10 August 2001

Outdoor clearer blows up a storm

AN EFFECTIVE solution to outdoor clearing problems, is how Stihl describes its new backpack blower range.

Developed for clearing dust, leaves and dirt, the range includes the BR340L, BR340 and BR420 which are powered by 2hp, 2.7hp and 3.4hp petrol engines.

The backpack blowers have an electronic ignition module to reduce emissions, and are designed to deliver airflows from 870cu m/h to 1060cu m/h.

The BR420 model can deliver an airstream of up to 180mph, a speed equivalent to a hurricane force wind, says Stihl. Further specification includes an anti-vibration system designed to improve operator comfort.

Prices for the blowers range from £369 to £385. (0800-137574) www.stihl.co.uk.