BG 86 - $239.95 DSRP

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BG 86

DSRP: $239.95


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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
Print Spec Sheets
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 4.4 out of 5 by 149.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Factory setup poor I've had a bg55 for the past 10 years. It has been the most dependable leaf blower I've ever owned. I still have it but decided to add a new bg86 to my garage. I've had nothing but carb tuning issues since day one. Took it back to have it looked at and was determined that it's fine. The blower does start everytime on the third pull and does have a nice sound. But once warmed up it loads up with fuel and bogs terribly from idle to full throttle. The major problem is the blower gets extremely hot in a short matter of time at wot. If I let off the throttle to about 3/4's it actually picks up rpms and cools down a bit. Go full throttle and the rpms drop substantially and starts making a popping sound and gets way to hot. Not impressed at all compared to my bg55.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable, weight is just right for older user. I purchased at a neighbor's recommendation and I have been very pleased.. Cleared a large area three times and it worked well and started easily.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power & fairly lightweight The BG 86 blower has lots of power. Leaves don't stand a chance. It's easy to start & very fuel efficient. The vibration reduction built in helps a bunch.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall the blower and mulcher works great Little cumbersome in changing over from Blower to Mulcher. At times, it does dye when in use, but starts back up easily.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BG 86 is indeed Powerful! The BG 86 is the answer if you are looking to get the job done and quick! I was absolutely amazed by the power of this blower! I own several Stihl products and all have delivered! I love the lock in place lever that gives you constant power! Just like a straight line wind ripping the leaves and brush around like it was nothing! The easy start cord is a plus also! I did not have any issues with the weight like some reviewer were complaining about! I experienced constant power and performance!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice blower Blows nice, slightly awkward when using the vacuum option. Plenty of power starts almost as easy as my 10 yr old Stihl chainsaw. I would buy this again
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with my purchase It performs just like I hoped. It is of the same quality as my Chainsaw and Trimmer and I could not be more pleased. The Guys at Morgan's Ace Hardware were super!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Longer Tethered For the better part of the 20+ years that I've owned my first and only house I was the owner of a corded leaf blower. I was used to being tethered to the house outlet as I pulled and un-knotted the cord the whole time I was working with it. I got up on the roof of my ranch house and had to connect two (2) 50' cords together. When I was up on the roof blowing out the gutters my dear wife could hear me let out an occasional expletive because either (A) my knotted up cord was caught on a bush or a porch railing down below or (B) the end of the cord slid down the roof in order to escape being connect to the back side of my electric leaf blower. I've thought about it and I think the two pieces had a personality conflict. After another visit to my local Kimp's Ace Hardware, I saw the end-aisle display as I was walking through the store. I thought to myself, THIS GAS POWERED STIHL LEAF BLOWER iIS THE ANSWER. No longer do I have to babysit the two pieces of cord and electric blower. I'm Done! No more stopping 100' up my 125' driveway! I'm no longer tethered! I love my Stihl Leaf Blower! Thanks for the mobility!
Date published: 2017-10-16
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