You know the scenario well. You are blowing a strata site and your worker stops you with a question. So you stop and then take the blower off your back to start it again. Back to your leaf avalanches. Then a strata lady stops you with a pressing landscape emergency. You get the picture. I always wanted a better system where I wouldn’t have to take the unit off my back to restart it. And this year Stihl came out with my dream machine, BR 450 C-EF professional blower!
(Image courtesy of Stihl USA, www.stihl.com)
- Electric on/off switch so you can keep the blower on your back and eliminate idling (and excessive noise) as you go from one area to the next.
- The blower tube extends by loosening the orange collar, no need to fit two pieces together like on my Echo blower
- The trigger has adjustable cruise so you are not stuck at maximum power on cruise control
- The trigger is easily moved along the tube with one lock, no need to tighten anything
I am not sure if this blower is available in the Lower Mainland but it is on my wish list!