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Stihl SH 86 C-E vs Husqvarna 125BVX - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Husqvarna 125BVX and the Stihl SH 86 C-E.

But before checking out these explanations, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 leaf blowers:

Husqvarna 125BVXStihl SH 86 C-E
Husqvarna 125BVXStihl SH 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher cc
  • Higher CFM
  • Less noisy

Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the Stihl SH 86 C-E and the Husqvarna 125BVX do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary. In this case, the Stihl SH 86 C-E benefits from the Easy2Start technology.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore provide you with superior mobility.
  • Both products are gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl SH 86 C-E with the CFM of 444 slightly exceeds the 425 CFM of the Husqvarna 125BVX. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former blows leaves slightly more efficiently.
  • These two products have an identical MPH of 170, providing you with the same air speeds and in turn blowing efficacy.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The heavier Stihl SH 86 C-E, standing at 12.3 lbs, dwarfs the 9.6 lbs of the Husqvarna 125BVX, and may cause you more trouble physically when operating.
  • The Husqvarna 125BVX produces 94 dB, which significantly outmatches the 70 dB of the Stihl SH 86 C-E, and thus will be a lot louder than the latter.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Husqvarna 125BVX's fuel tank has a volume of 16.91 fl.oz., exceeding the 14.9 fl.oz. of the Stihl SH 86 C-E. Therefore, you may store more fuel in the device and theoretically operate it longer, if their engines are equally demanding.
  • In comparison, the Stihl SH 86 C-E's engine displacement of 27.2 cc is slightly outperformed by the 28 cc of the Husqvarna 125BVX. This suggests that the latter consumes slightly larger amounts of fuel per stroke and will provide you with slightly more power.
  • Each of these leaf blowers features a 2-cycle engine. Thus, they both require you to have an oil/fuel mix to operate.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Both products can be used as leaf vacuums – A convenient and less messy method of leaf disposal, which you will appreciate when dealing with piles of leaves. Additionally, both the 125BVX and the SH 86 C-E offer a mulching feature, performing respectively at mulching ratios of 16:1 and 14:1, which will allow you to conveniently turn vacuumed leaves into mulch or compost.

TL;DR

Husqvarna 125BVXStihl SH 86 C-E
Husqvarna 125BVXStihl SH 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher cc
  • Higher CFM
  • Less noisy
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