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Stihl BGA 85 Spec Sheet

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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Stihl BGA 85 391 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 85 391 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 85 391 CFM Cordless Blower
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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 7 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 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. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 85

The Stihl BGA 85 in use

The Stihl BGA 85

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 85 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 391 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 104 MPH.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: Its 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (1 battery included) means that a user can operate the BGA 85 for an estimated 24 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. At 7 lbs, the Stihl BGA 85 is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the BGA 85 features variable speed settings for added control.
  • 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 (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • The BGA 85 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 391 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 24 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the BGA 85 is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 with up to 96 minutes of runtime).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 85 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (7 lbs)
  • 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 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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