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BR 450 C-EF

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

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.

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

Reviews

BR 450 C-EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine The 450-C-EF was purchased in 2016 and performed like a champ. The only problem experienced with it was the clogged spark arrestor......cleaned it and it was good to go. Several weeks ago, the machine was stolen, along with a Trimmer and Power Washer. These two items were Troybilts, which I have used for years. I decided to replace the trimmer with a Stihl and haven't regretted the decision. I may purchase a Stihl power washer as a replacement, but I'm debating the significantly higher price.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product!!!! I have had this blower for a year. Owning a lawn care company I use this blower nearly everyday. It has held up so far. The electric start really makes blowing easy especially if someone walks up while you using it. You can turn it and not have to take it off to restart.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from RETURNED TO DEALER This "professional" blower did not keep up with all the leaf blowing that needed to be done. Not sure of the proper "mechanics" of what kept occurring, but after a few hours of blowing, it would lose substantial power and had to be cleaned out.Loved the fact that it had a battery start but very disappointed in its performance.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Electric start not reliable on first start. I like the concept of the electric start, but it hasn't proved reliable. The battery does not hold a charge. Each time you use the unit you must manually pull start the blower for its initial start even when using the next day. After running for a while if you pause and stop the blower it will start again at the push of a button which is convenient. I took the blower back to the dealer and they replied that there was nothing wrong with it so I presume it is normal that the battery doesn't hold a charge.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 year so far with the 450 C-EF My blower starts after 1 or 2 pulls regardless of outdoor temp and I couldn't be more pleased. Seems to be more than enough power to satisfy almost any homeowner. I use it at least once a week. The electric start is a godsend to pick up/move things around, talk to neighbors, kids, etc. I would never have a blower without electric start again.Just FYI, complaints about not being able to start the BR450C-EF with the electronic start are misplaced. You do not start the blower with the button. You must do the initial start via recoil. Once it's been running and you stop it, you RESTART it with the electronic start.I cannot recommend this blower highly enough as the near perfect compromise for a homeowner.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i like the features on this unit very easy to use has great blowing power starts very easy
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this Power This my first ever BackPack Blower and I was not sure if this was to much of a upgrade or not. But trust me it's not this thing has so much power and I don't even feel it. I was using this to clean up at a construction site with my dad and I saw a brick on the side walk so I did not want to pick it up so I thought it would be cool to blow it but I thought this would never do that. BUT surely enough it did I was Amazed at this. I am 13 years old and I have a medium sized lawn service and do about 6 yards a week with HUGE driveways and this handles it no problem and during fall clean ups this is a breeze it is really easy I would always recommend STIHL my next product I'm getting is the New STIHL FS 91R Trimmer for my lawn service because my 56 just does not have that 100% power anymore it has about 75% power so I can't Wait to pick that up. Anyway this is a great product and I hope to buy more STIHL Products in the Future.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward Thought I'd enjoy this item but after 3 uses I prefer having the handheld Stihl blower. Just my personal preference.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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