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Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® Spec Review

The Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 912 CFM at 239 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 79.9 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® 912 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 912
MPH Up to 239
Blowing Force 41 N
Engine
Make 4-Mix
Engine displacement 79.9 cc
Strokes 4
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 67.6 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 25.8 lbs
Noise rating 78 dB
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

To tackle large properties and heavy debris, there is nothing like the clean-up power of the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM®. Built in America*, the most powerful backpack blower in the STIHL line offers maximum blowing force as well as optimal comfort. Ideal for professional landscapers, it features a multi-function control handle allowing users to effortlessly access all the controls on one comfortable handle. This blower completes tasks with 20% more power than the BR 700, and can be hung for storage. Its telescopic tube is easily adjustable for various user heights without the use of tools. The BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® also features a starting handle on the side of the unit, allowing users to start and restart the engine while continuing to wear the blower on their back, and a one-touch stop switch that can turn off the engine with the simple press of a button. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM®

The Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® in use

The Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM®

  • Power: The Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 239 MPH and a max air volume rating of 912 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • 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. Be aware that, at 25.8 lbs, the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is on the heavier side of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: This blower is fitted with a 79.9 cc 4-Mix engine. Stihl's 4-Mix engine is a 4-stroke engine that runs with a mixture of oil and gas (50:1 ratio). You can find more details about this technology further down the page.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® 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: With a decibel rating of 78 dB, the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 67.6 fl. oz., this Stihl blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.
  • Easy2Start™: The BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® has the letter “E” in its name, which is Stihl’s indication that it benefits from Stihl’s proprietary Easy2Start™ (also called “ErgoStart”) technology. As the name suggests, this technology makes the starter mechanism more reliable thanks to an additional spring between the crankshaft and the starter rope. Upon pulling the starter rope, the engine will attempt to start regardless of how hard the rope was pulled – even a simple two-finger pull is sufficient to start it. Easy2Start™ allows the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® to be started with remarkably less effort than most other blowers.

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The Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM®'s performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 239 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 912 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Echo PB-9010T, with 1110 CFM, could be in your good books.
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

4-Mix Engine Technology

Stihl's 4-Mix engine combines the advantages of 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines. This award-winning 4-stroke engine runs on a mix of gasoline and oil (1:50). For this to happen, the gasoline-oil mix enters the cylinder head through a bypass channel in order to offer full lubrication, which avoids the need for parts like an oil pump, sump or tank (which are compulsory for traditional 4-stroke engines). Therefore, there is no oil servicing to do (easy maintenance), the leaf blower is lighter (due to fewer parts) and its overall noise is lower. Additionally, all 4-MIX engines are fitted with a system that considerably reduces the effort needed to pull the starter rope.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Cruise control
  • Easy2Start™ technology
  • 4-Mix Engine
  • High CFM (912 CFM)
  • High MPH (239 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (67.6 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (78 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Quite heavy (25.8 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 800 C-E MAGNUM® 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

Can I buy the mixed fuel (50:1 oil to gas) at a store already mixed and made? Or do I need to do the mixing myself? (Asked November 3, 2020)

You can buy the fuel pre-mixed, but ensure gasoline has a minimum octane rating of 89 and no more than 10% ethanol content.

What is the gas mix for this unit. (Asked October 30, 2021)

Gas-oil ration is 50:1.

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Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM®
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  1. 5
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    Great blower, very comfortable to wear. Starting is a breeze, and the power it puts out gets the jobs done fast. It doed consume gas but then again thats the trade off for the power you get. Very satisfied with this blower.

    + PROS: Easy to startPlenty of powerComfortable to wearGets the job done fast
    - CONS: Consumes alot of fuel, but then again, its a trade off for the power you get abd you get the eork done much faster thrn a furl efficient blower do therr is that too
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  2. 4.65
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    Excellent machine reliable starts easy

    + PROS: I recommend it
    - CONS: None works great
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  3. 3.65
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    800 Magnum is great when working. Difficult to start.

    + PROS: Great when workingThe 800 Magnum
    - CONS: Can't get it started.
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    MaryJane Michaud March 31, 2021 at 5:03 pm
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    The Stihl BR 800 CE Backpack Blower is a great & powerful machine. It has plenty of power & the speed is easily controlled at the handle hand grip. Would highly recommend this blower for the toughest of applications.

    + PROS: Great blower, plenty of power. The throttle works well & is easily controlled at the handle on the blower tube. Works well blowing leaves & light snow(1-2”s)
    - CONS: The harness straps could be a little wider & longer(beefier)along with a little better cinch mechanism so that donning & loosening is easier & less challenging.
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