Stihl BR420C 

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Engine Hp -3.55 hp
Engine Displacment -56.5cc
Air Velocity -172 mph
Air Volume -518 cfm
Noise -n/a

Popular choice of the landscaping industry. Powerful, yet comfortable to use all day long. With IntelliCarbâ„¢ compensating carburetor and catalytic converter for reduced emissions.

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Reviewed by:
M Baldwin
Review Date
11/18/2007

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
The first 2 yard blowers I owned made it to the junk heap after just a couple years of use. The 3rd yard blower was a Stihl, that was 4 years ago and still start on the third crank EVERY time!!!

Strengths:
Dependable!!! What more do you need?

Weaknesses:
None that I'm aware of.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Ace Hardware
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
3/27/2008

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
I think it is fine when you get it running but a POS since it costs an extra $75 each year to get running the first time.

Strengths:
Once you get it started it works great. Easy to start after you take it to the shop once a year.

Weaknesses:
If you let the thing sit even without fuel in it for a couple of months good luck in getting it to start.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
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Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
4/7/2008

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Used for 3 years

Strengths:
Fantastic!!!! You just have to know how to start it. Choke on, throtle on full & pull until you get a slight engine sputter. Turn off choke, pull a few more times & there you go.

Weaknesses:
None

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From
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Reviewed by:
JTI
Review Date
10/2/2009

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 4

Summary:
A durable blower that can still get the job done

Strengths:
The landscape company I work for has Stihl BR400's still in service from the early 90's they are extremely durable and easy to work on. These blowers get tossed in and out of trucks and are just plain tough!

Weaknesses:
If you start them properly there is no problem you must set the throttle to atleast half open when cold and flip the choke off after it pops then another pull or two it's running. The BR 400/420's havr been surpassed in volume and velocity by newer designs.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Egelhoffs lawnmower service
Review
Reviewed by:
Clint
Review Date
10/10/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 4

Summary:
Not very satisfied with either of the 2 stihl products that I recently purchased. Reliability seems to be the question with both. Not worth it for the price you pay.

Strengths:
power

Weaknesses:
noise. Already had problems with it 4 months after purchase

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From Hutch's Hardware
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Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
10/29/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
This is a great overall machine

Strengths:
This thing is very powerful. I use it on an 18 acre wooded lot. I have had the BR400 for about 8 years now and it always starts. I agree with previous posters that you just have to know how to start it. Take the choke down to half after it pops. If you don't you can flood it.

Weaknesses:
Loud, expensive

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Kramer's Power Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Yard Monkey
Review Date
5/1/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Stihl is the only outdoor brand I will use. I have been in the landscape and construction business for 20+ years. I have used line trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, pole saws, chainsaws and they all have been great to use year after year. I've used others, but always come back to Stihl. Echo line trimmer is lighter but won't last as long. I have a Stihl FS44 (top end of homeowners) that I bought in '98 and I use it 3-4 days a week all day and not once has it given me problems. I have my dealer go over it once a yr and he can't believe I still have it. I spent $50 on my blower and that was just for the labor of the dealer going over it and a new strap.

Strengths:
Easy to start, good power, durable, dependable.

Weaknesses:
none so far and highly unlikely.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From Found in abandoned warehouse
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