The Stihl BGA 60 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 459 CFM at 154 MPH. It features a 4.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 459|
|MPH||Up to 154|
|Blowing Force||15 N|
|Weight (w/ battery)||5 lbs|
|Weight (tool only)||5 lbs|
|Noise rating||56 dB|
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Overview of the Stihl BGA 60
- Power: The Stihl BGA 60 can force 459 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 154 MPH.
- Power delivery: The BGA 60 is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
- Battery: With its 4.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (1 AK 30 battery included), the Stihl BGA 60 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 16 minutes.
- Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. All told (including the battery), it weighs 7.9 lbs — the Stihl BGA 60 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
- 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 BGA 60 to match.
- Noise: With a decibel rating of 56 dB, the BGA 60 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.
The Stihl BGA 60's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 60 compare with similar leaf blowers.
- Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 154 MPH, which is rather impressive for a battery-operated handheld blower between 36 and 48V. 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 airflow of the Stihl BGA 60 can reach 459 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
- Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 16 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 60 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.
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As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 60 is on the average side of the price range.
Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.
The bottom line
- In the expected price range
- Brushless motor
- High MPH (154 MPH)
- Decent weight (7.9 lbs)
- Acceptable noise (56 dB)
- Decent CFM (459 CFM)
- Low autonomy (16 mins)
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.
The Stihl BGA 60 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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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