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Stihl BGA 200 Spec Review

The Stihl BGA 200 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 553 CFM at 188 MPH. It is powered by AP or AR (backpack-style) batteries. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 553
MPH Up to 188
Blowing Force 21 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion - AR or AP
Autonomy According to battery
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)7.1 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The most powerful battery-powered blower in the STIHL line, the BGA 200 handheld blower not only provides nearly 25% more blowing force than the BGA 100, but is ideally suited for low-noise environments, and delivers a range of features that allow professional landscapers, and homeowners with large properties, to take on almost any blowing task. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 200

The Stihl BGA 200 in use

The Stihl BGA 200

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 200 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 553 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 188 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: The Stihl BGA 200 works with Stihl's AR and AP batteries. AR batteries are the recommended ones, as they are backpack-style and allow to shift the battery weight from the unit to the back, with the help of a high-performance cable connecting system. The unit's runtime will therefore depend on the type of battery you choose. By default, the blower doesn't come with any battery or charger.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Stihl BGA 200 is heavier than most, weighing 7.1 lbs without any battery.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BGA 200 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 59 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGA 200's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 200 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 188 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the Stihl BGA 200 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 553 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LB7654, with 765 CFM, could be in your good books.
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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • High CFM (553 CFM)
  • High MPH (188 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (7.1 lbs)

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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 BGA 200 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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