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Our most powerful gasoline-powered handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
BG 86 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 159.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacks power of smaller models I bought this blower just a few weeks ago. I went with this model over the 56 due to it having the Locking trigger mechanism. Had recently borrowed my brother's 56 and really liked the power it had. I assumed that the 86 would it be just as powerful but once I got in home and started using it I was very disappointed with its performance. If I had it to do again I would go back to the 56 and save the extra money.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Ghost compared to the former BG-85 I had a BG-85 for many years. It always took a beating and came back for more. It had the velocity to do the job handling wet leaves & layers of pine needles. After a decade of many hours, it was time to replace it.My neighbor bought a BG-86 about 5-yrs. ago. He had it a short time & then I never saw him using it. I asked him what happened to it & he said, "I took it back." He's reluctant to criticize, so I didn't press the issue.I bought a BG-86 replacement for my BG-85 last fall. When it came time for spring clean-up, I was really disappointed in it's performance. The velocity & power seemed anemic. I took it to my servicing dealer for a check-up & they said it was fine. I told them that it was remarkably less-powerful than the BG-85.The dealer contacted Stihl USA and was told they had heard similar complaints, but attributed them to the fact that the BG-86 was designed to be quieter leaving the impression of less power.What I noticed wasn't the change in was the change in "pitch" of the sound! This unit does not turn the "revs" of it's predecessor. Further, manual throttle response in the BG-86 is noticeably slower. What doesn't the inability to accomplish the task adequately handled by it's predecessor. I would not be so critical in my analysis, but this is Stihl's largest, hand-held professional blower. I hope that the neutering of this model was not the direct result of cities passing noise restrictions on these models. There is still a valid need for a heavy-duty, powerful, professional model for use in rural applications.I returned & replaced my BG-86 with a BR-600 backpack blower. It performs admirably, but please consider offering a POWERFUL hand-held model in your line for the pros. I am a very satisfied owner of other Stihl equipment!!!
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is dependable and powerful. I am really enjoying my Stihl BG 86 CE. It provides the blowing power I need to blow the hard- to- move Live Oak leaves in my backyard where I want and is lightweight and easy to handle. A quantum improvement over my previous gas blower!.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!!!! Great blower!! Starts easily and is very powerful for a handheld blower!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features My old blower SH55 (2007) died and this new one is great. Starts very easy and the new controls are a great improvement.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very easy to use and has lots of power. I would highly recommend this blower. Well built and does a great job. Good power and efficiency.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable blower Blower seemed very sluggish from the start. I did fine tune carburetor for better throttle response and top end power. That made a noticeable difference. Blower is very smooth, no vibration. Also it is very light. I do think this is a quality machine.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power for a hand held I have 3 of these, great product, only problem is the spark arrestor screen gets restricted after about a year
Date published: 2017-12-08
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