BG 86 - $239.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 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
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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 4.4 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to start. So easy to use When my old gas powered blower gave up the ghost I was sure that I wanted a Stihl. After talking with the guys at the hardware store I selected the BG 86 for it's easy start and ease of use. Have had the blower for about a month now and it is so easy to use my wife does most of the blowing duties. How great is that!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big power in a small package! Great machine just like the other 7 Stihl products I have. Lot's of power, easy to start, anti vibration makes it a pleasure to use. If you are looking for a great hand held blower.... This is it!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has been everything i expected and more. this is my second blower and the improvement since my first blower have been great. The noise level reduction has been dramatically reduced compared to my first blower, which is very critical to me when operating this blower.again highly recommend a STIHL!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great handheld unit I've had the BG86 for about three years now. Its worked great and has never had to go to the shop for repairs. I've used synthetic Ace hardware brand oil in with no issues, sorry Stihl. It takes four or five good pulls to start her, same as when she was new. And she takes a minute or two to warm up before you can get full throttle, but the same can be said about me. So no demerits there. Other than that she works like a champ and has good power. We now live on a bigger property and will be upgrading to the BR600 backpack blower.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Won't reliably start I have been using 2- and4-stroke small engines since the early 90s and I've never had as much trouble with starting something as I have with these Stihl blowers. Using Stihl oil and premium fuel. Don't tell me about flooding, choking, priming and everything ecause I have tried everything. Will start sometimes and flood other times - giving it no throttle. Have never had this much trouble with the Japanese brands or with Stihl chainsaws.I bet they don't post this review
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power Finally upgraded to a professional blower. Great weight and power. Even use to clear light flaky snow instead of shoveling or plowing.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not highly recommended This blower is fairly light and powerful.Vibration dampening very good.My issue is twofold, blower takes several minutes to warm up, can be difficult or impossible to restart once warm.Blower tube is adjustable and easily removable for tight spaces.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower Powerful reliable don't buy anything else buy still mt Jackson sales and service is great
Date published: 2017-02-23
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