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
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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
    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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 86 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Long Term Review Just like my other less expensive blowers, it ran great for 3 years and now it goes in the trash. Replaced fuel filter, plug, and air filter and still will not run effectively. Dealer says it's not worth fixing. Will buy a cheaper one to throw away in 3 years.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adding to the chorus of good reviews I've owned several Stihl products over decades and am not disappointed with the BG86 blower.I like the straight blower tube better than the curved one on my previous blower, which allows the air to "dig in" and dislodge leaves and grass much better. Combined with the increased power, the BG86 is on the order of twice as effective.I also like the throttle position lever in particular. It is nice to lock it full on, or in some circumstances at 25% throttle where a subtle breeze works better.I also agree with some reviews I've seen that on initial start up is acts "cold blooded", then revs to a higher level after a minute or so. I've tried playing with the carb settings, but no luck. It just needs to warm up a bit to reach maximum power. Not a big deal at all, just a curiosity.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower!! Bought a BG86 from the guys at James River Equipment in Chester. Fueled it up with the Stihl premix - purchased with the blower to extend the warranty. Followed the instructions, a couple of pulls and it started, as per the instructions! Blows really strong and cleaned my yard up in less than half the time it took my old blower! Pretty quiet for a two stroke motor and fuel efficient. You can notice the quality of the build compared to other cheaper blowers. I now look forward to mowing, grass trimming and cleaning up the mess with my Stihl blower! Happy days! Ps. The guys at James River Equipment are friendly and knowledgeable!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG86 Used year round in Florida I purchased the BG86 on my dealers recommendation. It's probably my most used tool for yard work needs and it's a solid performer. Starts every time and has enough power to get the job done (blowing grass clippings, leaves, mulch, etc...). I run all my machines on STIHL HP Ultra mix and 100LL Aviation Fuel. Its ethanol free and the machines seem to run with a bit more authority on it. I don't seem to have the power issues some say in the reviews and mine starts right up every time.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BG 86 Woefully Under Powered I purchased a BG 86 1 week ago to replace my 10 year old BG 85 simply because I did not want to bother replacing the carb again due to impending hernia surgery. I also purchased a gallon of Stihl Motomix to use at least for product break-in. My impression of this advertised " most powerful hand held blower" is extremely disappointing as it does not even come close to the power and torque of my BG 85. Starts fine but when you go to apply full throttle is it sluggish to achieve full power and then once there under delivers the volume of air and force that I am accustomed to. The blower has less than 30 minutes of use and if I could return it I would. I also purchased at the same time a FS 56 trimmer for the same reason stated above and it performs as expected.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use easy to use,lightweight,highly recommend to friends and family.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start, and works great! This thing works great, usually starts on the first pull!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool After 8 years my old Stihl died, loved it so much I bought another!!
Date published: 2017-05-23
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