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Stihl BGA 57 vs BGA 85 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 85 and the Stihl BGA 57.

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

Stihl BGA 85
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Stihl BGA 57
Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 57
  • Higher CFM
  • Battery included
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 85 and the BGA 57 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 365 CFM of the Stihl BGA 57. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former is able to move more leaves per minute.
  • The Stihl BGA 57's MPH of 123 beats the 104 MPH of the Stihl BGA 85. It therefore expels air faster and should aid you blowing leaves on grass or lifting heavy debris (acorns, etc.) and wet leaves more effectively.

Weight & Noise rating

  • In order to compare the weight of these 2 units, we first need to keep in mind that the Stihl BGA 85 comes with a battery, while the Stihl BGA 57 is a bare tool. Thus, for the comparison to make sense, we must consider the bare tool weight of the BGA 85. Excluding the batteries, the Stihl BGA 85, weighing 7.1 lbs, greatly outweighs the 5.1 lbs of the Stihl BGA 57.
  • Both devices have a noise rating of 64 dB. They should therefore be equally demanding on the ears.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 85 nor the Stihl BGA 57 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

Autonomy

The Stihl BGA 57, with the autonomy of 25 mins, and the 24 mins of the Stihl BGA 85, have comparable autonomy. They can therefore operate for similar amounts of time before they require to be recharged by you.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 85
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Stihl BGA 57
Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 57
  • Higher CFM
  • Battery included
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
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