BG 86 - $249.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price BG 86 DSRP:  $249.95

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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.

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BG 86 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starts easily and quality parts Power is decent and starts easily. Only a few months old and will leave another review after a year or two.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is underpowered compared to older models I had a BG56 blower that did a fantastic job, I gave it to my grandsons for their mowing operation. I thought I would buy a bigger more powerful blower since I have a lot of leaves in the fall to clean up. This BG86 is a sick under powered blower that does not even preform as good as the smaller BG56. Personally I am sadly disappointed with this product as far as power is concerned.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is great gets the job done I love the power help me get the job done faster easy to use and powerful
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 86 As with all Stihl professional grade products, this particular blower is one I would recommend. I have been well pleased with it and have no regrets on the purchase. It is lightweight but very well built. Starts every time and does what it was meant for. I actually had a smile on my face when I used it for the very first time.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best handheld on the market I have a unique job that allows me to use many consumer grade handheld leaf blowers, and when it came time for me to purchase my own, I chose a Stihl. I LOVED my BG55, and was very happy with it for many years until it was stolen from my garage. I decided to replace it with the new BG86, and I don't even miss my 55. Stihl's new antivibration system is amazing, and the new blower design eliminates the slight centrifugal drift the Stihl blowers had just a few years ago. If you're in the market for a new handheld that really blows, look no further than Stihl.
Date published: 2017-04-24
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
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