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Stihl BR 450 Spec Sheet

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. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 450 642 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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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
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 57.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 23.4 lbs
Noise rating 77 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Simplify your workday with this easy-to-use and affordable professional backpack blower. Equipped with a powerful 2-stroke engine, the STIHL BR 450 has all the power you need in a convenient package. Use it for a range of applications, from managing large properties and tree-heavy lots to seasonal leaf cleanup. The low-emission engine boasts high-quality power, with a blowing force approaching that of the BR 600 model. Designed with the operator in mind, the unit features an easily adjustable tube that can adapt to different operator heights and application needs. And the control handle can also be adjusted for ideal comfort without tools. Additional features include a semi-automatic choke for a simplified starting procedure as well as improved ergonomic design elements for increased user comfort. Whether maintaining residential or commercial property, the BR 450 is up to your landscaping demands. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 450

The Stihl BR 450 in use

The Stihl BR 450

  • Power: The Stihl BR 450 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 219 MPH and a max air volume rating of 642 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: This blower’s backpack functionality makes make it less exerting on the user, even when used for an extended period of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. At 23.4 lbs, the Stihl BR 450 is within the average weight range of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 63.3 cc. Please note that, because the Stihl BR 450’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Stihl, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the BR 450 offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 77 dB 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 backpack blowers.

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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.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 219 MPH. This puts the BR 450 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in 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 450 can reach 642 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other gas-powered backpack blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-9010T with 1110 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 450 is on the average side of the price range.

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

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Cruise control
  • High MPH (219 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (23.4 lbs)
  • Decent tank (57.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (642 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Stihl BR 450 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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

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