BR 450 C-EF - $559.95 DSRP


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BR 450 C-EF

DSRP: $559.95

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.)
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.
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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    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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    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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    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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    Elastic slip-on cuffs. Padded palm and knuckle guards. Reinforced PVC grip overlays. Sizes: M, L, XL
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    Reflective Safety Vest
    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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    STIHL® Pro Mark™ Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

    Colors available: Camouflage, Orange and Grey

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BR 450 C-EF is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 45.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First BR 450 C-EF the boss is trying it out As far as power goes, it tops a BR 600. It does have bit of an annoying knocking in the motor or vibration. The push button start feature has not given any trouble once it is warm. You might want to first crank in the morning, but once it's warm starts right up. Frequently you have to stop to talk to people and it's nice to push the button to start it up. Like I said earlier it appears to have more blowing force than a BR 600. Noticed this in blowing off parking lots, used the BR 600 and BR 450, the 450 did the job faster.
Date published: 2017-09-11
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