BR 430

Image of br430
A professional-grade backpack blower with excellent fuel economy and enhanced comfort.

Product Description

When the job runs long, the STIHL BR 430 is right there with you. It has the features you need to get the job done with fewer refuels and less fatigue. Its pro-sized 57.5 oz. fuel tank goes even farther thanks to a fuel-efficient engine that produces cleaner emissions when compared to standard 2-stroke engines. In addition to its anti-vibration system and ElastoStart™ handle, the blower also features back padding, broad shoulder straps and soft rubber grip for enhanced comfort and support.

Model Features

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

    More information

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.


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 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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.


BR 430 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great except I would have given this five stars except for there is a stutter/miss at mid to Throttle but I think that’s nothing more than an adjustment to the carburetor other than that I’m very happy with the power reliability the way it feels very happy
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower, I am very happy with my purchase With so many sizes of blowers, I was worried perhaps I did not get one large enough for what I needed. I am beyond pleased with the selection that I made with the help of the salesman. I live on an acre and need something with enough power to blow leaves, fir cones, fir needles, cedar tree droppings, gravel, blow out flower beds and such. This unit does the trick perfectly!
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Product is great and ideal for every Home Owner The BR 430 Blower has been the ideal blower for my purposes as a regular Home Owner. It works just as good if not better than the BR 600. The Blowing capacity ratings are pretty close to the BR 600 from 199 mph to 189 mph. That is not a whole lot of difference for what I need it for. It's a great Blower in its own Class!
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a great machine. This blower is easy to use, starts every time, and has plenty of power. It is pretty light and does not strain my back at all. Important to me due to multiple back surgeries.My only issue is that it really needs a chest strap or it slips off my shoulders. I used a Velcro strap and that fixes the problem.Recommend Stihl modify the design of the straps to include a chest strap with a quick release.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had it for 1 year and it still runs like the day I got it ! Awesome power and still good on gas. Love it. I would recommend it to everyone. Hands down the best. Bag for your buck.
Date published: 2019-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl the best I bought this Stihl 430 from a pawnshop almost brand new for 230 dollar lol and I love this blower plenty of power before I had an echo 580 backpack blower and I didn't like it the trigger was very uncomfortable and my hand was getting very tired after 5 minutes but not with this still 430 backpack blower it works every penny
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR 430 Great power, more than I need for residential landscaping, and general cleanup around home. Will blow rocks & debris, be careful around vehicles.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Blower Absolutely love and would highly recommend this product
Date published: 2019-06-04
  • y_2019, m_10, d_21, h_7
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_144
  • loc_en_US, sid_br430, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl

Standard Features

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

We Also Suggest

For Your Safety


BR 350/BR 430 STIHL Backpack Blowers - Video
Product Instruction Manual (PDF)
Product Safety Manual (PDF)
STIHL Limited Warranty
Contact Us


My Preferred Dealer