September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My first backpack blower Awesome! I was concerned about the power based on the outlet diameter and comparing it to what I see the professionals using. I was pleasantly surprised that this blower has more than enough power for what I need around the house and the vegetable garden. Rest assured that this blower can handle anything you need. August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Now we're blowin Bought 2 of these to replace a couple ancient BR 380 blowers I had and my guys couldn't be happier. They start on the first pull have comfortable straps and the are much more powerful. August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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. April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by clearly designed for pro use -- but I like it around my house anyway! Dealer demo'd the blower on a cold late winter day. We lifted ice off his pavement and I was sold. It is now early spring in Wt Mountains of NH and we have no snow, so I decided to clean up the yard. This machine is amazing. I accomplished more in an hour than my last blower could do in half a day. It literally raked my lawn, if you will, via digging out embedded stones, and much ground-in debris, from my grass. It lifted wet leaves and dried out soaked grass remaining beneath. I was impressed with the comfort of the pack and the control. It has aways started (used 3 times in two weeks) on nearly first pull. I trust my dealer very much (P&S Equipment Littleton NH) and they have taken care of me via great advice and service. April 2, 2016
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