Environmentally Responsible STIHL BGA 85 Blower Delivers Power and Zero Emissions

Commercial grade handheld blower boasts innovative STIHL Lithium-Ion battery technology
Release Date: 11/14/2011
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VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. STIHL has expanded its groundbreaking, STIHL Lithium-Ion battery-powered system to include handheld blowers with the new BGA 85. With the innovative lithium-ion battery technology, the BGA 85 provides another eco-conscious STIHL product to help reduce your overall impact on the environment.
 
The BGA 85 eliminates fuel costs and engine emissions, and it also runs quieter than its gasoline-powered equivalents, making it ideal for noise-sensitive areas. The handheld blower is great for homeowners and professionals alike, and with zero exhaust emissions, it is ideal for hospitals, greenhouses, greens roofs and urban environments.
 
As compared to its gasoline-powered equivalent, this commercial grade blower features reduced vibration for improved operator comfort and starts instantly by simply pulling the trigger. The powerful, 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion battery delivers excellent blowing performance at 102 mph at the nozzle, and the high-torque, electric motor results in longer motor life.
 
“The BGA 85 offers another way to reduce impact on the environment while providing the optimal performance for blowing tasks,” said Marv Mathwig, product manager for STIHL Inc. “This blower can be used everywhere from quick cleaning around the yard to noise-sensitive areas like hospitals and schools. This is a welcome addition to any professional application. ”
 
The STIHL BGA 85 is part of a full line of lithium-ion products from STIHL . The line includes the HSA 65 hedge trimmer, the FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers and the MSA 160 C-BQ chain saw.
(STIHL BGA 85 is available fall 2011.)
 
For more information on all of STIHL’s Lithium-Ion products, visit http://www.stihlusa.com/Li-Ion .
 
STIHL has partnered with the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), and batteries can be returned for recycling at participating STIHL servicing dealers: www.call2recycle.org.
     

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at www.stihlusa.com.
 
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2011 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
 
STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand , the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) , International Society of Arboriculture (ISA ), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) , National FFA , Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) , the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) , and the National Association of State Park Directors .

BGA 85 Specifications - Mid-Range Use
AIR VELOCITY 46 m/sec. (102 mph)
AIR VOLUME 650 m3/h (385 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING 64 dB(A)
Measured per ANSI B 175.2
WEIGHT w/o BATTERY 3.2 kg (7.0 lbs.)
WEIGHT (w/ AP 180) 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 180) Up to 23 minutes
Battery and charger must be purchased separately.