The Stihl BG 56 is a highly powerful handheld petrol leaf blower for domestic or professional use. With a max airspeed of 158 miles-per-hour, this blower will make short work of clearing pathways and greens of debris.
- Available with or without ErgoStart
- Strong blowing force,
- Single-handed operation for easy use,
- Easy to start and stop,
- Ability to convert into a shredder,
- Includes a 2-year warranty (for domestic use).
Fantastic performance at a low price, the BG 56 is a reliable blower.
As with all Stihl products, users tend to buy them for their robustness, design features and efficient engine. The story is the same with this great BG 56 leaf blower at a reasonable price too (just under £200).
Being within this price range means it faces fierce competition. Still, this handheld blower gives you value for money compared to other brands and models.
With Stihl, you get the guarantee of a fantastic product from a great brand whilst benefitting from the advancements of their innovative products.
Better fuel efficiency means lower running costs.
This sturdy petrol blower features the respectful 2-stroke engine that you will see across Stihl’s products. For this size machine, the BG56 will benefit from 20% less fuel consumption compared to similar-sized engines.
Not only do you benefit from more economical fuel expenses, but you’ll also be helping the environment. Built into the blower is a catalytic converter to further reduce the exhaust of harmful emissions. This also results in a quieter engine as a side benefit.
Working with the BG 56 blower’s engine is ErgoStart technology, a unique system that makes starting the garden tool effortless. A tension spring between the rope and the crank, which when pulled, transfers stored energy through the system. This results in a more comfortable, more reliable starting every time.
Easy to use, that’s all down to design.
Working with the BG56 C-E leaf blower is a breeze, although it packs quite a forceful gust. It’s not by mistake all the controls are easily accessible with one hand, from the multi-functional handle.
All the main controls; the manual fuel purger, control switch, stop switch, choke lever, are readily accessible from the handheld grip. The combination of these features results in smoother starts, operation and more efficient working.
Lastly, another superb feature is the vacuum adaptor kit, an optional extra, which turns the powerful blower into a convincing vacuum shredder.
Features We Like
Reduced-emission engine technology
2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.
Manual fuel pump (Purger)
A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.
STIHL ErgoStart (E)
A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
Multi-function control handle
Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator’s hand never leaves the handle.
|Sound power level dB(A) 1)||104|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 1)||90|
|Vibration value, right m/s2 2)||8|
|Air velocity m/s 3)||64|
|Tank volume l||0.54|
|Max. air speed m/s||71|
1) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
3) With round nozzle in the blowing operation