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This battery-powered handheld blower is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand great power.

The BGA 56 combines STIHL performance and exceptional value. Its powerful motor delivers air speeds of 100 mph and an air flow of 353 cfm at the nozzle. It features an adjustable tube to fit different user heights for enhanced comfort. Clear a sidewalk, seven football fields long, on a single charge with this STIHL AK Series handheld blower. The BGA 56 is also just 7.3 lbs. (with AK 20 battery) for easy portability and maneuverability. And when you’re done, hang it on the wall from its onboard hanging slot. 

Usage claim tested and verified by an independent third-party test laboratory. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Rubberized Soft Touch Handle 
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.
  • Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Multi-Function Handle
    With the multi-function handle, all of the blower’s controls can be adjusted with one hand, allowing simple and reliable operation for both right and left-handed users. In addition, the handle’s control lever allows the user to easily adjust the engine speed.
  • Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.

Specifications

BLOWING FORCE*
9 Newtons
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
600 m3/h (353 cfm)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
54 m/sec (121 mph)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
45 m/sec. (100 mph)
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
63 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE
Battery
BATTERY SERIES
AK Series
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
w/ AK 20: 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10)
Up to 9 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)
Up to 20 Minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 30)
Up to 30 minutes
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a set combined with tool.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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