BG 86 C-E


BG 86 C-E

Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

Packed with power and run by a fuel efficient low emissions engine, the new top-of-the-line BG 86 C-E handheld debris and leaf blower has comfort features professionals will appreciate. Not only is this blower easy to start-thanks to the STIHL Easy2Start™ system it's also fitted with our four-spring anti-vibration system and soft grip handles to help reduce operator fatigue.
Print Spec Sheets
BG 86 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.5 kg (9.9 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 (359 cfm)
Round: 780 m3/h (459 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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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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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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    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

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BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent very impressed with the power and easy start love the trigger speed control it takes a min to warm up but its worth it .
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great options Love the leaf blower, has tons of power sometimes too much power. I love it for blowing out leaves in flower beds. My husband loves it for any use he can find to use it. We will be buying the gutter cleaning attachment and the vac bag and mulcher soon. Looking forwarded the additions.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I own the Stihl BG 86 C-E blower and use it extensively for my lawn and landscape business. Once you pick up and use this blower you soon realize how much more comfortable the rubber grips are as well as how much easier the unit is to operate as a whole. In addition, the power of this machine is more than enough to blow anything from lawn clippings to leaf piles around to wherever you want. A nice feature of this machine is the easy pull start as well as the anti-vibration system built into this machine. Both of these features put this machine that much more above the competition and for that reason I highly recommend this blower.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic blower Light weight, easy to start. Very good for basic home use. I use it to move pine cones, leaves general debris off my terraces and out of my sculpture garden.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is strong and dependable. I bought this blower to replace an electric one I had and couldn't be happier. The Stihl has so much more power and starts up easy every time.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and easy to start I think it is a good blower but I bought it because I thought it was the most powerful hand held blower they make. I have an old BG 65 C and it is more powerful??
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy runs great You get what you pay for I have learned the hard way don't buy at the big box stores spend a little more now not a lot later cant say enough about this blower its my favorite yard tool in my arsenal
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is a beast. I finally took the plunge and purchased a quality blower. No regrets. It is powerful, lightweight and vibration free. I have used it in situations that would have left my old blower gasping for breath. It has met my expectations and then some. The only hit I would give it is it takes a little bit to warm up and get to full power. Once it does....look out.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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