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Stihl BR 200 Spec Sheet

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. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 200 400 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
Stihl BR 200 400 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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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
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 35.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 12.6 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Stihl BR 200, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

Comfortable. Affordable. And more power to you. The fuel-efficient STIHL BR 200 blower puts the quality of a professional backpack blower in the hands of homeowners everywhere. Its single-handed operation is easy to control, while its lightweight design and anti-vibration technology enhance operator comfort. The 35.5 oz. fuel tank also means fewer refuels compared to handheld blowers; hence, fewer interruptions to the task at hand. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 200

  • Power: The Stihl BR 200 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an 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. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. Among other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 200 can be considered light, weighing only 12.6 lbs.
  • Engine: Its 2-Mix engine boasts a displacement of 27.2 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the BR 200 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Stihl model, this ratio is 50:1). You can find more information about Stihl's 2-Mix engine technology below.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BR 200 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise 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 can hold 35.5 fl. oz. What it loses in fuel capacity, the BR 200 gains in portability by having a more manageable weight.

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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.

  • Maxing out at 150 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BR 200 can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered backpack blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 200 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

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:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (12.6 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • 2-Mix Engine
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (35.5 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (400 CFM)
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

Do you own the Stihl BR 200 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

Questions & Answers

Does it have variable constantly set speeds. I am female and would like to keep left hand free and like light weight (Asked November 01, 2019)

Yes, the throttle of the BR200 can be locked in any position.

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  1. 3.15
    Price
    60
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    70
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    20

    I have owned this unit going on my 3rd year. I primary use it for clearing light snow (very very light). I not sure of the value of such a under powered product. An electric Toro blower/vac has 2/3 the power of this one with out the fumes.
    It does what it is designed for but very slowly.
    I have only had to do 1 minor tuneup which included fuel hose repair ,rocker arm tightening and spark plug replacement all very easy to do.
    I would advise to spend just a bit more and get a BR550.
    I have tried to use for leaf, nettles, snow and found it is just under powered.

    + PROS: sleek looking and very hardy. as are most stihl products
    - CONS: under powered
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    steven luechtefeld March 19, 2020 at 4:54 pm
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    Unfortunately I`ve had nothing but trouble with mine. I bought this under two years ago, and I`ve had it in the shop 3 times. The ignition module keeps going out, and yes I winterized it, even kept it inside my house this winter so the cold wouldn`t affect it. The worst part is, i`ve tried to contact Stihl, but as of today I `ve never received a response. I guess they dont care, they already have my money. I`m in the market for a different blower and a gas trimmer. I wont be looking at Stihl anymore.

    + PROS: its light weight
    - CONS: wont keep running
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  3. 3.5
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    60
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    Completes most of my jobs well..however I need a boost in volume, if debris is not completely dry!
    So I usually wait after trimming to allow grass to dry out……….otherwise fine!

    + PROS: LIGHT WEIGHT AND QUIETER THAN MOST
    - CONS: COULD USE A MORE VOLUME OF AIR FLOW
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