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BG 86 C-E

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BG 86 C-E
BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stihl products are generally very high quality I am a stihl fan. However, I purchased the BG C+E with Easy Pull Technology in the fall of 2016. I have had the unit back to the dealer 3 times due to issues with the pull not recoiling. Needless to say, pretty disappointed with this purchase. I may ditch the thing and get a BG 86 without the easy Pull.. Also, I ve had a BG 85 for over 10 years and it has been a workhorse.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK BLOWER BUT NOT FOR THE COST! BLOWER WAS ALWAYS HARD TO WARM UP AS IS A STIHL CHARACTERISTIC, and once it warms up, dont kill it or it will not restart..once warmed up, is where is shines-plenty of power!aftera little lesss than a year- pull cord would not recoil, repaired several times, then gasoline was pouring from exhaust, then would not start at all after that repair- has been at dealer for 8 months now, Be willing to just move on once any problem starts- sad for a VERY HIGH PRICED blower but it is what it is...I GUESS
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Bought It! My Ryobi back back bit the dust after 1 season. I had spent a couple of hundred dollars on it from a box store and it worked great for a time, but just stopped.I have purchased a Stihl weed eater and chainsaw and they have been awesome, so of course I started researching the blowers when I needed to replace the Ryobi and this one hit all the marks.I bought it at my local Ace Hardware in Nahunta GA (amazing staff there!) They tested it before it left the store and I brought it straight home and put it to work. I have no regrets... it moved heavy piles of leaves and pine straw with ease! Started and stopped it several times, and just like my other Stihl products, it starts easy and runs like a dream. Get this blower. I am glad that I did!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great step-up blower The BG86C costs a little more than some similar appearing Stihl models, but well worth it for stronger blowing power and easy starting...but definitely follow all the manufacturer's instructions to assure best performance. I suggest Stihl engineers should redesign the method of how the blower tube sections twist together. They're darn difficult to un-twist if you want to shorten the blower discharge for tight spaces. All-in-all, fine machine.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great all around value After several lesser brands gave up, I went for the best out there and this is it! Great power and starts reliably with little fuss / effort. I process several acres of leaf litter of many different species, so the blower / vac made sense to me. This unit has plenty of power and is comfortable for all day use. The last "homeowner" bargain brand blew the motor the second day of use, this puppy only stopped for gas over the next two days.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and does a nice job on the leaves Nice machine with plenty of power but it takes forever to warm up so that you can achieve full power. Acts like it wants to stall when pulling the throttle trigger, almost like its flooding out. Took it back to the dealer and they told me it has to get broken in more. I've been through 1 gallon of gas in it and am wondering how much longer it is going to take to "break in"? I've never had any equipment act like this just because it's new. I'm having a hard time believing what I was told. Other than that it seems to be a good machine.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from overall quality is A-1 This blower is quiet, easy to start, dependable, and has plenty of power for clearing a large yard and driveway. I would recommend it to future buyers.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy2Start is good stuff! This machine has the best starting system for a small gas engine without an electric starter. Just flat works. Machine blows soggy leaves in the rain. That is how much blow it has but I have yet to use the suction and macerating ability of the machine to bag and pick up the leaves.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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