Today we are looking at the commercial Stihl BR800 backpack blower, this is the manufacturers largest backpack blower. It was introduced to the market about two years ago.
At the time of writing the Stihl BR800 backpack blower is available for £740 including VAT. It also comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
The Stihl BR800 backpack blower is a great choice for tree surgeons, local authorities, landscapers and gardeners who require a powerful leaf blower.
Recently we looked at the Stihl BR600 backpack blower, which until five years ago was Stihl’s largest backpack blower. The Stihl BR600 petrol backpack blower is slightly cheaper at £679 including VAT than the Stihl BR800 petrol backpack blower.
However, as an owner of the BR600 blower for five years, I would definitely go for the Stihl BR800, if I was purchasing today. I would say that the cost is minimal compared with the extra power and benefits that the BR800 offers.
- Stihl’s most powerful backpack blower.
- Stihl 4-Mix engine designed for long life and efficiency.
- Powerful 80cc engine developing 4.4 hp.
- User-friendly starting system with semiautomatic choke.
- Excellent anti-vibration system for operator comfort.
- Multifunctional adjustable control handle.
- Adjustable nozzle.
- 2 L fuel tank for a minimum of 79 minutes run-time.
- Powerful blow force.
- Two-year warranty.
The Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower
If you’re looking for a powerful backpack blower, then the Stihl BR800 backpack blower is definitely a good choice. With a blowing force of 41N (the BR600 which we looked at yesterday is 32N), it has plenty of power for the wettest of leaves and toughest of jobs.
With an excellent power to weight ratio, the Stihl BR800 blower can be used for long periods, with minimal fatigue to the operator. From experience, I know how much work a powerful backpack blower can achieve with minimum effort.
As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, the petrol blower is the tool that I use the most in the garden. It’s also a tool that I use almost every day in the garden. It literally saves me huge amounts of time when it comes to clearing up. Some jobs would literally take me several hours with a broom or a rake. With a powerful leaf blower, jobs that can take hours can be carried out in a matter of minutes.
With a 79.9cc Stihl 4-mix two-stroke engine that develops 4.4hp, there is plenty of power for the toughest of blowing tasks. The large 2 L tank enables the blower to have a minimum runtime of 79 minutes between fill-ups. The maximum airspeed is 97 m/s.
Another useful feature on the Stihl BR800 is the ability to start the blower from the operators back when the machine is warm. I appreciate that it doesn’t take much to take a blower off your back, but I know from experience that it’s a great feature. However, I believe that it’s a feature that would be appreciated by many operators.
One of the many benefits of purchasing a commercial leaf blower is the fact that they are fitted with a proper antivibration system. Many of the cheaper ends of the market budget leaf blowers do not have a proper antivibration system. The Stihl BR800 petrol backpack blower is fitted with an excellent anti-vibration system for minimum operator fatigue. The harness is also well-padded and fully adjustable for added vibration protection.
Another useful feature of the Stihl BR800 backpack blower is the adjustable blowing tube. The tube can be adjusted without the need for any tools. The adjustment simply works by turning a plastic grip on the tube for maximum operator comfort.
The adjustable handle feature can be quickly adjusted without the need for any tools. The multifunctional handle means that the operator’s hand never leaves the handle.
I have seen the Stihl BR800 backpack blower in action and it certainly has plenty of blowing power. When I purchased my Stihl BR600 blower five years ago it was the largest Stihl blower on the market. However, since then, the BR700 and the BR800 have arrived with even more blowing power.
Despite the extra cost, I would definitely go for the Stihl BR800. It’s always good to have something overpowered rather than underpowered. Backpack blowers are bulky tools to carry around, so if you have to carry a backpack blower around you may as well go for the largest!
The BR800 comes with two years warranty for peace of mind.
|Weight kg 1)||11.7|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)||104|
|Sound power level dB(A) 2)||112|
|Vibration level left/right m/s² 3)||2.9/2.3|
|Vibration value, right m/s2 3)||3.5|
|Blowing force N 4)||41|
|Tank volume l||2.00|
|Running time per full tank min||79|
|Max. air speed m/s||97 canaries|