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Stihl BR 430 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BR 430 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 500 CFM at 219 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 57.5 cc engine.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 500
MPH Up to 219
Blowing Force 26 N

Engine

Make 2-MIX
Engine Displacement 57.5 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 57.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 22.3 lbs
Noise Rating 76 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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 430, the user manual is available here.

Description

When the job runs long, the STIHL BR 430 is right there with you. It has the features you need to get the job done with fewer refuels and less fatigue. Its pro-sized 57.5 oz. fuel tank goes even farther thanks to a fuel-efficient engine that produces cleaner emissions when compared to standard 2-stroke engines. In addition to its anti-vibration system and ElastoStart™ handle, the blower also features back padding, broad shoulder straps and soft rubber grip for enhanced comfort and support. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 430

  • Power: The Stihl BR 430 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 500 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 219 MPH.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 22.3 lbs — the Stihl BR 430 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack leaf blower on the market.
  • Engine: Its 2-MIX engine boasts a displacement of 57.5 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 430, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its variable speed settings, the Stihl BR 430 allows precise control of the air output.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 76 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 57.5 fl. oz., this Stihl blower is average when compared to other gas-powered backpack leaf blowers.

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The Stihl BR 430's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 430 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 219 MPH. This puts the BR 430 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in gas-powered backpack leaf 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 430 can reach 500 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • High MPH (219 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (57.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (76 dB)
  • Decent Weight (22.3 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (500 CFM)

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Where to buy the Stihl BR 430?

According to Stihl's Internet Sales Policy and to the reasons mentioned in their blog, it is not possible or recommended to buy a NEW Stihl product online in the USA. The only way to buy the Stihl BR 430 online is to get it second hand or refurbished on eBay.

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 430 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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