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Shredder Vacs

Shredder Vacs

STIHL shredder vacs are all about shredding yard waste without shredding your budget. Each STIHL shredder vac is actually two powerful tools in one: A powerful shredder capable of transforming the equivalent of 14 bags of dry leaves into a single bag of clippings, as well as a fuel-efficient blower. And it comes standard with the necessary parts to convert easily to a handheld blower and back to a shredder, depending on your task. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature and E = Easy2Start™.

After the leaves and yard clippings have been gathered, it’s time to shred. Each STIHL shredder vac features a specially designed shredder blade located on the fan wheel. This efficient design reduces yard waste at a 14:1 ratio for dry leaves. And as it shreds, the clippings accumulate in a secure, easy-open zippered bag for convenient emptying. The tube makes it easy to get in and between shrubs and other hard-to-reach places.

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Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Fuel Capacity
SH 56 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp) 5.2 kg (11.5 Ibs.) 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
SH 86 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) 440 cc (14.9 oz.)
  1. 2 years ago
    Great power but small bag
    The tubes are difficult to put on and remove but not a huge problem after you get the hang of it. Power is the best I've seen in a gas blower/vac. The most frustrating thing is the coming up to a yard full of leaves with a vac that has such a small bag. There should be an optional accessory that has either a MUCH larger bag or attachment to a large garbage can. The bag is also hard to empty. The zipper should come around the corner and up the side a ways.
  2. 9 months ago
    Great two in one product
    Both blower side and vac side work great. Bag could be bigger, maybe a backpack style bag with a larger capacity. I have a large mature oak trees and works great in and around the flower beds. However, it does not like the acorns. I have a lot of Sthil products, two chain saws, a weed trimmer, and now the blower vac. Great long lasting products.one of my chain saws is 42 years old and still works great. I'd like to see Sthil make a good snow blower . I highly recommend this product.
  3. 5 months ago
    Easy to start
    Bought one today at my local stihl dealer. I am very satisfied with the power of the vacuum easy to clean out and dump bag. Saved me hours or work cleaning around house flower beds and around the yard. Cant wait to use it again. Also Rob at cumberland outdoor power is great to deal with A+ customer service when you are dealing with him.
  1. 11 months ago
    Good power
    I am very happy with this product. I have bought many stihl product in the past. I bought this strictly for the vacume part because I already have a stihl BR 600 Magnum blower. The vacume has good power if your not careful it will start sucking up mulch and may get jammed. It got jammed a few times, but I quickly got is up and running. If you did want to use the blower it is somewhat difficult to change over, I only use it as a vacume so I never need to change it over. Besides that it works ... read more great and the starting is almost effortless.
  2. 3 years ago
    does all i want easy on gas
    This machine does all I bought it for. Easy starting, light weight and powerful. My only complaint is changing from a vacuum to the mulcher I find it difficult to make the change, but this could be because I have not changed it very many times. Also some directions in a user manual would be nice. These are minor complaints and as I use the machine I am sure changing the vacuum to mulcher will become easier. I would by this machine again and would recommend it to friends. Well worth the money.
  3. 1 week ago
    make leafs dissapaer
    ... leafs got blown from the neighbor on my property only to get blow them back when it's my turn. With the vacuum, I can actually compact and get rid of them. Stihl starts very easy, has a strong vacuum, and compacts the leafs.
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