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Stihl BG 66 L Spec Sheet

The Stihl BG 66 L is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 371 CFM at 115 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 371
MPH Up to 115
Blowing Force 10 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 18.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 9.7 lbs
Noise rating 65 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

The STIHL BG 66 L features a low-emission engine while its specially designed muffler in the blower tube and baffles make the BG 66 L quiet – ideal for use in neighborhoods or other noise-sensitive areas. Starting is easier and smoother than ever with the simplified starting system that incorporates a specialized stop switch that automatically returns to the start position, as well as a semi-automatic choke lever that helps prevent accidental flooding. All while providing the power you need to tackle your next outdoor task. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BG 66 L

The Stihl BG 66 L in use

The Stihl BG 66 L

  • Power: The Stihl BG 66 L is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 115 MPH and a max air volume rating of 371 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. All told, it weighs 9.7 lbs — the Stihl BG 66 L is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 27.2 cc engine. Please note that, because the Stihl BG 66 L’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Stihl, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BG 66 L to match.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 65 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 18.3 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Stihl BG 66 L's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 66 L compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 115 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Poulan Pro PPBV25, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 230 MPH.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BG 66 L can reach 371 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET, which boasts with 650 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Stihl BG 66 L is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Stihl BG 66 L doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other leaf blowers of its class.
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (9.7 lbs)
  • Decent tank (18.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (65 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No cruise control
  • Low CFM (371 CFM)
  • Low MPH (115 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BG 66 L is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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