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Stihl BR-420 Magnum Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MIarchery, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. MIarchery

    MIarchery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I have the opportunity to buy two of these used super cheap. Are they good blowers for cleaning off sidewalks, decks, and occasional leaf blowing? I just don't know how good they are.
  2. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Don't know the condition of the used blowers. But as a new one, this is one of the most bullet proof blower ever made. You don't get this kind of quality now. It is only a midium size blower, not as strong as the super blowers now a days.

    Yes, if you test them out carefully, if it is good, that would be a great buy.
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I bought two ten years ago. They were the strongest blower made by stihl at the time. Both still run. I only buy redmax now....but if it wasnt gonna be redmax it would be stihl
  4. s2000zr

    s2000zr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    how much is super cheap
  5. MIarchery

    MIarchery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    $250 for both. They're in great condition.
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    I want one too!!!
  7. MIarchery

    MIarchery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Like I said super cheap.
  8. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Why are you still here? Go get it and come back to brag!!!:laugh:
  9. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I've got a BR340 (smaller model than the 420's) and I've had it for 7 or 8 years, still works to this day. It is great for blowing grass off of sidewalks or decks, once I get into heavy leaves, thats where it starts to really lack power....which is why I have a BR600. But the 420 should do better with heavier leaves than my 340....they are really good blowers and at that price you should really get them if you need them.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I still have the Br-420C I bought my first year,
    the same one I ran over with my own trailer.

    It looks worn out but runs like a champ, I have the br-600 so I kept it as backup
    and it sure comes in handy... It's not quite as powerful but it does the job.

    Ahhh yeah, I could clean leaves full time with it if I had to,
    normally I use more power but they're not that weak.

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