STIHL Showdown: BR 800 C-E vs BR 800X - Which One is Right for You?
When choosing a backpack blower, it can be hard to know which model will work best for you. Even more so when the two models look so much alike In this article, we'll take a closer look at the STIHL BR 800 C-E and the STIHL BR 800X, two of the most popular models on the market right now. We'll compare the features and specs of each model to help you decide which one is best for you.
Power and Performance of the Engine
When looking for a backpack blower, the power and performance of the engine is one of the most important things to think about. Both the STIHL BR 800 C-E and the STIHL BR 800X have powerful engines that use little gas and do a great job. Both the BR 800 C-E and the BR 800 X have a displacement of 79.9 cc and can make up to 4.4 bhp of power. Both models have a maximum air speed of more than 239 mph and an air volume of more than 900 cfm. This means that they both have the same amount of power and can handle even the toughest clearing jobs.
Comfort and Ergonomics
Ergonomics and comfort are also important things to think about when choosing a backpack blower. Both the STIHL BR 800 C-E and the STIHL BR 800X are made with the operator in mind. The BR 800X has standard shoulder straps in the shape of a "S." The BR 800 C-E, on the other hand, has a much stronger design. It has traditional "S"-shaped shoulder straps, a backpack pad for user comfort, and padded hip belt and chest straps for more comfort and a more secure fit. If you want to use your STIHL Blower for a long time, the STIHL BR 800 C-E is a much better choice.
Recoil Start Position
The position of the recoil starter is another big difference between the STIHL BR 800 C-E and the STIHL BR 800 X. The "traditional" place for the recoil starter on the BR 800 X is on the back of the unit. On the other hand, the recoil starter on the BR 800 C-E is a unique design. It has a Side Recoil start that lets the user start and stop the engine by pulling a rope on the left side of the blower while still carrying it on their back. This comes down to personal taste. It's a nice feature to have, but it doesn't really make or break either model.
Last but not least the blower tube
The blower tube is the most important part of the operation because it helps you move leaves and other debris quickly and easily to where you want them. Both the BR 800 X and the BR 800 C-E have a multi-function control handle that lets you use all of the blower's controls and features with just one hand. The BR 800 C-E has a telescopic blower that makes it easy to change the length of the tube to fit the user and the working conditions. Most backpack blowers on the market today come with a "fixed" blower tube, like the one on the BR 800 X.
In conclusion, both the STIHL BR 800 C-E and the STIHL BR 800X are great choices for anyone who needs a powerful, reliable backpack blower. Both models have great engine power and performance, a design that is easy to use, and a number of extra features that make it easier to clear debris. In the end, your personal taste, budget and the needs of your home or business will determine which model you choose. Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment is an authorized STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment Dealer located in the beautiful lakes region of New Hampshire, visit us today!
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