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Stihl BG 56 C-E vs BG 50 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BG 50 and the Stihl BG 56 C-E.

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

Stihl BG 50Stihl BG 56 C-E
Stihl BG 50Stihl BG 56 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Easy2Start technology
  • Bigger fuel tank
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BG 50 and the BG 56 C-E are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. However, the Stihl BG 56 C-E features the Easy2Start technology.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore provide you with superior mobility.
  • Both products are gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • The two blowers have an identical CFM of 412. By providing you with the same volumes of air, both units should allow, on a hard surface, to move the same amount of dry leaves per minute.
  • These two products have an identical MPH of 159. By providing you with the same air speeds, they should both be as efficient when blowing leaves on grass or lifting wet leaves and debris (acorns, etc.).

Weight & Noise rating

  • The heavier Stihl BG 56 C-E, standing at 9.3 lbs, dwarfs the 7.9 lbs of the Stihl BG 50, and may cause you more trouble physically when operating.
  • Both devices have a noise rating of 70 dB. They should therefore be equally demanding on the ears.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Stihl BG 56 C-E's fuel tank has a volume of 18.3 fl.oz., exceeding the 14.5 fl.oz. of the Stihl BG 50. Therefore, you may store more fuel in the device and theoretically operate it longer, if their engines are equally demanding.
  • These two products have an identical engine displacement of 27.2 cc. Thus, they consume comparable amounts of fuel per stroke and will provide you with similar output.
  • Each of these leaf blowers features a 2-cycle engine. Thus, they both require you to have an oil/fuel mix to operate.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BG 50 nor the Stihl BG 56 C-E has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BG 50Stihl BG 56 C-E
Stihl BG 50Stihl BG 56 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Easy2Start technology
  • Bigger fuel tank
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