BR 200

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A lightweight, professional-caliber backpack blower for use around the home.

Product Description

Comfortable. Affordable. And more power to you. The fuel-efficient STIHL BR 200 blower puts the quality of a professional backpack blower in the hands of homeowners everywhere. Its single-handed operation is easy to control, while its lightweight design and anti-vibration technology enhance operator comfort. The 35.5 oz. fuel tank also means fewer refuels compared to handheld blowers; hence, fewer interruptions to the task at hand.

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Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • Adjustable Support Harness
    STIHL backpack blowers and sprayers are equipped with an adjustable support harness that distributes weight evenly across the shoulders and back, reducing user fatigue.

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Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
1050 cc (35.5 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
12 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
56 m/sec. (125 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
67 m/sec. (150 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
680 m3/h (400 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI B175.2 standard. All specifications provided by ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. As of April 2016.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Reviews

BR 200 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Professional review So, I've been a maintenance Gardener now for 5yrs full time and being the cheapskate I am have owned a bottom of the line BG56 for that entire time.. Until now, my elbows are giving out due to overuse and that blower is a main culprit so time to go backpack.I went instore to try the BR450 and 200. The 450 was appealing, but trying it on was just too heavy and bulky. Twice the physical size of the 200! And weight just a bit much so I decided to buy the 200. Ease of use, size, portability won out and I've just done our home driveway which is very large and bluestone gravel (approximately 200metres long) it did just as well as the handheld blower but was easier to use and less painful on the arms and back. The handheld would be fine for most, but my home is about 30x a normal yard and I look after around 30 unit blocks by myself as well so there's only so much the body will actually handle before it self destructs. Literally. I want to be able to continue working so this was a necessity if anything. I found that making the output tip a little smaller diameter gave a little extra power, just used a tip off my old gutter extension attachment for the BG56 which also made the tip 100mm longer, a little closer to the ground which I prefer. You'll notice that the blower tune on the 200 is just straight, whereas the 450 is slightly curved which is easier to use. The 450 also has telescopic handle and zoom which would be nice. I really do feel this blower is a bit overpriced, BG56 one price and backpack 200 version 2-3x as much, only real difference is the backpack and longer outlet so do feel it's a bit of a rip, though is good to have and there's no other option really so had to pay it. I do love it
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ehh Your paying a lot for a blower with not much power, I’d recommend paying the little extra money and getting the next size up. Also the tube falls off constantly while using. Starts and runs great though, very light
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top Quality device. First impression is that this is an excellent value. It has good blowing power but less than expected compared to the electric unit I replaced,
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy blower Love the blower starts right up with 2 pulls love the auto choke. Great blower overall
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great economy blower ! For your home and outdoor use, this is an incredibly powerful little blower !! I am on a bit over an acre & this baby does all I want and more !! Light weight compared to the others of commercial quality, but packs a punch far beyond any of the handheld blowers on the market !!
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Blower Excellent quality... Subpar blower performance even for a home owner.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great so far Great product! Start fast and run smooth. Only issue is the blowing power is a bit weak, but it does the job.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from As far as dependability of blower, it is as good as any other Sthil product. Disappointed in power of blower. Good for light duty needs. Would have been better off spending extra dollars for commercial blower.
Date published: 2019-05-07
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Backpack Blowers
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