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Stihl BG 86 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BG 86 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 444 CFM at 190 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 444
MPH Up to 190
Blowing Force 15 N

Engine

Make 2-MIX
Engine Displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 14.9 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 9.7 lbs
Noise Rating 70 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

For the toughest landscaping challenges, professionals turn to our most powerful gasoline-powered handheld blower, the STIHL BG 86. It features a fuel-efficient, low-emission gasoline-powered engine, and includes both flat and round nozzle attachments for better job versatility. The blower is also one of our most comfortable to use, with a four-spring anti-vibration system, a soft-grip handle and our ElastoStart™ shock-absorbing starter. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BG 86

  • Power: The BG 86 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a max air volume of 444 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 190 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. All told, it weighs 9.7 lbs — the Stihl BG 86 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: Its 2-MIX engine boasts a displacement of 27.2 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the BG 86 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its variable speed settings, the Stihl BG 86 allows precise control of the air output.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 70 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 14.9 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity.

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The Stihl BG 86's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 86 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 190 MPH. This puts the BG 86 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 444 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the BG 86 is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • High MPH (190 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (14.9 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (70 dB)
  • Decent Weight (9.7 lbs)
  • Decent CFM (444 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Stihl BG 86 doesn't have any notably low specs.
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    Where to buy the Stihl BG 86?

    According to Stihl's Internet Sales Policy and to the reasons mentioned in their blog, it is not possible or recommended to buy a NEW Stihl product online in the USA. The only way to buy the Stihl BG 86 online is to get it second hand or refurbished on eBay.

    About Stihl

    Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

    Warranty Information

    The Stihl BG 86 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
    For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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