2012 STIHL BR 500
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 levels and a low starting force.
Quiet 65 dB(A) as measured per ANSI B175.2
Powerful and fuel-efficient, low-emission engine with improved durability
Two-position adjustable blower tube with increased wear area nozzle
High quality, durable harness with dual adjustments and STIHL logo
Simplified starting procedure
Reduced vibration levels
Foot Pad for stability when starting.
Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
Protected Fuel Tank helps prevent damage.
Upright Fuel Tank for easy filling.
Easy-to-replace starter assembly.
Protected Choke Knob helps prevent damage.
Protected Spark Plug is secure yet easy to change.
Adjustable Straps have dual adjustments for comfort with STIHL logo on harness.
Lightweight Polymer Frame is padded.
High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
New Nozzle with increased wear area.
Adjustable Tube lets the operator choose the length that is right for them.
Joystick-style Handle has throttle control and stop/run switch.
Protected Control Cables shield wires.
Adjustable Blower Tubes — BR 500 has 2 positions, BR 550 and BR 600 have 3 positions.
Heavy-Duty Pleated Air Filter
Superior Balance and Design help reduce fatigue and make handling easy.
Replaceable “In-Tank” Fuel Filters lower cost and are easy to maintain.
Smooth, Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
Long-Life Cylinders give maximum wear life, better cooling and lubrication, and more power output per cubic centimeter of engine displacement.
Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
Heavy-Duty Crankshaft for durability.
IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Maintains RPM levels even when filter begins to clog.
Easy-Access Carburetor Adjustment Screws let you adjust the carburetor for local cutting conditions and altitude.
Anti-Vibration System helps reduce operator fatigue.
2-Ring Pistons improve engine efficiency and hold compression longer than 1-ring pistons. They also transfer heat from the piston to cylinder better, helping engine stay cooler and last longer.
Protected Throttle Trigger helps prevent damage.
ElastoStart™ Handle has a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
NOTE: STIHL handheld blowers have many common features. However, all models may not have all the features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.
2012 STIHL BR 500
- Fuel Capacity
- 1400 cc (47.3 oz.)
- 64.8 cc (3.95 cu. in.)
- (Power) 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp)
- 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.)
- Air Volume
- (With tubes) 810 m3/h (477 cfm)
(Without tubes) 1380 m3/h (812 cfm)
- Air Velocity
- 81 m/sec. (181 mph)
- Sound Pressure Rating
- 65 dB(A): Measured per ANSI B175.2