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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:

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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BG 86 and the BG 86 C-E are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. However, the Stihl BG 86 C-E features the Easy2Start technology.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore will 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 two blowers have an identical CFM of 444. This means that you will enjoy the same volumes of air with both.
  • These two products have an identical MPH of 190, providing you with the same air speeds and in turn blowing efficacy.
  • Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Stihl BG 86 C-E, which is 9.9 lbs, slightly exceeds the 9.7 lbs of the Stihl BG 86, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • Both devices have a noise rating of 70 dB. They should therefore be equally demanding on the ears.
  • Engine specs comparison

  • Both devices have an identical fuel tank size of 14.9 fl.oz. They will therefore require you to refill them at roughly same rates.
  • These two products have an identical engine displacement of 27.2 cc. Thus, they consume comparable amounts of fuel per stroke and will provide you with similar output.
  • 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

    Neither the Stihl BG 86 nor the Stihl BG 86 C-E has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

    TL;DR

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