How to Select the Right Leaf Blower

Leaf BlowerNew Braunfels Feed & Supply is a proud STIHL dealer for all your lawn equipment needs. Fall is fast approaching and the leaves will be falling. STIHL offers great tips on how to chose the right STIHL blower for your property below.

Before purchasing a STIHL blower for your home, farm or ranch, consider these important factors:

  • Property size
  • Type of material to blow
  • Noise restrictions or considerations
  • Special features on blower models

Urban Setting
To blow grass clippings and other light materials off relatively small areas like driveways, sidewalks and patios, we recommend the STIHL BG 55 blower. You can also upgrade to the BG 56 C-E, with its popular simplified starting and Easy2Start™ features. Power and performance for both models are comparable.

Starting the BG 55 blower is standard procedure: After setting the on-off switch to the “on” position, lock the throttle trigger, set the choke and start the blower with a pull of the cord.

Contrastingly, the BG 56 C-E’s on-off switch defaults to the “start” position as a function of its simplified starting system. Enjoy a smooth pull of the starting cord with the STIHL Easy2Start™ system making starting virtually effortless. Once the blower starts and you squeeze the throttle trigger, the choke automatically switches to the “run” position. You’re off and blowing!

Rural Property
If you have more acreage but still need to displace lighter debris and grass clippings, we recommend the more powerful BG 86 or BG 86 C-E professional handheld blower units. Both feature an advanced anti-vibration system and the simplified starting process. The
BG 86 C-E also includes the Easy2Start™ feature.

Lighten Your Load
If you plan to use your blower for extended periods of time, consider the BR 200 backpack blower with a lightweight design and anti-vibration technology. If you have a large clearing site, such as a ranch or farm, or if you need to move wet leaves and other heavy debris, then we suggest the BR 350 backpack blower.

Keeping It Quiet
Because noise restrictions exist in some areas, the STIHL gasoline-powered BG 66 L-a handheld Farm and Ranch blower-might be the right choice for you. This quiet yet powerful blower features a specially designed muffler in the blower tube making it ideal for use in some noise-sensitive areas. Or consider a cordless or corded electric blower model.

For more information about blower product features and what best fits your ground clearing needs, consult your STIHL experts at New Braunfels Feed and Supply today!