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.

Note: Product availability may vary by location. 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. ...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.)
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
*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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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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BGA 56 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and light, convenient and long lasting between charges. This blower is light and so convenient that I end up using it way more often and for more jobs than I do with my gas powered blower. In fact I've had this blower 5 months and haven't started my gas power blower since. The BGA 56 has been great for all the around the house needs including blowing out the garage with no residual fumes to blowing the snow off the vehicles and walkway!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product It is light and handy. Very powerful for the size. Very easy to start and handle. Works perfectly
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Snowblower I specifically bought this 'blower (in a package that included a battery and charger) to remove powdery snow, which is commonplace here in wintertime western South Dakota. When snowfall deposition is an inch to two inches, and powdery, this machine completely removes snow very well. My (gas-powered) Stihl BR550 is not recommended for use in the low temperatures we see hereabouts in wintertime, so the BGA56 does the job. It clears my deck and sidewalks quickly and still has sufficient battery reserve to clear other major portions of my wide driveway. Both my wife and I use it with no difficulties whatsoever; it is lightweight and easily handled. I doubt if the BGA56 would effectively move deep, heavy, wet snow (like we generally see in springtime), but for that I have a snowblower and tractor with hydraulically-powered blade. The BGA56 battery charges fully in a short time, and as I mentioned, it lasts for a long time once fully charged. I am a longtime Stihl customer (chainsaw, weedwhacker, and backpack 'blower) and this battery-powered handheld 'blower's performance reinforces my conviction that this company continues to manufacture outstanding products.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product. Battery could last a little longer but fine for my neds
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lawn Blower This was purchased because my gas powered one was always way too hard for me to start and then it finally died. At that point I hired someone to do my lawn. However, I wanted a blower to blow out the garage or my back sidewalk. I love this one. I am a woman and loved to work in my yard but to crank the gas ones were too much. When I saw this one at Ace Hardware I was sold. It is light weight and works great. And you only have to charge the battery and go.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Good So far I have only used it to blow snow off the ramp, and out of the farm equipment. Works Great so far. Cleans off the vehicles quickly and efficiently. The unit weights under 5 pounds, so it is easy to use in one hand or two for over the head blowing out of equipment. It can be held at any angle required, which is great for older people with arthritis.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good light weight just wish it came with 2 batteries. works great ,easy to handle and has good air speed
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice blower First, I'm a retired blue collar guy; I don't have money to waste. But I like buying good equipment, and it's nice when they don't have "made in China" on them. I already own 4 Stihl products, one being cordless, so admittedly I have a bias towards Stihl. I wanted a cordless blower for small jobs like blowing out the garage, porches, etc., and there is no shortage of cordless blowers with similar or more impressive specs than the Stihl, on paper anyway. Nevertheless, I decided to take a chance on the BGA56, partly because the battery would be compatible with my hedge trimmer, and partly because I'm familiar with the quality of Stihl products. I'm glad I did. This blower performed better than I thought it would. It is very quiet, and I think since most folks equate noise with power, some may think this blower is not moving as much air as it actually does. I won't use this for fall clean-up; that's what my BG56 C-E is for. But for small area clean-ups, this will be ideal.
Date published: 2018-01-30
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