The BGA 57 delivers powerful STIHL performance combined with great control and comfortable operation. This blower puts out a maximum air speed of 60 m/s for effective clearing of leaves and other yard debris. Weighing just 3.5 kg (with AK 20 battery), the BGA 57 is compact and portable. A slim design and even weight distribution allow the blower to be held close to the user’s body, keeping fatigue to a minimum while maximizing maneuverability. Additional comfort features include a symmetrical trigger lockout that allows users to easily start the unit with either the left or right hand, a rubberized handle for comfortable grip, and a tube that easily adjusts to three lengths to suit different user heights. The BGA 57 has a run time up to 18 minutes on a single charge with the AK 20 battery*, making it an ideal choice for homeowners to care for their yard, deck, sidewalks, driveway and more.