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Stihl BGA 85 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 85.

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 85
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 85

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 85

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

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 56 and the BGA 85 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 85 with a CFM of 391 slightly exceeds the 353 CFM of the Stihl BGA 56. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former is able to move more leaves per minute.
  • The Stihl BGA 85 with an MPH of 104 slightly exceeds the 100 MPH of the Stihl BGA 56. Thus, in comparison, the former expels air at a slightly higher speed, and should do a better job at blowing leaves on grass or lifting wet leaves and debris (acorns, etc.).

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Stihl BGA 56, which is 7.3 lbs, slightly exceeds the 7 lbs of the Stihl BGA 85, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The Stihl BGA 56 produces 79 dB, which is significantly higher than the 64 dB of the Stihl BGA 85. Thus, the latter will be much easier on your ears.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 56 nor the Stihl BGA 85 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

Autonomy

The Stihl BGA 85, whose autonomy stands at 24 mins, slightly exceeds the 20 mins of the Stihl BGA 56. It can therefore operate slightly longer before you must recharge it.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 85
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BGA 85

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 85

  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Higher autonomy
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