Available now, three new backpack blowers have joined the STIHL range and simply drive away debris with their hurricane air speed. Usually the domain of professional users, the new backpack models put their great power and performance into more everyday hands.
Each new blower has a clear focus on user and task.
BR 200 - The home owner's helper
The first STIHL ‘home-user' backpack blower, the BR 200 delivers power and performance equivalent to our top of the range handheld model. It is lightweight, compact and really pleasant to use - perfect for sweeping grass trimmings and leaves around the garden at home. We are also tipping this product to be a handy helper for commercial use too!
BR 350 - Tough landowner's blower
The new BR 350 steps-up power and performance, ideal for tough and larger scale clear-up tasks. This model is sure to appeal to land owners and serious gardeners with its capacity to clear heavier duty debris around grounds or to sweep yards.
BR 430 - The hard working professional
At the top of the new range, the BR 430 is built to be extra tough. Its additional power plus features like the enlarged fuel tank and an advanced anti-vibration system make it ideal for hard-working and extended periods of use. Ideal for contract gardeners or groundsmen for example.
Well great working comfort is one real advantage. Carrying the engine unit ‘backpack style’ makes this type of blower really pleasant to use. As with any good quality backpack, our ergonomically designed and well-padded carrying frame, plus the use of tough yet lightweight components mean you can work comfortably and efficiently with absolute freedom to roam.
Power is another great strength of the new blowers. Backpack-mounted engines can be larger than on handheld machines, and thus drive higher air speed and air volume. That means they will blow away more material, quickly and efficiently. Putting their great power into perspective, the new BR 430 blasts out air at 82 m/s – that’s over 180 mph and the equivalent to a Category Five hurricane held in your hand.
Easy to use
More than great performers, the new backpack blowers are really easy to use right from the off. Start-up for example, is especially simple: pump the fuel primer and flick on the choke, then pull-start the cord and the engine fires up. After that, there is no fiddling between warm and cold starts. In use, the long flexible blower tube incorporates a comfortable ‘trigger’ handle with throttle control, allowing accurate direction of the powerful air blast.
The new backpack blowers are available now from STIHL Approved Dealers. Click here for full specifications and prices, and talk to your Dealer about which model is best for you.