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Stihl BG 86 C-E vs BG 56 C-E - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BG 56 C-E and the Stihl BG 86 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 56 C-EStihl BG 86 C-E
Stihl BG 56 C-EStihl BG 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BG 56 C-E and the BG 86 C-E 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 gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl BG 86 C-E with the CFM of 444 slightly exceeds the 412 CFM of the Stihl BG 56 C-E. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former blows leaves slightly more efficiently.
  • The Stihl BG 86 C-E's MPH of 190 beats the 159 MPH of the Stihl BG 56 C-E. It therefore expels air faster and should aid you with landscaping more effectively.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Stihl BG 86 C-E, which is 9.9 lbs, slightly exceeds the 9.3 lbs of the Stihl BG 56 C-E, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • 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 14.9 fl.oz. of the Stihl BG 86 C-E. 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 56 C-E nor the Stihl BG 86 C-E has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BG 56 C-EStihl BG 86 C-E
Stihl BG 56 C-EStihl BG 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
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