Characteristics Of The Stihl BR 200

The Stihl BR 200 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 400 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force 12 N

Engine

Make 2-Mix
Engine Displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 35.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 12.6 lbs
Noise Rating 70 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Overview of the Stihl BR 200

  • Power: The BR 200 gas-powered leaf blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a max air volume of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 150 MPH.
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Among other gas-powered backpack leaf blowers, the Stihl BR 200 can be considered light, weighing only 12.6 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower is fitted with a 27.2 cc 2-Mix engine. Please note that, because the Stihl BR 200’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. Your user manual includes details on the proper ratio. You can find more information about Stihl's 2-Mix engine technology below.
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the BR 200 features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 70 dB, the BR 200 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank has a capacity of 35.5 fl. oz. Although this is not especially impressive, it allows the unit to maintain a decent overall weight, making it more portable and comfortable to use.

The Stihl BR 200's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 200 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 150 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the BR 200 has a lower air speed than most gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 400 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Stihl BR 700 with 912 CFM).

2-Mix Engine Technology

Stihl’s 2-Mix engine is a more eco-friendly and powerful approach to the traditional 2 stroke engine. It features what Stihl calls "stratified scavenging", which simply means that a layer of air is created between the combustion chamber and the crankcase. This action allows the engine to separate fresh fuel from the exhaust, which in turn minimizes the scavenging losses and eliminates the components of the mix that pose a health and environmental hazard (compliant with European Emissions Directive, Stage II). The 2-Mix engine offers a high torque over a wide speed range, a fuel consumption up to 20% lower than conventional 2-cycle engines, and fewer harmful emissions.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 2-Mix Engine
  • Lightweight (12.6 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable Noise (70 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small Tank (35.5 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (400 CFM)
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BR 200 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445
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