BR 500


Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $499.95

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

Who would have thought a backpack blower as powerful as the professional BR 500 would also be quiet? With a proven low emissions engine, this gas leaf blower has all the features you need to work all day, everyday. Designed with a simplified starting procedure for single-handed operation, it has the quality you’d expect from a STIHL backpack leaf blower: a comfortable weight, reduced vibration lev...Read More
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BR 500 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
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
Model Features
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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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    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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    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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    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.

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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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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. July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power and very dependable Best money I've ever spent on a blower period.I will probably never have to buy another blower. February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. November 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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 October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great design for the urban leaf blower. Excactly what was needed in a noise conscience environment. Stihl enough power to lift wet leaves of the sidewalks. If I was to use it everyday I would probably go for the BR600 but since it is only used sparingly this does the job I bought it for. November 14, 2012
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