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Stihl BG 86 C-E vs BG 86 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BG 86 and the Stihl BG 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:

Stihl BG 86Stihl BG 86 C-E
Stihl BG 86Stihl BG 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Easy2Start technology
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • Manufactured by Stihl, both the BG 86 and the BG 86 C-E should uphold similar standards of quality and attention to detail. However, the Stihl BG 86 C-E features the Easy2Start technology.
  • As handheld blowers, both products grant you superior maneuverability wherever you need to work.
  • Both products, gas blowers, offer a swift refill system, saving you time on refueling and allowing you to efficiently manage large outdoor spaces.

CFM & MPH

  • The two blowers have an identical CFM of 444. By providing you with the same volumes of air, both units should allow, on a hard surface, to move the same amount of dry leaves per minute.
  • Both products boast an MPH of 190, ensuring equal efficiency whether you're clearing leaves on grass or lifting heavier debris like wet leaves or acorns.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Stihl BG 86 C-E, at 9.9 lbs, slightly exceeds that of the 9.7 lbs Stihl BG 86, which means you may experience slightly less fatigue and find it easier to maneuver during prolonged use.
  • At 70 dB, both devices are equally neighbor-friendly, ensuring that neither would cause undue disturbance, and equally gentle on your ears during operation.

Engine specs comparison

  • Both devices feature a fuel tank size of 14.9 fl.oz. Consequently, you can expect similar refueling intervals for both.
  • These two products share an engine displacement of 27.2cc, suggesting they might consume comparable amounts of fuel per stroke, potentially resulting in similar performance outputs.
  • These leaf blowers are both powered by 2-cycle engines, requiring an oil/fuel mix to function.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

With the capability to function as leaf vacuums, both products provide users with an efficient and tidy solution for managing leaf piles. This dual-purpose design empowers users to switch between blowing and vacuuming modes with ease, simplifying their gardening endeavors.

TL;DR

Stihl BG 86Stihl BG 86 C-E
Stihl BG 86Stihl BG 86 C-E
  • Lighter
  • Easy2Start technology
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