BG 86 - $249.95 DSRP

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BG 86

DSRP: $249.95


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Our most powerful gasoline-powered handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

Part of our low emissions handheld STIHL leaf blowers, the BG 86 has all the comfort features you need to work for hours at a time. This professional use gas leaf blower is equipped with a throttle lock and stop switch, along with a semi-automatic choke lever for smoother starts and ease of operation. Designed with our four-spring anti-vibration system, this leaf and debris blower is both powerful...Read More
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BG 86 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.4 kg (9.7 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 440 cc (14.9 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** Flat: 74 m/sec. (166 mph)
Round: 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** Flat: 85 m/sec. (190 mph)
Round: 69 m/sec. (154 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** Flat: 620 m3/h (365 cfm)
Round: 755 m3/h (444 cfm)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
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    HD2 Air Filter
    The new HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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BG 86 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 162.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total waste of my money, sorry I purchased it. I was excited to try my new blower and shortly after I purchased it, we had a light dusting of snow. The blower fired right up, but the blowing power is so low it was much faster and easier to just broom the snow off. I thought it would be great to clean gutters, but if there are wet leaves it just doesn't do the job. Woefully underpowered,
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, Needs Vacuum attachment. Love this blower. Works well and is easy to crank. I own many Stihl products and this one works welll with the gutter attachment too. Not perfect but it saves me from having to climb up over two stories to clean gutters. On the other hand the vacuum kit that is advertised to work with this blower does not fit. Stihl needs to work on creating one. I was unhappy with this because it advertises as being compatible but the only vacuum kit made stops being compatible after the bg 85. My belief that this would work with the 86 was one reason I purchased it.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jury still out Another brand with all “bells and whistles” died after 5 years. After initial trips to shop and finally a competent repair with a carburetor rebuild, no problems with until it recently just stopped. Used ethanol fuel even though not recommended by shop, but it started on 2nd or 3rd pull consistently. Too expensive to repair. Decided on moving up to a Stihl based on some research. New Stihl 86 starts on 3rd pull consistently but takes quite a bit of time to warm up to full power. Power OK but not impressive and appears at best equal to Previous brand. For sure quieter. Quite a bit more expensive and no military discount or sales. Stihl has the name and your neighbors will be more impressed with your Stihl but won’t know for awhile whether the signifiicant price difference is worth it. I’ll take it back to my really competent, friendly and certainly top shelf dealer and see how many pulls it should take to start and why it takes so long to warm up and maybe adjust carburetor for a little more oomph. Jury still out, but hoping for expected quality.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacks power of smaller models I bought this blower just a few weeks ago. I went with this model over the 56 due to it having the Locking trigger mechanism. Had recently borrowed my brother's 56 and really liked the power it had. I assumed that the 86 would it be just as powerful but once I got in home and started using it I was very disappointed with its performance. If I had it to do again I would go back to the 56 and save the extra money.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Ghost compared to the former BG-85 I had a BG-85 for many years. It always took a beating and came back for more. It had the velocity to do the job handling wet leaves & layers of pine needles. After a decade of many hours, it was time to replace it.My neighbor bought a BG-86 about 5-yrs. ago. He had it a short time & then I never saw him using it. I asked him what happened to it & he said, "I took it back." He's reluctant to criticize, so I didn't press the issue.I bought a BG-86 replacement for my BG-85 last fall. When it came time for spring clean-up, I was really disappointed in it's performance. The velocity & power seemed anemic. I took it to my servicing dealer for a check-up & they said it was fine. I told them that it was remarkably less-powerful than the BG-85.The dealer contacted Stihl USA and was told they had heard similar complaints, but attributed them to the fact that the BG-86 was designed to be quieter leaving the impression of less power.What I noticed wasn't the change in was the change in "pitch" of the sound! This unit does not turn the "revs" of it's predecessor. Further, manual throttle response in the BG-86 is noticeably slower. What doesn't the inability to accomplish the task adequately handled by it's predecessor. I would not be so critical in my analysis, but this is Stihl's largest, hand-held professional blower. I hope that the neutering of this model was not the direct result of cities passing noise restrictions on these models. There is still a valid need for a heavy-duty, powerful, professional model for use in rural applications.I returned & replaced my BG-86 with a BR-600 backpack blower. It performs admirably, but please consider offering a POWERFUL hand-held model in your line for the pros. I am a very satisfied owner of other Stihl equipment!!!
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is dependable and powerful. I am really enjoying my Stihl BG 86 CE. It provides the blowing power I need to blow the hard- to- move Live Oak leaves in my backyard where I want and is lightweight and easy to handle. A quantum improvement over my previous gas blower!.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!!!! Great blower!! Starts easily and is very powerful for a handheld blower!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features My old blower SH55 (2007) died and this new one is great. Starts very easy and the new controls are a great improvement.
Date published: 2018-01-31
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