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Stihl BGA 85 Spec Review (Discontinued)

The Stihl BGA 85 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 391 CFM at 104 MPH. It features a 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
It was replaced by the Stihl BGA 86. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 391
MPH Up to 104
Blowing Force 10 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 24 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)10.9 lbs
Weight (tool only)7.1 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

No gas. No cord. No emissions and almost no weight. The STIHL BGA 85 handheld blower features a powerful 36-volt, lithium-ion battery for excellent blowing power that is quiet, clean, and best of all, cordless. This lightweight blower is extremely compact, weighing a mere 7 lbs. without battery, yet it delivers over 100 mph of air to move stubborn yard debris. And don’t expect any gradual power drops – this blower will run at full speed until it’s time to recharge. An ideal blower for use around the home.

Overview of the Stihl BGA 85

The Stihl BGA 85 in use

The Stihl BGA 85

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 85 can force 391 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 104 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Stihl designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The BGA 85 doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: Its 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (1 AP 300 battery included) means that a user can operate the BGA 85 for an estimated 24 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its variable speed settings, the Stihl BGA 85 allows precise control of the air output.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 64 dB, the BGA 85 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Stihl BGA 85's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 85 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 104 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BGA 85 can reach 391 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 24 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 85 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Toro 51822 which offers up to 140 minutes of runtime.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
  • Decent CFM (391 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (104 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (24 mins)

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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 BGA 85 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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