Characteristics Of The Stihl BR 450

The Stihl BR 450 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 642 CFM at 219 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 63.3 cc engine.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 642
MPH Up to 219
Blowing Force 28 N

Engine

Make N/A
Engine Displacement 63.3 cc
Strokes 2
Speed Settings Variable

Features

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

Misc

Weight 23.4 lbs
Noise Rating 77 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Overview of the Stihl BR 450

  • Power: The BR 450 gas-powered leaf blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a max air volume of 642 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max 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. However, for a gas-powered backpack blower, the Stihl BR 450 is heavier than most, weighing 23.4 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 63.3 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel mixture ratio can be found in your BR 450 user manual.
  • 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 450 features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 77 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 57.5 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity.

The Stihl BR 450's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 450 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 219 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • The BR 450 is average in terms of power. It's rated at 642 CFM, which is common for gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Stihl BR 700 with 912 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • High MPH (219 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (57.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (642 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (23.4 lbs)

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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 450 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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