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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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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 Stihl BGA 86 can force 459 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 154 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The BGA 86 is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design
  • 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: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. At 6.2 lbs, the Stihl BGA 86 is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BGA 86 to match.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 58 dB, the BGA 86 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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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.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 154 MPH. This puts the BGA 86 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BGA 86 can reach 459 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Snapper XD PowerGrip, with 700 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • 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. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 minutes of runtime.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Brushless motor
  • High MPH (154 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (6.2 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (58 dB)
  • Decent CFM (459 CFM)
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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