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Stihl BGA 86 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BGA 86 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 459 CFM at 154 MPH. It is powered by a 6.3 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BGA 86 459 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 86 459 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 86 459 CFM Cordless Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 459
MPH Up to 154
Blowing Force 15 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 21 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight 6.2 lbs
Noise rating 58 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The BGA 86 battery-powered handheld blower gives end-users the power they need to take on tough blowing tasks. A brushless motor allows for quiet operation and an excellent power-to-weight ratio. Its well-balanced design and optimized controls make it easy to use for right-and left-handed users. The BGA 86 is also rain resistant making it a great option for pros as well as homeowners. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 86

The Stihl BGA 86 in use

The Stihl BGA 86

  • Power: The BGA 86 is a cordless blower made by Stihl. It has a maximum air speed of 154 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 459 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: Stihl designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The BGA 86 doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: Its 6.3 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (battery not included) enables the blower to run for up to 21 minutes without needing to a recharge.
  • 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 6.2 lbs, the Stihl BGA 86 is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its variable speed settings, the Stihl BGA 86 allows precise control of the air output.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 58 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGA 86's performance versus other blowers

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

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 154 MPH, which is rather impressive for battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the Stihl BGA 86 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 459 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful of cordless handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • Users can expect an autonomy of 21 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 86 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 with up to 96 minutes of runtime).
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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Brushless motor
  • High CFM (459 CFM)
  • High MPH (154 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (6.2 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (58 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No cruise control
  • Low autonomy (21 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 86 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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