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BR 430

BR 430
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
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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.
  • 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 175.2 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 137.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Blower Absolutely love and would highly recommend this product
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine. Many purchasers mention the problem of the shoulder straps slipping off their shoulders. I solved this problem with a couple cable ties like the electricians use to bundle electrical wires. Loop the cable ties around the top of the shoulder straps right near where they fasten onto the frame of the blower. If you did not cinch up enough slack on the first attempt, you can adjust the cable tie easily. If you get it too short you will have to cut the tie and start over. No problem, They cannot be reused but they are cheap. The ties can be joined end to end to make a tie long enough to loop over both shoulder straps.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Weight is average, would be nice if it came with a chest strap for more support. Starts and runs great. Has plenty of power. Love the cruise control!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BR430 Backpack Blower I purchased this blower a couple of months back and have used it several times. It starts on the first and second pull every time. This thing has a tremendous amount of power and doesn't seem to burn a lot of gas. Its very simple to operate and comfortable to wear. The only downfall I have is one strap will come off your shoulder. I remedied this by purchasing a chest strap. Solved the problem. I notice very little vibration. Its a little louder than my hand carry one but this one is much larger. I can only say good things about Stihl products. I have a Stihl chainsaw, a shop vac and now a blower and have nothing but praise for them.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great so far. My company has had one of these models for approximately 4 years. We have been very pleased with it.I needed one for around the house and am equally pleased so far.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely happy with a Stihl I bought this as a replacement because I had my other backpack blower stolen. I'm glad I spent the extra money and got myself a Stihl instead of just replacing what was stolen. Much better!
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plenty of power I purchased this blower for home use. We have many trees on our property. The blower starts easily, runs relatively quietly (although ear plugs helpful) and has plenty of power to move leaves anywhere. Anti-vibration design is also a plus. I received an extended 4 year warranty by purchasing the Stihl 2 cycle oil. The unit appears well built to give many years of use. The only cons I have are that the instructions are weak with regard to blower tube assembly and the shoulder straps tend to slip off at times as there is no chest strap.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First gas blower I have a battery blower for doing light sweeping, and a corded electric one that does OK but managing the cord is a pain. Enter the Stihl 430. Wow. Far more power than I've ever had and I can go anywhere. It's the best of all worlds. Fairly easy to start, and I wish I hadn't waited so long to buy it!
Date published: 2019-01-11
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Backpack Blowers
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