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BR 500

BR 500
A quiet, yet powerful backpack blower for professionals working in noise-sensitive areas.

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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  • Low-Noise Sound Damper
    A noise suppression-muffler in the blower tube on the BR 500 makes this an ideal feature for homeowners or landscapers working in noise-sensitive areas.
  • 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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Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
64.8 cc (3.95 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
2.0 kW (2.7 bhp)
WEIGHT
10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
1400 cc (47.3 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
22 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
77 m/sec. (173 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
93 m/sec. (207 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
925 m3/h (544 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
65 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 500 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive product Upgraded to the 500 and was amazed with the power, ease of use, quick start, and weight. What used to take me an hour now only takes 20 minutes.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Blower I wish I had bought a Stihl blower sooner. The power and reliability have cut my blowing leaves time in half.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product blows stronger than any other brand. Had a choice between this BR 600 model, or the newer released model. I am totally satisfied with the operation and strength of this BR 600 model, the ease and weight, and the efficiency of air flow. The newer high end blower utilizes the CFMs better, I understand, but can't imagine an improvement over the BR 600!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why Did I Wait So Long To Buy It? First of, the dealer who I purchased it from, Freeman Creek Equipment was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, and gave me a demonstration of its features.The blower itself surpassed my expectations. I have a 1 acre property with mature oaks and maples. Needless to say, in the fall there are plenty of leaves. So much so that I am blowing them for several weeks. This blower has significantly cut down the time to do it. I like the ability to lock in various speeds.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good leaf blower This is a good leaf blower, but not long lasting. It's two years old and just quit working. When idling, I'd try to increase the speed and it would quit. I stopped to refuel then it wouldn't start again.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and very dependable Best money I've ever spent on a blower period.I will probably never have to buy another blower.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Quite and Does the Job I Maintain Grounds equipment on a university campus and we recently purchased three BR 500 Blowers for our department. All three are working great and it is much nicer around campus with the reduced noise levels from these blowers. We have many trees and at any one time are running 7 to 8 leaf blowers during the Fall to keep up. The BR 500 Blowers move less air than other blowers that are available but they provide enough air to do the job and as stated above produce noticeably less noise.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The product worked for one day and would not restart After following the instructions given by the dealer I am returning the unit after draining fuel and finding no problemGot new fuel cleaned plug still will not startThis is my second stihl may be my last
Date published: 2013-10-14
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