BR 450 C-EF - $549.95 DSRP


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BR 450 C-EF

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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.)
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.

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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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    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 4.4 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic blower The electric start is fantastic. I have 2 young children and having constant interuptions while doing yard work can get quite tiresome with a traditional pull start engine. This machine has tons of power (more than I was expecting actually) and runs like a dream. I highly recommend the pre-mixed motomix as well. like most homeowners, i dont use mixed fuel quick enough before it goes bad (with the ethanol). Although a bit more expensive than mixing your self, the benefits far out way the costs.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To date, their best professional blower I own a BR 550, BR 600 Magnum, and now the BR 450 C-EF -- without a doubt this is Stihl's best blower to date (Oct 2015). I think the Stihl engineers have underrated the CFM, as I can attest that it is virtually equal to the 600 Magnum (and possibly greater). Also, the way that the air is delivered is better, it seems to have more "punch" when you throttle up (compared to the 600). Electric start is a fantastic feature, even on cold mornings, it fires right up. Also, the larger fuel tank is a benefit over previous models..
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My crew and I are impressed I have been using the Br600 &Br550s since they came out, I recently made the switch to give this electric start blower a 'what the heck' shot on the trailer and we are very enthusiastic about it. We can't tell the slight decrease in CFM but it's in between the power of a BR550 and BR600. Overall, the differences are minimal and I think the electric start may prove to be worth it. It is slightly heavier (3 lbs.) but the gas tank is bigger. Give it a shot in the field or at your home, I think it will stand up to the abuse like any other Stihl product.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has some very cool features that make it stand out The BR 450CE-F stands out for its electric start feature, which is really great, and it also has a few other tricks up its sleeve. The adjustable tube length is convenient, easy, and you will find yourself using it more than you think. It should become a standard feature on pro backpacks. Same goes for the adjustable throttle. When running a pro crew, it adds easy operator comfort and takes zero time to do so.In the power department, I'm impressed. It doesn't seem any less powerful than my 600 magnum. By no means is this an intermediate blower - it is professional in its power and CFM.In the comfort department, I'm less impressed. This blower would benefit from the straps and backpad that comes with the 600 magnum. It also would benefit greatly from a hip belt. The power unit clunks against the frame when scouring leaves, and that can be a minor annoyance.It has a nice big gas tank, the anti vibration is sublime (the smoothest of any brand I've tried, and I've tried them all).Overall I can recommend this product, and I hope Stihl makes a few updates on the next generation to improve the comfort of this unit.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BLOWER FOR PRO'S OR HOMEOWNER! First, this is the best blower I have ever used.I have had echo, shindy, redmax etc. I also have the stihl br600 magnum, great blower also.the br450 cef has lower numbers on m.p.h and cfm, but you cannot tell a difference blowing.plus the electric start and tube make up the difference. Blows wet grass clippings, wet leaves and moves piles of dry leaves with ease. The end tube decreaser is great for moving wet material, remove that and moves piles and piles of dry leaves. Very comfortable, convenient and reliable. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS BLOWER TO ANY PRO OR HOMEOWNER.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible product Had my fill of handhelds. This blower is the most powerful I've ever used - and it doesn't seem to matter if the leaves are dry or not. It initially seems a little heavy but once on with the straps adjusted, it is very comfortable. The tube being adjustable is great - and of course the electric start is awesome. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a awesome blower. This 2 stroke blower is the most powerful blower I have used. I love the electric start, the 186 mph wind speeds, and the 642 cfm (cubic feet per minute). Im a short guy so I enjoy being able adjust the blower tube and the control handle to my liking.
Date published: 2015-08-08
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