BR 450 C-EF - $549.95 DSRP

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BR 450 C-EF

DSRP: $549.95


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The world's only professional backpack blower with electric start.

Start and stop with the push of a button. The BR 450 C-EF is the only professional backpack blower on the market with Electric Start that lets you stop and start the blower while the unit is still on your back – great for pros on the go. It also features exceptional blowing force – exceeding that of BR 550. Add to that a large fuel tank, semi-automatic choke system, and easily adjustable tube leng...Read More
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BR 450 C-EF 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.)
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)
*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.
Model Features
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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.
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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    Anti-Vibration System
    The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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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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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Backpack Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL backpack blowers.

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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    Class II reflective vest that is required for working along highways meets ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 standard. Longer tail in the back provides maximum reflective exposure for users running backpack blowers. Two front pockets and one chest pocket provide utility for carrying necessary items. Available sizes: Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large
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    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

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BR 450 C-EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electric Restart worth every penny I use the restart a lot more than I thought I would, have even used it the next day.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl Power - Loyal and Happy Customer I love my 450! So glad I spent the extra $100 for the electric start. It's powerful, easy to use, and comfortable. I love Stihl. This is the 1st of my 5 Stihl power tool purchases over the past year.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem solved I bought this unit to replace a BR-430 which was stolen from my garage. My main problem with the BR-430 (besides getting stolen) was to restart it I had to take it off of my back to pull the starter. In my neighborhood we have good friendship and I had to do this a lot. At my age it was a challenge.The new BR-450C-EF solved this problem. Stop for a while, chat with a neighbor, push the button and back in business. Besides the convenience, the "cool" factor for this feature is way up there! Along with this, the same advanced performance I received from the BR-430 is still there..
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Recoil is terrible won’t electric start consistently Rag of the fleet .this unit does not like extreme temp hot or cold ,well you have that in Ohio in fall,spring,summer .use my foot to step on blower to help start .its suppose to self start all day after initial hand start.yeah right.evan my male employees have difficulty starting it.we use 6 sthil backpacks every day in the field and this is the only one that just sits on the trailer .i have over 20 years of experience in the field I would love to see the engineers start this blower all day better use your pencil or mouse hand .
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Backpack Blower...but the shoulder straps I love this blower as it has the power I need. The push button start is so handy! Yes it is a bit heavier with the electric start but to me it is well worth the extra cost. Kinda like having a cool gadget. I do have one little dissappointment..Sorry Stihl team. I knew this going in as I read many other reviews with same comment. The shoulder straps...ouch. Stihl team, I know you all are very smart, talented and creative. Find and implement a solution please. I will be happy to buy new straps or device which can solve this challenge. Love the blower, love the products Stihl offers! Just a little fix here would be great!Thanks for listening!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost what you’d expect This bg-450ce is one nice powerful blower just bought it today and gave it a good days use and worked great really like the electric start that was a big reason for buying and I wanted more power when doing leaves then my bg -56 handheld had now I’ll just use for things like blowing off drive way the only thing I have found I don’t like is the shoulder straps for a blower of this caliber and the little extra weigh and extra $$ they could have gave the better pads I really think they tried to find some place were they could save a buck and hope buyer wouldn’t notice even something as small as that stands out as a why would you cheap out on such a nice piece of equipment and maybe stiffer springs sometimes when moving you can feel it tapping the frame can be somewhat annoying but it’s nothing major
Date published: 2018-01-27
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
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