When it comes to clearing leaves from your patios, gardens or lawns, many of us sweep or rake them. However, this is often a time consuming and laborious task, especially as the days get colder and damper. But here at Balmers GM, we’ve got some fantastic options that will expedite this process, leaving you wondering why you’ve been raking leaves all these years!
The secret? Leaf blowers! They do exactly what they say on the tin, but some of the more powerful options are also excellent tools for tackling twigs and other debris too. If you’re daunted by the sheer scale of your leaf coverage, then raking or sweeping are impractical options, perhaps you have limited mobility, or simply find the Autumn months too cold to spend an age raking leaves.
Our Stihl leaf blowers offer something for everyone, from corded leaf blowers, ideal if you only need to work a small area, to our cordless leaf blowers that come with battery packs and our petrol range, which are perfectly suited to larger-scale work, we’ve got an option to suit you.
Image: Stihl's BGE 71 corded leaf blowers - ideal for smaller gardens
Corded Leaf Blowers
Well with our only corded Stihl leaf blower, the BGE 71 Electric Blower. Boasting a powerful blowing capacity, this handheld leaf blower can be used to clear up gardens, paths and patios effectively and efficiently, all you need to expand your working area is an extension cord.
Easy to use, cost-effective, and with built-in noise reduction, if you just need to clear a few leaves every now and then this is an excellent option for you.
You can shop our corded leaf blower here: Stihl BGE 71 Electric Blower
Cordless Leaf Blowers
Stihl have developed long-lasting, lithium-ion batteries which ensure that you get the most out of your cordless leaf blowers, these great options require minimal maintenance, no engine servicing and also boast very low levels of noise output.
The Stihl AI battery line has been developed for light use, making them the perfect choice for smaller gardening tasks, just charge the battery before use, and you’re good to go! The BGA 45 Cordless Blower is the sole leaf blower with this battery, its compact and lightweight design makes it very easy to use and perfect for noise-sensitive environments. With a full charge, you can expect up to 10 minutes of working time.
The Stihl AK battery line has been professionally designed with the goal of providing affordable yet effective machinery to people with large to medium-sized gardens. With the BGA 57 Cordless Blower operating on this battery, it retains a low overall weight whilst providing increased blowing performance and improved balance. A full charge for the AK 20 battery will afford you up to 22 minutes of working time.
The Stihl AP battery line offer peak performance and long battery life, with outstanding handling and quiet, emission-free and cordless performance. In this range, we have the BGA 86, 100, and 200 Cordless Blowers. These professional quality leaf blowers all pack a high blowing force, with the 200 models working with 21N, the 100 with 17N and the 86 with 15N. With various power settings, including a boost mode, you can expect over 500 minutes of working time with the 100 and 200 models set on power level 1.
You can shop our range of cordless leaf blowers here: Blowers & Leaf Vacs — Balmers GM
Image: Stihl's BGA 45 part of the cordless blower range
Petrol Leaf Blowers
We stock a range of Stihl leaf blowers, with both handheld and back-pack models available. We’ll start with the BG 56 C-E, a powerful, low emission handheld leaf blower that is perfect for clearing leaves and debris from around the home or on paths and driveways. The ErgoStart technology makes starting it up effortless, and at only 4.1kg it is light enough to carry for extended periods if necessary.
We also stock the Stihl BG 66 C-E and the BG 86 C-E models, these models feature an anti-vibration system and locking throttle lever with stop button which is designed to increase user comfort for prolonged periods of use.
The BG 56 C-E and BG 86 C-E are versatile too – they can be easily converted into a garden vacuum with the vacuum attachment, giving you the option of sucking up and shredding your leaves rather than blowing them into a pile. Also available for the blower is a gutter cleaning set for clearing the dirt and leaves that have built up in your hard-to-reach gutters.
While those hand-held models are great for small scale leaf clearing jobs, our back-pack petrol blowers are perfectly suited for much larger jobs, whether it be a public park or a large private garden, Whether you’re looking for something with low weight and high performance, an adjustable nozzle, or need pure power for the most extensive cleaning tasks, our Stihl BR range has got something to suit you.
You can shop our range of petrol leaf blowers here: PETROL BLOWERS, BACK-PACKS & VACS — Balmers GM
For more information about any of our Stihl leaf blowers please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Image: The BG 86 hand-held blower & BR 500 back-pack blower, part of Stihl's petrol blower range