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BGA 85

BGA 85
The battery-powered handheld blower that combines high performance with low weight. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Product Description

"With this product there are no more cords to get out and I don't have to mix fuel or worry about getting the blower started after infrequent use. My wife loves it!"
Hamilton, Ohio

No gas. No cord. No emissions and almost no weight. The STIHL BGA 85 handheld blower features a powerful 36-volt, lithium-ion battery for excellent blowing power that is quiet, clean, and best of all, cordless. This lightweight blower is extremely compact, weighing a mere 7 lbs. without battery, yet it delivers over 100 mph of air to move stubborn yard debris. And don’t expect any gradual power drops – this blower will run at full speed until it’s time to recharge. An ideal blower for use around the home. And the BGA 85 blower is part of the STIHL battery-powered line. The battery can be used interchangeably among a family of other STIHL lithium-ion products – including chainsaws, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers, pole pruners, lawn mower, and cut-off machine.

Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.
Run time on a single battery charge can vary and depends on the battery type, charge level, tool model, operating conditions, and the user's operating style.

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Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Control Lever
    With the control lever, the engine speed can be continuously adjusted to regulate airflow. When the lever is released, the engine stops.
  • Multi-Function Handle
    With the multi-function handle, all of the blower’s controls can be adjusted with one hand, allowing simple and reliable operation for both right and left-handed users. In addition, the handle’s control lever allows the user to easily adjust the engine speed.
  • Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that prevents the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.
  • Two-Stage Axial Fan
    The two-stage axial blower operates like a fan to maximize the volume of high-speed air, delivering excellent blowing performance.
  • STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.


w/o Battery 3.2 kg (7.0 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.9 kg (8.8 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
10 Newtons
665 m3/h (391 cfm)
47 m/sec. (104 mph)
64 dB(A)
RUN TIME (w/ AR 900)
Up to 90 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 24 minutes
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **As per ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016. Battery and charger must be purchased separately.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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.


BGA 85 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! Surprising power. Battery lasts and charges quickly. Love it for our needs.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great blowing power I really love this blower, its light weight and still has great power.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Quiet works great This thing is pricey, but quiet no gas to deal with. Battery time is a bout one hour. only take 30 min to charge up. For big yard get two batteries that way is easy to do a battery swap and no down time.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The future of power tools Amazing product. Powerful, yet quite and light. My wife loves to use it and I don't miss the cold starts or pulling a string until my shoulder hurts. Battery life is more than enough for small to mid size jobs. You might want a back up battery for big jobs.We got the weed eater too and can use the batteries interchangeably. Couldn't be happier. Will definitely buy more battery power tools from Stihl!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The blower works great Excellent power a bit heavy with large battery but escapable. Easy to use.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Almost! A great looking machine, not too loud, almost powerful enough to do the big jobs but even on a full charge the battery only lasted about 15 minutes tops. Sorry but I had to return it. I only had it for one day. Well me though!
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good blower for 8 minutes Battery only runs for 8 minutes. OK for small jobs.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Battery life Has lots of power thaat just doesn't last long enough. 10 minute battery life on a full charge. Not enough.
Date published: 2017-11-14
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