Characteristics Of The Stihl BGA 85

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.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 391
MPH Up to 104
Blowing Force 10 N

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 6 Ah
Voltage 36 V
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 24 mins
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Battery Included 1
Weight 7 lbs
Noise Rating 64 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Overview of the Stihl BGA 85

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 85 is an electric leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 391 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 104 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The BGA 85 is a battery-operated unit, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in during use. Users will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: With its 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery, the Stihl BGA 85 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 24 minutes.
  • 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 7 lbs — the Stihl BGA 85 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric handheld leaf blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BGA 85 offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 64 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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 electric handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Worx WG518 with 250 MPH).
  • Regarding its power, the airflow of the Stihl BGA 85 can reach 391 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other electric handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Toro PowerJet™ F700 51624 with 725 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 leaf blowers (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ 580 CFM LB5804 with up to 180 minutes of runtime).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Stihl BGA 85 doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other leaf blowers of its class.
  • AVERAGE SPECS:
    • Acceptable Noise (64 dB)
    • Decent Weight (7 lbs)
    • Decent CFM (391 CFM)
    WEAKNESSES:
    • 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445
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