BG 86


BG 86

Our most powerful gasoline-powered handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

Part of our 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 both powerful...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 4.3 out of 5 by 187.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Locked up after 4 years I loved my BG 86 till I didn't. Motor locked up after 4 years with a maximum 20 hrs of use a year. I know what your thinking. However, I am meticulous with the gas and oil mixture and only use STIHL 2 CYCLE OIL. The blower started well and did the job until it died.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good blower Stihl brand is all Ill ever buy but the 86 is a little cheap made for the price. Also not much more power from the 50 and it's twice the money. Overall starts easy, takes a while to warm up, and does the job.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 56 C Easy start doesn't make a lot of noise and light weight
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl makes excellent products. The BG86 blower is outstanding in terms of reliability, functionality and durability. I couldn't except more.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Stihl - I'm happy! This BG86 blower has met my expectations! From leaves, grass clippings, gutters and garage floors (opens to a dirt alley), this tool has been up to the task. I had read a reviewer's opinion that the blower is under powered - I disagree! Love the dampening and light weight. My last blower lasted over 20 years, now that I've invested in a Stihl, I'm looking forward to the next 20!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starts on the third pull every time for the past 7 years. This is a great blower but from its first start 7 years ago it always requires 3 pulls. I have taken it to the dealer a couple of times and tried replacing the typical components like spark plug, air filter, even tried premium fuel but to no evail. It has however started every time for the past 7 years without fail. All of my other Stihl tools like my Kombi and my chain saw start almost always on the first pull. So I love its reliability, but I am annoyed with the required 3 pulls.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome blower This blower does the job! Starts so easy with the ez-start. I have 2 hickory nut trees and no other blower would blow the hickory nuts on my property. I also have 1 1/4 acres and a lot of trees. Clears my property in no time. Spring clean up was a breeze. Thank you Stihl for making such a high quality product. This is my first Stihl product and I will definitely consider their other products when the time comes.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as powerfull as the BG56 I bought the BG86 to add to my line up of blowers( BG56 & BR600). I am highly disappointed in the power output of the BG86. My older BG56 blows faster and moves a larger volume of debris easier than my new BG86. I am considering returning it and buying something else. I have always been a fan of Stihl and it shows when you walk into my garage but, Stihl really messed up on the BG86.
Date published: 2018-06-19
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