Petrol Blowers

BR 500

Active features such as the 4-MIX® engine as well as passive features such as the integrated muffler significantly reduce the operating noise. Perfect for extensive clearing jobs in noise-sensitive areas. Rubberised 2-component handle, STIHL anti-vibration system, wide, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps, locking throttle lever with stop button, carry handle.

Technical Details

Technical specifications



64,8 cm³

Weight ¹)

10,1 kg

Sound pressure level ²)

90 dB(A)

Sound power level with metal tool ²)

100 dB(A)

Sound power level ²)

100 dB(A)

Vibration value, right ³)

1,6 m/s2

Vibration level, right ³)

1,4 m/s²

Blowing force ⁴)

22 N

Air speed with round nozzle

77 m/s

Air throughput ⁵)

925 m³/h

Max. air speed

93 m/s

Max. air throughput ⁶)

1.380 m³/h

  1. Weight excluding fuel, fully assembled
  2. K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
  3. K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
  4. Combination of air speed and air throughput
  5. With round nozzle in blower mode
  6. Without blower attachment/nozzle

Equipment and Function

STIHL 4-MIX® engine

You can always rely on STIHL to keep setting new benchmarks this time with 4-stroke mixed lubrication technology. The STIHL 4-MIX® engine, which runs on a fuel-oil mix just like a 2-stroke, offers the benefits without the compromises of 4-stroke power. STIHL 4-MIX® engine technology provides fast acceleration, more power, added torque, lower noise, reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency to complete jobs quickly, quietly and more easily.

Decompression system

The decompression valve allows some of the compression pressure in the cylinder to escape, so less force on the starter rope is needed.

Built-in sound damper

The BR 500 with built-in sound damper is built for use in noise-sensitive areas. The measured noise reduction for the human ear is up to 59% compared to the previous model** Despite the relatively low noise emission, the BR 500 is a strong, reliable helper with high performance. **Measured according to EN-ISO22868.

Anti-vibration system

Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine’s engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

Multi-function control handle

Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator’s hand never leaves the handle.

Ergonomic harness

Evenly distributes the weight between the user’s shoulders, back, hips and upper thighs. With soft padding for increased comfort during prolonged use and when working on large areas.

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