BGA 56 - $129.95 DSRP



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This battery-powered handheld blower bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Part of the STIHL AK Series, the BGA 56 battery-powered handheld blower is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand great power, durability and run time. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System® line of products, the BGA 56 bundle comes standard with the AK 20 battery and AL 101 battery charger. It is lightweight at only 7.3 lbs. (including battery) and features an adjustable blower ...Read More
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BGA 56 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
w/ AK 20 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
BLOWING FORCE* 10 Newtons
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 600 m3/h (353 cfm)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 45 m/sec. (100 mph)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 20 minutes
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL 63 (dB(A))
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a set combined with tool.
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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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BGA 56 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power enough and very light I have a Stihl SH86C that I have used for a number of years. It is reliable, powerful and has served well. But it is a bit heavy, and has to be stored where there is ventilation to avoid potential hazards from gasoline vapor.. I got the BGA 56 to blow off a patio that is under trees and needs very frequent clearing. For this it has proven to be ideal. It is small enough to store in the pantry, and does the job in just a few minutes. After I got it, I was surprised to find that it also has plenty of power and battery life for the driveway and paths around the yard - essentially all the tasks for which I used the 86C. Now the gas-powered 86C stays configured for vacuuming (a job it does well) and the 56 is used for all of the normal blower tasks.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Blower My wife claims I have to have two of every thing, now I have three Stihl blowers backpack, hand held now battery. I was a little leary about buying this battery operated blower, most that I have tried in the big box stores have been very low on power with very little battery life. But again Stihl with its quality and reputation has come out with a battery operated blower that does everything I require. The battery life is exceptional and the power I’m extremely impressed, I have a tree that is constantly dropping leafs in the driveway front of the garage and the side of the house. After the battery charge for 24 hours I blew the driveway both sides of house and anything that I could do to test the power and the battery life. The power was exceptional and after I completed the task I pulled the battery out of the blower stuck it in the charger and it only required one green bar to charge the battery back fully. After I purchased it on my way home I was having a little buyers remorse but I was really sick and tired of every time I needed to use the blower I had to go find a gas can and fill one of the blowers up. I think this is going to really work out well.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The charge time on battery is good for home owners. Easy to operate and light weight. It is easy to use and light weight. The run time on batter is great for home owners. I will probably get a back up battery just for longer jobs like in spring and fall .
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected Has enough power to clean the walks and driveway and around the pool and without running out of power. Charger works well and quickly and it lets you know when it needs charged and when it is fully charged. I bought one for the home going to buy one for the office. Better than asking staff to sweep outside
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery life is bad I think the blowing capability is good but the battery life is horrible. I purchased a BGA 56 in May and have kept the unit in the house and a controlled environment as told in the manual. If I can blow for 10 minutes Im lucky. The unit sends a lot of time being charged.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE my new Stihl blower! My husband uses a large backpack-style Stihl blower for big jobs around the yard, but I wanted something I could use easily and instantly--without having to worry about gas or starting it with a pull cord. The Stihl dealer pointed me to the BGA 56, and it is absolutely PERFECT. On one charge, I can clear a 600 sf deck, three 240 sf porches, walkways, and railings--three times! It's lightweight, not very noisy, and easy to use for someone with small hands. It works great to clear pollen and debris off the lawn furniture, too. I definitely recommend this product. I wish I had one at my vacation home as well to clear the decks, stairs, and docks.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower does what I want it to do. Love it. This blower is awesome. My friends made fun of me and now they want to use it all the time.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Mixin Gas! Love my new STIHL BGA 56 blower. Have used it now for a couple of weeks. Easy to use and has good power. Much less noise than my old gas powered blower. Lightweight and easy to use. You need to keep the battery charged at all times. Battery last around 20-30 minutes.
Date published: 2018-06-11
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