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BR 450 C-EF

BR 450 C-EF
The world's only professional backpack blower with electric start.

Product Description

The hassle of starting and stopping backpack blowers is a reality for professional landscapers. The STIHL BR 450 C-EF backpack blower with Electric Start changes all that. No more idling while walking to the next job or removing the unit to restart. And once it’s started, you can expect tremendous blowing power – exceeding that of BR 550. With a large fuel tank, semi-automatic choke system, and easily adjustable tube length and control handle position; this is the ultimate blower for pros on the go.

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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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • 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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  • Electric Start
    Electric start system engages with the press of a button on the throttle so those maintaining large properties can begin leaf cleanup quickly. Allows users to stop and start unit while wearing the unit on their back, saving time on starting procedure.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
63.3 cc (3.86 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
2.9 kW (3.9 bhp)
WEIGHT
11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)
FUEL CAPACITY
1700 cc (57.5 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
28 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
83 m/sec. (186 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
99 m/sec. (221 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
1090 m3/h (642 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
77 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 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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 450 C-EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major design flaw ruins what could have been a great blower I've been a loyal, highly satisfied Stihl customer for 24 years, owning and heavily using their blowers, chainsaws and brush cutters. I considered the brand to set the bar for high quality, heavy duty power equipment. This product - my 3rd Stihl blower - ended that.The BR 450 C-EF blower has a major design flaw that can cause it to need regular service by a technician. It is essentially a 4-stroke engine, but was implemented as a 2-stroke for gas/oil intake. This causes deposits to collect in the muffler and spark arrestor screen, reducing power to the point the blower is unusable. It happens no matter how hot you run it (I always ran it at full power.) I owned it a year and had to take it in 3 times for the same service. I've never had that experience with a Stihl product. I also use only fresh Premium gas, without Ethanol, with Stihl brand oil at the proper ratio. I donated this blower to charity, because I couldn't sell it in good conscience, despite it's like-new appearance. I consider it a lemon in an otherwise fine product line. Electric start is a very nice feature, but the design flaw makes the BR 450 C-EF a poor choice. If you are considering this blower, I recommend going to a dealer that sells Stihl and competitive blowers, and asking the service department what they recommend based on ease of maintenance and minimal repair. It won't be this blower.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful I am a homeowner that previously owned a BR500 which was stolen. I purchased the the BR450 C-EF as a replacement and have been happy with its performance and the electric start function. It has taken me a little time to get used to the starting sequence since this thing actually the easy start system on it but most times I have just used the electric start to fire it up. About 3 cycles of the starter and its running. It's getting close to time for all the leave to start falling so I will be using it for that. Up until this point I have only used it to blow off the driveway after mowing and it of course does that with no issues. Sips gas too.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Padding problems As others viewers have stated that the power and electric start are remarkable. I've only had this machine for a WEEK and the performance is fantastic *EXCEPT* the harness padding. No matter how well the machine performs, if I can't comfortably shoulder it then it's no good to me for long jobs.Sad to say, but I might be taking this back all because of a strap issue. Too bad Stihl might lose customers purchasing this because of bad padding.If it only had the BR 700 harness, I'd keep it!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use with true Stihl Power! I love this leaf blower! Very easy to use and the electric restart is well worth the additional $100. Just think, when you want to restart it, you don't have to take it off your back and pull the cord again! Do yourself a favor and buy one of these if you want to tackle a leaf-filled yard, roof, or rain gutter like a pro. Stihl Power!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prof Electric Start Blower Love Stihl products easy to use powerful long lasting
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great leaf blower Works great when I need to use it would really recommend him to anybody
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this, so glad I bought it! So glad I bought this, I can do my whole property in under an hour, where my old electric blower would take me all day! I'm a 62 year old widow and I love that electric start on it! I have just under an acre of land with lots of trees! This is going to make fall and spring clean up a breeze! Wish I had bought it sooner,
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power, easy to start I mostly use to blow sidewalks off and it does a great job. Electric start is very convenient. My wife loves not having to take off to restart. Feels just as powerful as br600!
Date published: 2017-09-11
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Standard Features

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