Who would have thought a backpack blower as powerful as the professional BR 500 would also be quiet? With a proven low emissions engine, this gas leaf blower has all the features you need to work all day, everyday. Designed with a simplified starting procedure for single-handed operation, it has the quality you’d expect from a STIHL backpack leaf blower: a comfortable weight, reduced vibration levels and a low starting force. Reduce the noise without sacrificing the power. The STIHL BR 500 features a powerful, low-emission engine and specially designed muffled blower tube so that it operates at a quiet 65dB(A). This makes the BR 500 an excellent choice for use in residential neighborhoods or in municipalities with noise restrictions. The blower also includes a 2-position adjustable blower tube, giving you greater control over its powerful air flow.