BG 86

Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $239.95

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.)
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)
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
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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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 104reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolute workhorse After some minor carburetor issues, this blower has proven to be fantastic. On my 2.5 acre wooded lot with maples and oaks this blower moves leaves! October 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not the power I expected I replaced a 12 year old BG 85 (great blower) for a new BG 86. I'm very disappointed in the power and performance of this under powered blower. Unfortunately the CARB regs have limited the performance of a good engine. This blower takes about 4 minuets to warm up and perform right. You have to feather the throttle to reach high RPM or the unit bogs down. I have experienced at least a 20% loss in performance from my previous BG 85. In my opinion if you own a pre-CARB unit, keep fixing and servicing it because the new models are disappointingly powerless. October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A high quality, well built product that lasts years is a better value than several two year machines. I have a BG 86 C blower that starts on the first pull all the time and has the features and power that I want for the many jobs it does for me. The controls are right where they should be and the maintenance is easy and understandable. I plan to buy more Stihl products in the future. October 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by On my second one. I liked the first one so much that I purchased another one to work more efficiently. Handles most everything I need it to do and at all angles. I'll work this machine for hours at a time and never fell sore or wore out from doing so. September 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by seams to be the best of the hand held blowers The Stihl BG 86 is a little hard to start compared to my 10 year old BR 600 the 86 takes at least 4 to 5 pulls to start no matter what method I use, my old 600 starts most times on the first pull but sometimes on the second. I am using the recommended Stihl oil when mixed with 93 octane gas is a lite gray color. The problem is the gas tank on the 86 is opague and you can not see the fuel level, someone should have noticed this when designing this product. The only way to see the fuel level is to remove the gas cap, or possibly use a different oil that has a darker or brighter color. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Has excellent blowing power! I have been in the tree maintenance business since 1994. I was using Echo until this latest purchase. Saw the BG 86 as a replacement for the tired Echo. Now it is Stihl I depend on for every job. I have used Stihl chain saws , since the 80s! September 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very Durable Owned 3yrs. with heavy use. Reliable and durable. almost too bulky for one handed use. Would not consider as good a value at its current price point. September 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent blower It is so quiet I thought it was underpowered until I put it to action. This thing can sure move some debris!Love it. I just keep adding to my STIHL collection and am never disappointed.MADE IN THE USA!!!! August 23, 2016
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