BGA 85

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The battery-powered handheld blower that combines high performance with low weight. 

Product Description

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.

Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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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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  • Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
  • Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

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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.


10 Newtons
665 m3/h (391 cfm)
56 m/sec (125 mph)
47 m/sec. (104 mph)
64 dB(A)
AP Series
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
w/ AP 300 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)
Up to 7 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 24 Minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AR 1000)
Up to 65 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 2000)
Up to 90 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 3000)
Up to 115 Minutes
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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 4.4 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used this BGA 85 for years. I've been using this for university specialized biology gardens and absolutely love it. My students also use it a lot. I have yet to have a battery go bad although the very oldest ones were not as powerful as the new 300. Lightweight, handy, no gas around for accidents to happen..
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from in the shop for the third time for the same issue. The blower is in the shop for the third time for the same basic issue. After several minutes of use, the blower speed slows way down. Was in the shop for this twice. The last time same issue and then stop working completely. Has been in the shop for several weeks, waiting on parts.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN BUT IT CANNOT.....This machine is good for blowing leaves and grass on a hard surface such as concrete/decking etc....It does a poor job when the leaves are on the grass or rocks or under bushes etc...Don't get me wrong it will move the leaves but not all of them ...which is pretty much useless. I have to take out my corded trimmer out to finish up the job. How sad....Then battery run time is terrible ~ 15 mins at full power is probably all you will get out of this machineThe poor design of the air intake in the back will constantly suck in your long shirt or loose clothing..Finally it is heavy ...Lowered my review to one star because they rejected my first review.....
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great easy to use. I like it because I don’t have to plug it in. I love the battery you just charge it and use it.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best No more mixing gas and oil, more convenient by far!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BGA Blower I purchased this to replace my gas powered blower which isn't used much in the winter season and I have the usual problems getting it started for the first time in spring. This time the pull rope broke. Other times it's the hoses or carburetor.My new BGA85 works like a champ. Just pick it up and get to work. I don't use ear plugs but you can if you feel the need. It is as heavy as the gas blower but well balance with the battery installed. Not a problem for me with bad wrists.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty of blowing power but heavy This has plenty of blowing power and I purchased it base on using the same battery as my string trimmer.But I would caution all it is extremely heavy and is a problem when I blow the lawn after mowing. I would suggest a model that is mounted on the back if you have a large lot like I do.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I don’t have much experience with blowers, but this one seems to be excellent. My yard will be much cleaner from now on, because this blower is actually fun to use.
Date published: 2019-01-03
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