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Stihl BR 350 Spec Review

The Stihl BR 350 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 436 CFM at 201 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 63.3 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 350 436 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 436
MPH Up to 201
Blowing Force 17 N
Engine
Make 2-MIX
Engine displacement 63.3 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 57.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22 lbs
Noise rating 74 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

When your landscape calls for professional-grade tools, turn to the STIHL BR 350 backpack blower. Its powerful and fuel-efficient gasoline-powered engine provides enough rugged power to tackle heavy debris, while delivering exceptional fuel economy and lower emissions than previous models. The anti-vibration technology enhances operator comfort during long runs, which are made possible by a large 57.5 oz. fuel tank. All told, the BR 350 is one of the best backpack blower values for larger properties, ranches, and farms. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 350

The Stihl BR 350 in use

The Stihl BR 350

  • Power: The Stihl BR 350 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 201 MPH and a max air volume rating of 436 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • 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. All told, it weighs 22 lbs — the Stihl BR 350 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: Its 2-MIX engine boasts a displacement of 63.3 cc. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Stihl BR 350, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BR 350 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 74 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 57.5 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for backpack blowers.

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The Stihl BR 350's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 350 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 201 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Its max air volume rating (436 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Shindaiwa EB910RT, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 350 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
  • Cruise control
  • 2-Mix Engine
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22 lbs)
  • Decent tank (57.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dB)
  • Decent MPH (201 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (436 CFM)

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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 350 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.

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  1. 5
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    I have an old 350 series that was thrown out by a country club,so it has had a hard life.U.v.rays caused the plastic to crack up,but I made braces and repaired everything it needed.It is strong!Before I tackled rejuvinating it,I used Homelite hand held ones,and they too came from the trash.They are good little blowers,but thisStihl is like another world!Keeping in mind,it was used commercially..,rode hard and pot up wet!My hand helds are good for tight quarters,but I’m sold on stihl from now on.

    + PROS: Doesn't have to hit high rpms to push well, probably why its still going strong after such a hard life.
    - CONS: Shoulder straps tend to ooze outward,I made a center 'jumper' with hook from one to the other...fixed!
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  2. 4
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    I’ve only used it for about 30 minutes, but very pleased comparing it to my handheld that I burned up this morning.

    + PROS: Cranks on first pull Seems to move leaves with ease
    - CONS: None so far
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