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Stihl BR 800 X MAGNUM® Spec Sheet

The Stihl BR 800 X 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 X 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
Fuel tank 67.6 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 23 lbs
Noise rating 78 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Prepared to be blown away. The most powerful blower in the STIHL line is here. The American-built* BR 800 X MAGNUM® is the ideal machine for professional landscapers tackling large properties. With a 4.4 bhp engine, the BR 800 X offers 20 percent more power than the BR 700, allowing you to clear leaves, grass and heavy debris faster and more efficiently. By adding the BR 800 X to your fleet, you’ll see a real impact where it counts most – on your bottom line. Blast through jobs quickly and move on to the next, all while doing it in comfort. The BR 800 X features ergonomic S-shaped shoulder straps and an easily adjustable handle, allowing each user to select their most comfortable position. It also includes a hanging slot for convenient storage when not in use. The BR 800 X – Are you ready? (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 800 X MAGNUM®

  • Power: The BR 800 X MAGNUM® gas-powered blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a max air volume of 912 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 239 MPH.
  • 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. However, for a gas-powered backpack blower, the Stihl BR 800 X MAGNUM® is heavier than most, weighing 23 lbs.
  • Engine: Its 4-Mix engine boasts a displacement of 79.9 cc. 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 below.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BR 800 X MAGNUM® to match.
  • 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: Its tank can hold 67.6 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity.

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The Stihl BR 800 X 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 X 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 X MAGNUM® 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 Stihl BR 800 X MAGNUM® boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 912 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful of gas-powered backpack blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

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

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of 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 petrol and oil (1:50). For this to happen, the petrol-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:
  • In the expected price range
  • 4-Mix Engine
  • High CFM (912 CFM)
  • High MPH (239 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (67.6 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (78 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (23 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 X 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.

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    Got one in February 2019,only used it for about 4 month as I do not need it in the Summer,had always problem starting,needed at least 6 to 8 pulls and when it was cold up to 20 pulls,had it in the shop 3 times when they put on a new carburetor,still under warranty,helped some what,still problems starting,and now the recoil broke.Don’t think I by another Stihl ,maybe try some other brands.I do not recommend this one.However,it does have great power.

    + PROS: Great power
    - CONS: Difficult starting
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