Stihl launches blower and brushcutter at Saltex

Stihl's most powerful backpack blower to date, the BR700, is to make its debut appearance at Saltex 2016.

FR460 TEC-EFM backpack brushcutter - image: Stihl
FR460 TEC-EFM backpack brushcutter - image: Stihl
Visitors to the two-day show can also expect to see the latest professional brushcutter with backpack-mounted engine and new products for personal protection whilst at work.

Designed for contractors, local authorities and professional gardeners, the high performance BR700 backpack blower boasts serious blowing power to tackle tough jobs.  Maximum air flow is recorded at 1,860m3/h and maximum air speed 196mph or 88m/s.

The blower tube is adjustable to suit the user and to maintain blower force at all times.  The unit is powered by Stihl’s 64.8cc 4-MIX engine.  Total weight is 10.8kg.  RRP: £650.

Professional operators who spend much of their time trimming grass on banks should be sure to see the FR460 TEC-EFM backpack brushcutter.  Fitted with Stihl’s ElectroStart for comfortably restarting the tool at a touch of a button, there is also an additional pull-starter ErgoStart for cold starting.

The range of personal protection equipment from Stihl has been expanded.  

Saltex provides the opportunity to inspect the new FS PROTECT 471 high visibility clearing saw trousers along with the HS MULTI-PROTECT trousers. 

The latter boasts hedge trimmer leg protection, clearing saw leg protection and knee protectors. Stretchy material ensures freedom of movement.  Other features include waterproof knee and hem areas for wet winter work and long zips on the back of the legs to allow for airflow.

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