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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
Tube length N/A
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 blower with a maximum air volume rating of 912 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 239 MPH.
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. However, for a gas-powered backpack blower, the Stihl BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® is heavier than most, weighing 25.8 lbs.
  • 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: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 78 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank that holds around 67.6 fl. oz of fuel.
  • 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.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 239 MPH. This puts the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the BR 800 C-E MAGNUM® by Stihl will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 912 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Shindaiwa EB910RT, 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.

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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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