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
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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 143.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, light, effective, recommended. Follow Stihl's rules for fuel, starting, maintenance and operation and you'll be (ahem) blown-away. Does exactly what is says on the can. Pricey, but you (should) only (have to) buy once.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low on power Bought the BG86 to replace another brand I bought last year. Been a Stihl guy for years but this blower doesn't start or run anywhere close to my other Stihl products. It just doesn't seem to have the power it's supposed to have. The air flow seems to be less than my cheaper e**o . I tried to adjust carb. Per manual but the the limiter caps keep you from getting a good tune. In the shop it goes, I guess I'll continue to use the other brand and hope this gets adjusted right. P.S. My buddy has one of these and it's great, maybe I just got a Friday model. 5 to 6 pumps on the primer and 5 to 6 pulls to get it started and runs rough after that. These units should be ready for use when you buy them, not after you take them back.
Date published: 2017-10-08
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
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