BG 56 C-E

Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $169.95


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An easy-to-use handheld blower with a simplified starting system.

Don't let yard work be hard work. Ideal for cleaning up leaves and debris on walkways or driveways around the home, the new powerful, low emissions BG 56 C-E handheld gas leaf blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting virtually effortless. Designed with a specialized stop switch and semi-automatic choke lever, the blower automatically resets itself to the run position while hel...Read More
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BG 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY* 60 m/sec (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY* 71 m/sec (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE* 700 m3/h (412 cfm)
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
Model Features
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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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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
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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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 280reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Started One Time Bought the blower in June, it started one time. I used it for about ten minutes and stopped to talk to my neighbor, the blower never started again. This is the third Stihl product I have owned, and each has been unreliable. I will never again purchase a Stihl product. September 24, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by DISAPPOINTED IN STIHL I bought a bg55 last October for myself, used it fine until july of this year. in may of this year I bought my 18 year old son who mows lawns in the summer a bg56 for his bday, in july his pull mechanism broke in numerous pieces, at the same time my bg55 would not accelerate up over an idle, took both into feldmans in liberty mo to get repaired, after purchasing 2 stihl leaf blowers i was blowing off my leaves with my lawn mower, I have taken my bg55 back twice now and getting ready as we speak to spend my lunch hour taking it back again because it still will not accerlate up past an idle...keep in mind I have two stihl chainsaws and a stihl weedeater, ive always spoke very highly of your brand until now. September 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quick and easy starts! Great lightweight blower. Starts very easy every time. Adequate power. Works very well. Wish it came in a left handed version. Have to hold it out from you a little or it will suck in your pants. I'm learning to hold it right handed. September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best for this class. Nice and price is right Forsyth,gaThe sale was spot on.I described how much money I wanted to spend, and what I needed it for. The Lady was very professional and spot in.Proud of the choice. Thank you. September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent blower,easy to start, idles like a dream. My second Stihl blower and this one is the best. I love the new machine, a bit easier to start than the old BG 55. Hope it lasts as long as the BG 55, six years without any problem, even a spark plug. September 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts quickly and runs great. Surprisingly efficient on gas! Very pleased. This blower is lightweight, starts on first or second pull and supplies all the blowing power I need for my yard. I am pleasantly surprised by how efficient it is on gas. Had it for a month and still using the tank I received from the dealer. I am NOT missing unrolling the cord I used for my electric blower! Great value and great machine! September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent piece of equipment. I was really pleased with my first Stihl blower , but someone used in-oiled gas in it and ruined it. So I went right out and bought another one. Easy start good power. September 5, 2016
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