BR 430

BR 430
A professional-grade backpack blower with excellent fuel economy and enhanced comfort.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • 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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  • STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.


63.3 cc (3.86 cu. in.)
2.9 kW (3.9 bhp)
10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.)
1700 cc (57.5 oz.)
26 Newtons
82 m/sec. (183 mph)
98 m/sec. (219 mph)
850 m3/h (500 cfm)
76 dB(A)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, 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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BR 430 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR430 Back Pack Blower, very happy. Just purchased the 430 blower last week, used all weekend around my property. I own 5 arce horse property with hard wood trees sour outdoing property. The 430 starts quickly and is fairly easy to lift and position on my back. The 430 has very good padding and shoulder straps and is confortable to wear for a couple of hours if needed. Throttle control is positioned vert nicely so you won't become fatigue. Not sure what the fuel capacity is but it will empty full tank is about 45 minutes at full throttle. This is my 4th Stihl product I own and as I expected this blower works as advertised. Powerful, lightweight, easy to use. As with any gas powered equipment, empty all gas out of the fuel tank and run engine until it runs completely out of gas at the end of year and this unit will last for many maintenance free years.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower I upgraded from a hand held blower. I have had most brands of them. We use them in chicken houses to blow dust off heaters and fans. Needed a new blower and thought I would try a med size back pack and wow what big difference. This this is super strong for size. It starts great.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tool for the Job Finally up sized my backpack this year and sooooo glad I did. This handled 2+ acres and 4+ hours of non stop work without a hiccup and re fueled far less than my older smaller backpack. Wet leaves? No problem. Piles of leaves you could hide a Volkswagen behind? It will move those too. Right tool for the job. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Blower, but exhaust pluged after 2 weeks Love the blower, but had to return it to dealer after about 12 hours of running t have exhaust screen cleaned. This is an easy repair and if this happens again I will take care of it. Was using the Stihl premium oil so there should not of been a proplem
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR 430 Excellent back pack blower. It always starts and has plenty of power to blow the heavy wet big leaf maple leaves I have on my place. I did have a problem with the carburetor right off the bat (it did would not go above idle speed without choking it) but Ramsey-Waite co. fixed it the problem and it runs perfectly. One suggestion for improvement would be to extend the flex hose three inches longer because the blow tub hits on my hip and limits my swing to the left. I had an Echo blower before and the tub is twice as long and I never noticed the inconvenience. I have a great .025 Stihl chain saw that has been outstanding for many years and I believe my Stihl back pack blower will do the same.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use Light and powerful. Definitely would recommend this product. Only complaint is if you want to purchase the pre mixed fuel its expensive.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does make job easier I like the features on the blower. Using it makes the job of cleaning up the yard much easier.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaf Blower on Steroids The leaf blower makes cleanup of leaves so much easier than with a typical blower. The air velocity and power allow it to move more leaves faster than any normal blower I've used. The backpack padding helps keep the vibration to a minimum and the fatigue on your arms is minimal since you're only holding up a tube. It starts usually on the first or second pull and is the only blower I use anymore. I wasn't willing to put down the extra cash for a backpack blower for the last 10 years and now think how much time and effort I've wasted not having one. These are the only way to go.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Backpack Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL backpack blowers.

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