BG 86 - $239.99 DSRP


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BG 86

DSRP: $239.99

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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.)
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
*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
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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 175.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Blower This blower performs well. The anti-vibration system is easy on the hands.It is a bit pricey for a hand held blower.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Second Blower Purchase Bought a new BG86 in 2011 for use around our home. Several times since then the screws behind the flywheel have vibrated out which locks the flywheel. At one point I had to re-tap the hole on one of them. The spark arrestor had to be cleaned a couple times and that's okay once you know it gets clogged. Now it doesn't run at all, assumedly needs a new carb per the service shop. I have always used premium fuel and the Stihl Ultra oil. Not worth putting any more time and expense into this blower.I bought another BG86 because overall it's a good machine.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from None Doesn’t seem to have the power my old one had. Trouble starting after shutting off then restart a few minutes later
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good hand held blower Bought this blower based on TV ad for Stihl dealer days. Unit I bought was not on sale but after evaluating the entry level machine, I opted to step up the next better (and more expensive) model. Have only had it a short time but so far I really like it. It is not too heavy and starts easily. Only thing missing on it is a throttle lock which is useful to keep the engine at less than full throttle for certain blowing tasks. Sales person in the store was extremely helpful, evidence of good training and good product knowledge. I also own an Echo hand held blower and the Stihl seems equally powerful despite a slightly smaller engine.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I had high hopes! I own many Stihl products inclusive of many chainsaws and a trimmer. I purchased the BG86 and loved it for many years until the muffler came off while using it. I purchased new screws from the deal, new gasket, tightened everything back up and low and behold muffler flew off again after using two times. I took it to my local shop who advised this is common problem with Stihl blowers. They advised a new head would be needed, which is costly and not worth fixing. I am very disappointed that that I have to go out and purchase a new blower.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Power Hi, I have several pieces of Stihl power equipment. Generally, its very high quality reliable equipment. I buy it all from my local full line dealer. The BG86 replaced my 15 year old BG65. I have both the BG86 and BG65. The BG65 is vastly superior. The BG86 takes forever to warm up and has no power once it finally gets going. It generally runs poorly. It really runs like needs a carb adjustments but all the adjustments are locked. I have had it for a year but got buyers remorse within a few days. I am rather disappointed with the BG86. I keep my equipment in pristine condition. I use E0 gas and Stihl oil.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality blower Nice quality as expected. I specifically bought this for residential work and it’s light and powerful enough for what I need. Not too loud and runs quite a while on a tank. I recommend the moto mix fuel. Works very well with the gutter cleaning kit to save climbing on a ladder. No issues whatsoever so far and I don’t expect any.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Walks and Drives This Blower is great for blowing off walks and drives. I don't believe it will have enough power to move a wet pile of leaves, but that is not why I bought it. It works perfect for my needs. This is a good product and in my opion out performs the Husqvarna counter part the 525BX hands down. I owned the BX and returned to the dealer after some issues.
Date published: 2018-05-05
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