It might still be warm out there, but before you know it, the change in the season will see your garden covered in leaf litter. Blowers are perfect for general tidying year-round, and some are even capable of gutter cleaning. There are plenty of options to choose from in the STIHL range, so we’ve broken down the different types to help you select the perfect model for you.
For the occasional Autumn gardener, right through to the professional or regular user, STIHL’s battery range is ever-growing and offers many options when it comes to blowers. The entry-level battery blower is just $199, it’s super lightweight at just 2.1kg, incredibly easy to manoeuvre, and features an integrated battery with impressive run time, clearing up to 200m2, or just under a tennis court-sized area of leaves on a single charge. The BGA 45 is perfect for smaller spaces and general tidying around the home.
If you’re after something a little more robust to cover a larger area, the BGA 56 is one of the most popular tools in our battery range. The most attractive feature about this blower is that it’s part of the AK battery system, this battery is compatible with nine other tools including a handheld hedge trimmer, long reach hedge trimmer, grass trimmer, two chainsaws, and three mowers. Another great feature this blower and the AK system has is that there are three AK battery options, so the capability of the tool can be adjusted to suit the requirements of your garden.
Comfort is at the forefront with the BGA 56. This perfectly balanced blower features an adjustable tube for maximum blowing power close the ground making it incredibly easy to manoeuvre for users of all heights. The low gyroscopic forces make it effortless to handle, and the rubberised grip will allow you to move it with impressive ease. When it comes to runtime; the BGA 56 is more than capable of clearing up to 900m2 of leaves with the top battery – that’s up to three tennis courts!
For more power and more control, the BGA 85 or BGA 100 are both quiet, yet robust powerhouses, compatible with either a slot in battery or our backpack batteries which are recommended for professionals or users covering large areas or working over long periods. Both of these models feature variable speed control allowing you to quickly and continuously adjust the motor speed to regulate the airflow. Both models are more than capable of moving debris of all shapes and sizes
The BG 56 blower is the top seller in STIHL’s petrol range, and for a good reason. While it’s an entry-level model, it still packs a punch thanks to its 2-MIX engine. Like all tools in the range, STIHL’s 2-MIX technology is the result of over 90 years of German engineering excellence. It’s developed to maximise the power output while reducing fuel consumption, making it extremely efficient.
Also available for use with the BG 56 is a vacuum kit, giving you the option of collecting your leaves rather than blowing them into a single location which can be tricky if you’re dealing with a lot. And, if your home is a single storey, the BG 56 is also compatible with our gutter cleaning kit allowing you to safely blast debris from your gutters without the need and risk of using a ladder.
If vacuuming and mulching is something you’re going to be doing more often than not, then the SH 56 C-E blower vacuum shredder is for you. While designed to collect and mulch thanks to the metal shredder blade, it also doubles as a handheld blower. This handy tool also features STIHL’s patented Easy2start technology, which makes it extremely easy to start.
For clearing larger areas and for working over more extended periods, a backpack blower is the way to go. From the BR 200, which is the lightweight backpack blower, right through to our most powerful backpack blower, the BR 800 C-E, all models in the STIHL range allow users to clear large areas and work for more extended periods thanks to their ergonomic design and powerful motors.
Featuring a multi-function control handle and electronic ignition, there are also many accessories available to complement these products, including flat and curved nozzles, a hip belt, a chest belt and a bike handle for easy manoeuvring.