BG 86 C-E - $279.95 DSRP


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BG 86 C-E

DSRP: $279.95

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 132.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is just great! Sweetest running little engine I have ever seen. I love it!Blower has plenty of power and moves my leaves as it should.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product for a reasonable price this is my second bg86 used almost every day all summer for years never lost power started right up only replaced starter cord
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a 17 year old Blower Love the easy start feature and the locking throttle. I was going in to buy the backpack model but it would have be overkill.So much easier to start and having a lot 240' x 180' plenty of leaves. A great windy day and blow towards road and they blow down street to corn field.Was excited to see they had a gutter attachment. No more ladders to climb.Plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I upgraded from a corded machine to this Gas Model. What a difference! Reliable starting, high performance, takes care of every task with ease.
Date published: 2017-11-21
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
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