leaf blower deals

Leaf Blower Deals

Everyone is seeking cheap leaf blowers this time of year.  It’s understandable. When you leave your yard for just a couple of weeks and the fallen foliage combined with heavy rainfall results in a slipper mulch that’s as dodgy to tread on as ice. While we don’t usually experience as much snowfall or ice as our neighbours (though end-of 2019 is being slated by forecasters to be the coldest on record), we do get leaves and rain in spades. Here are a few great leaf blower deals which will get the job done and make your yard safe again.

Leaf Blower Deals: The Stihl BG 56 C-E

This is Stihl’s least expensive leaf blower, and while it will usually cost you €423, this winter we’re offering it for €299.00. That’s a €123 saving. While typically entry-level hardware is of a poor standard, Stihl have a name to uphold. The BG 56 C-E does a good job of cleaning leaves and debris around your paths, driveway and anywhere else around the home.  This is a handheld petrol engine with a semi-automatic choke lever. This model can automatically reset itself to the run position to help prevent accidental engine flooding, and it comes with an adapter to turn it into a vacuum shredder.

The Stihl BR 200 Backpack Blower

If you’re looking for leaf blower deals that have more ‘oomph’, we recommend the BR 200. Reduced from €635 to €595, you’ll save €40 while bringing professional-grade power to your home. The BR200 is light, with much of the weight stored on the backpack. It also features a simplified starting system and anti-vibration system which can provide extra comfort and help reduce the numbness and fatigue that typically haunts outdoor power tools. 

Leaf Blower Deals for Professionals – The Stihl BR 700leaf blower deals

This is nearing the top-of-the-range for Stihl’s line of leaf blowers. We have reduced the BR 700 from €902 down to €759 so you save €143. This model has a fully adjustable blower tube. It has exceptional blowing force and low weight. This makes is perfect for removing grass and hedge cuttings, leaves and debris from large areas. Its anti-vibration system is excellent making it perfect for longer working periods. If you need to get the job done before the winter really sets in, this is the one for you.

All of our leaf blowers are available with free shipping anywhere in Ireland. Have any questions? Feel free to call us today 021 4965 132

stihl vacuum shredder

When to Use a Vacuum Shredder

Are you considering buying a vacuum shredder, but unsure if it’s suitable for your garden? While leaf blowers are a handy way to keep your lawn tidy, unless you have a clearing nearby, you’re often still left with the task of cleaning the leaves and debris afterwards. One possible solution for this is the Stihl SH 86 C-E Vacuum Shredder  (currently on sale).

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When to Use a Vacuum Shredder

Keep in mind that vacuum shredders work best on small-to-medium sized, well-manicured lawns. So if you have a two-metre pile of leaves you are not going to get the results you’re after. But if you have an already reasonably tidy lawn with small piles of leaves, this could be the thing for you. It will pick up rubbish and debris also without disturbing soil beds, mulch or gravel.

The Stihl SH 86 C-E also functions a leaf blower using the included attachment, so you’re essentially getting two devices for the price of one. The SH 86 C-E also comes with a bag attachment and hose for its vacuum function. It can suck leaves not just from the lawn, but from your decking, drive and gravel, as well as mulch and straw. It’s strong enough to vacuum up the leaves without disturbing your garden or gravel or sucking up other unwanted material. It also does a fine job of mulching the leaves so that they can be used for fertiliser. Weighing in at 5.6kg, it’s not too heavy and it’s comfortable enough to use for extended periods. It’s also handy if you used a hedge strimmer and want an easier way to dispose of the trimmings.

Turning your Stihl Vacuum Shredder into a Blower

Transforming the Stihl SH 86 C-E into a blower is also quite simple. You just remove the bag and hose, remove the vacuum nozzle, then slide on the blower nozzle. Then crew it in so that it is airtight. To set this up, you’ll spend less than five minutes in total. The Stihl saves a lot of space and cost, especially if your shed is already full enough!

Interested in finding out more? Check out this great review of the Stihl SH 86 C-E. If you’d like to purchase a Stihl Vacuum Shredder at Douglas Forest & Garden, or you simply have a few questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0214965132.