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2011 Stihl Handheld Blowers

  • Stihl BG 56 C-E


    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 helping prevent accidental flooding for smooth starts.


    • Powerful and fuel-efficient, low-emission STIHL HomeScaper Series™ engine
    • Easy2Start™ System reduces resistance – eliminating the need for a strong, fast pull of the starting cord. Available on some models.
    • Semi-automatic choke lever for smooth starts
    • Stop switch - automatically returns to start position
    • Two-ringed piston for extended life
    • Adjustable Nozzle is great for stairs and operators of different heights.
    • Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
    • Throttle Trigger Lockstop Switch for ease of operation.
    • Purge Pump Primer lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it.
    • Air Filter Cover is easy to remove without tools for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
    • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler has large baffles which reduce sound level, and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
    • High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
    • Helper Handle for added air direction control and vacuum use.
    • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright for easy filling.
    • Conversion Kits convert blowers into vacuums. (On some models.)
    • Superior Balance and Design help reduce fatigue and make handling easy.
    • Smooth, Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
    • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM levels even when filter begins to clog.
    • Long-Life Cylinders give maximum wear life, better cooling and lubrication, and more power output per cubic centimeter of engine displacement.
    • Anti-Vibration System helps reduce operator fatigue.
    • Easy2Start™ System (E) reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine. Available on select models.
    • ElastoStart™ Handle has a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
    • 2-Ring Pistons improve engine efficiency and hold compression longer than 1-ring pistons. Also they transfer heat from the piston to cylinder better, helping engine stay cooler and last longer.
    • Electronic Ignition provides easier starting, smoother running and no periodic maintenance.

    NOTE: STIHL handheld blowers have many common features. However, all models may not have all the features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.


    Displacement 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
    Fuel Capacity (Power) 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
    Fuel Capacity 540 cc (18.3 oz.)


    Weight 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)

    General Information

    Air Velocity (Nozzle - Round) 64 m/sec (143 mph)
    Air Volume (Nozzle - Round) 710 m3/h (418 cfm)
    Sound Pressure Rating 70 dB(A): Measured per ANSI B175.2

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    Stihl BG 56 C-E