BG 86 C-E - $269.95 DSRP


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BG 86 C-E

DSRP: $269.95

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Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

Packed with power and run by a fuel efficient low emissions engine, the new top-of-the-line BG 86 C-E handheld debris and leaf blower has comfort features professionals will appreciate. Not only is this blower easy to start-thanks to the STIHL Easy2Start™ system it's also fitted with our four-spring anti-vibration system and soft grip handles to help reduce operator fatigue.
Print Spec Sheets
BG 86 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 440 cc (14.9 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE* 15 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** Flat: 74 m/sec. (166 mph)
Round: 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** Flat: 85 m/sec. (190 mph)
Round: 69 m/sec. (154 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** Flat: 620 m3/h (365 cfm)
Round: 755 m3/h (444 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
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    HD2 Air Filter
    The new HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. Great power It was what I need to replace an old off brand machine. I look forward to the years of reliability
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Product all Around Use it several times. Could have had a little bit more power.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, well-balanced, easy-to-start blower/vac with minimal drawbacks. I found, as stated in other reviews, that it must run a few moments to warm-up to full power, which is not a big deal. Power seems very adequate, well-balanced, and runs smooth. Once warmed up, the Easy2Start feature makes restarting easy and consistently effortless. The main downside for me is always having to use a tool (screwdriver tip) to unlock the blower tube when changing over to a vac or switching to the gutter attachment; this process could have been made much easier and tool-free. If you never change tubes or attachments, then no problem! I have found STIHL products to be reliable and high quality.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase! Bought it to blow leaves on 2 acres of trees. It saves time and back from raking. Cranks well as long as it’s primed. I really like the throttle control that holds it at full throttle.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great blower but had trouble starting I am a very loyal Stihl customer and have had blowers, weed trimmers, and edgers in the past. Love your products and I am loyal. I went to Rural King and looked at options. I went with the highest priced hand held. I bought it because it had the Easy Start option, which was important for my Wife using it. Got it home and had some challenges right off the bat and my Wife could not start. They said short pulls would start it , like my weed trimmer, but I pulled multiple times with finally started on the 6-7th pull. If I had to do again, I would have bought the cheaper model. I do not want to stop using your products. Maybe if I could exchange for another same one?? I also bought the gutter attachment to blow leaves. Thx Jeff from Greenwood, IN
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower This is a great handheld blower. My wife usually hates trying to start anything with a pull start engine. She has no problem with this model due to the easy starting technology. She can fire it right up and she loves using it. The quality is top notch and i really feel this blower will last many years. Very powerful air volume comes out of this model. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Waiting to see how long it lasts, not starting out very well. Purchased on Tuesday, broke on Wednesday, in the shop on Thursday, out of the shop 11 days later. Not a very good start.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! Really easy to start, I haven't had a single issue with it. Much quieter and more powerful than I expected.
Date published: 2017-10-11
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