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Stihl BGA 86 vs BGA 56 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 56 and the Stihl BGA 86.

But before checking out these explanations, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 leaf blowers:

Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 86
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 86

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 86

  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 56 and the BGA 86 are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore provide you with superior mobility.
  • Both products are battery-powered blowers - they use a cheap and convenient power source, which you can easily recharge.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl BGA 86, providing a CFM of 459, outmatches the 353 CFM of the Stihl BGA 56. Your leaf blowing experience will therefore be outstandingly improved with the Stihl BGA 86, as it should be able to move considerably more leaves per minute.
  • You will find that the Stihl BGA 86 at an MPH of 154 outperforms the 100 MPH of the Stihl BGA 56 and can blow leaves on grass or lift wet leaves or heavier debris (acorns, etc.) effortlessly in comparison to the latter.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The heavier Stihl BGA 56, standing at 7.3 lbs, dwarfs the 6.2 lbs of the Stihl BGA 86, and may cause you more trouble physically when operating.
  • The Stihl BGA 56 produces 79 dB, which is significantly higher than the 58 dB of the Stihl BGA 86. Thus, the latter will be much easier on your ears.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 56 nor the Stihl BGA 86 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

Autonomy

The Stihl BGA 86, with the autonomy of 21 mins, and the 20 mins of the Stihl BGA 56, have comparable autonomy. They can therefore operate for similar amounts of time before they require to be recharged by you.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 86
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 86

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 86

  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
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