BG 86


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Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

Part of our new line of 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 b...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.)
BLOWING FORCE* 15 Newtons
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)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* 70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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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 4.5 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Over the shoulder strap could be included. Could be on the lighter side and with a shoulder strap it would ease some of the arm stress for longer use. We only purchase Stihl products. Very dependable.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great blower! This blower is great and works great here on my place. The right size for me!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great machine As indicated above, overall great machine.Two problems encountered.1. OFF switch located exactly where the thumb rests while holding the blower. I keep turning the machine off by accident.2. Suction screen on side continues to suck my pants leg into the grill.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start and more than enough power Does a great job on my leaves. Grass is no match for it and I use it to clean my zero turn decks with easrpe
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything well My BG86C blower does everything I expected it to do. Blows wet or dry leaves with ease and that is essential in the Pacific Northwest. The price was higher than other brands but I had to rebuild my "other brand" blower twice. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower Easy to start - trigger lock is a plus - a hand held hurricane!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm impressed with the power Bought this mainly to shred leaves that blow into my garage lean-to, impossible to rake or blow them out. The power it has for blowing leaves out of the yard is an added bonus.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best handheld I've owned, surprising power, great quality Bought the BG86 to replace another top tier manufacturer blower that lasted over 10yrs. Decided on Stihl because of a MS260 chainsaw my wife bought me a few years ago....I was very impressed with the chainsaw so said why not try the Stihl blower. No regrets and have nothing to knock the blower about except pricey.....guess you get what you pay for. I've had a few hand held blowers over the years and the others had the air pick-up at the bottom, the Stihl is on the side. A little annoying that my loose Shirt/clothing gets sucked to the intake so tuck your shirts in! I was very surprised at the amount of air the small blower puts out. It is also very quiet compared to others that I've seen. Quality is excellent, typical Stihl and its pretty easy to start but can see it may be a problem with elderly. I bought the BG86 w/o vacuum bag but decided to buy the optional kit in the fall........should have bought the BG86 C-E and could have saved a little $. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-10-30
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