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Old 11-06-2013, 09:42 AM
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Stihl BR350 vs BR430

Essentially, these are the exact same blowers, same engine, same fuel container, but the 430 has almost a full horsepower more than the 350. So, it has more blowing power. Can the 350 be modified in any way to match the 430?
It's a $50 difference in price and the 350 is listed as 'homeowner'...but $50 is still $50 I wouldn't mind saving. Anyone have experience with either of these?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:12 AM
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http://www.whitestarmachinery.com/ne...tures&#compare

her is a link to the comparison, where I can only see the difference being the Elastostart on the pro series (who cares) and the larger diameter tube on the pro series...cant see any other difference other than the larger tube. $50 for a larger diameter tube?
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:19 PM
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I am guessing the biggest differences are in the fan designs and the carbs. More fuel = more power obviously, and more power means it an turn a larger or more heavily angled or bladed fan, which gives more MPH and CFM. If you go and run them side by side on wet leaves, you'll gladly pay the extra $50 bucks.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:25 PM
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Essentially, these are the exact same blowers, same engine, same fuel container, but the 430 has almost a full horsepower more than the 350. So, it has more blowing power. Can the 350 be modified in any way to match the 430?
It's a $50 difference in price and the 350 is listed as 'homeowner'...but $50 is still $50 I wouldn't mind saving. Anyone have experience with either of these?
Between the two units mentioned the BR 430 would be the more powerful unit with its air velocity at 183 and moving 500 cubic feet per min of air volume and whether or not at $439 it would be worth the extra $50 or not would be up to you but personally I think your a bit crazy to do that when for $10 more $449 you could buy the BR 550 with air velocity of 199 mph and moving 530 cubic feet per minute. It would be the better buy all around IMO.
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After using a BR 600 there is no other Stihl model number lower.

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:25 PM
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For $456 you can buy a 570bts that blows them all away. Correction. Just checked and price went to $490. Tis the season I guess. No tax or shipping, however.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:16 AM
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Quit beeing cheep
And just buy a br600
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:33 AM
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Between the two units mentioned the BR 430 would be the more powerful unit with its air velocity at 183 and moving 500 cubic feet per min of air volume and whether or not at $439 it would be worth the extra $50 or not would be up to you but personally I think your a bit crazy to do that when for $10 more $449 you could buy the BR 550 with air velocity of 199 mph and moving 530 cubic feet per minute. It would be the better buy all around IMO.
One of my dealers has the BR 600 magnum for $439 and every now and then will bring it down to $429. Only blower I would ever buy from stihl. Just bought another one yesterday as a fact
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One of my dealers has the BR 600 magnum for $439 and every now and then will bring it down to $429. Only blower I would ever buy from stihl. Just bought another one yesterday as a fact
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If I could get one for $439 I'd get it real quick but the price here Is $499.95 and I'm saving my pennies.
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