Vacuum Kit

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Product Description

Quickly convert your STIHL handheld blower to a vacuum by attaching this easy Vacuum Kit. Empty debris into your compost pile simply by unzipping the bottom. For use with BG 55, BG 56 C-E, BG 66 L, BG 86, BG 86 C-E and BGE 71 models. Does not fit BGA 85.


Vacuum Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from poor bag design I work for a golf course, which obviously has a lot of leaves. I purchased a new bag this fall, only to have the inner sleeve shred. (I believe that they inner sleeve is to keep the dirt level down.) With the sleeve, the leaves kept getting caught and binding up the unit. As a result, I started removing sections of the inner sleeve so that I could continue to work. Eventually the entire sleeve was removed, which now results in my becoming so dirty from the bag having dirt blown through the little holes. While I like the unit as a blower, as a vacuum, it sucks - no pun intended
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as expected, with an addition I wanted to convert my BG 55 blower to a shredder vac, so I called my local dealer and asked about a vacuum kit. They informed me on what was included with the kit and I was a little disappointed that the shredder blade was not included. You will need to buy and install the shredder blade to really make a vacuum kit effective. The part number is ST 4229 768 0300. It is not expensive and is definitely worth the investment and will minimize your work.The instructions on the vacuum kit are detailed in pictures. If you take your time and study them, set up is not difficult. It is rather tedious and a little time is involved when converting from a blower to the vacuum kit.The first time I used the vacuum feature, I was very pleased with its performance. You'll want to avoid the sticks. Small sticks don't seem to bother the shredder, but the large sticks, you'll want to avoid as they can clog your machine. The shredder ground the leaves up into very fine pieces, which makes disposal very easy. You'll also want to make sure your leaves are dry before using the vacuum.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Would not recommend The shredder is a complete joke. It can barely vacuum up dried up leaves. I would not recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multi-function product I'm almost 70 years old. I have 4 large oaks in the yard. I could only use the vac mode for about an hour before I was worn out. I finally used bungie cords to attach the vac to an old flat cart and arranged the bag to hang from the handle. Now I don't carry the bag, I don't carry the vac, I just pull the cart and swing the pick-up tube through the leaves, empty the bag, keep it fueled-up and can work for at least 4 hours.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all expectations The vacuum kit for my BG 56 C-E worked exactly as advertised. It was easy to understand, assembly, and use. I got initial help from the dealer to ensure that I knew how to attach and remove the vacuum kit on the blow power head. It was easy to develop a technique for vacuuming the leaves and pine needles but leave behind the mulch. This is a great tool to finish of the Fall leave collection business.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth a try. Saved me lots of time. Yard was full of leaves, & thick. After filling one bag in a short time, I used the vacuum without the bag. Threw the mulch out to the side & down. It's dirty, wear a mask. But it's saves emptying the bag every 2 mins. or so on the really heavy areas. Then used the mower to pick up the rest. Reduces the mulch by a great amount, and puts the rest in the lawn.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productworks as advertised The vacuum tube works great! You must go slow with wet leaves or small twigs. I pick up 10 to 12 vacuum bags ever other day in high winds. No instructions, but look at the instructions you got with your blower it explains how it works. GO SLOW WITH WET LEAVES GRASSHOPPER. Do not exceed the vacuum capacity of the blower and you will have no problems.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easly Jams Got the vacuum kit from our boss. She says she bought it with no instructions on how to work it or how to handle it. It clogged the minute we used it around our fern planters.
Date published: 2015-08-14
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