BG 86 C-E

BG 86 C-E
Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
  • HD2 Air Filter
    The new HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
440 cc (14.9 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
15 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
Flat: 74 m/sec. (166 mph)
Round: 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
Flat: 85 m/sec. (190 mph)
Round: 69 m/sec. (154 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
Flat: 620 m3/h (359 cfm)
Round: 780 m3/h (459 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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.

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Reviews

BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 103.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vac & blower I primarily use the vacuum-mulching function, and I am very satisfied with this unit. The vacuum is powerful, and the mulching works better than the old Craftsman unit that I replaced. This Stihl unit complements my chainsaw & weed trimmer...all work exceptionally well. BTW, always use 100% gas for the best results and worry free storage.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is worth every penny you spend! I have gone through a lot of blowers as a homeowner and finally decided to buy a Stihl. I was initially turned away by the price but now realize it's worth its weight in gold. The blower is incredibly easy to start even on cold days. There's no more "put the switch here, put the switch there" until it cranks. You pump the bulb a few times, have the switch in choke, pull to crank, squeeze the trigger and away you go! It's very user friendly. To me, it's lightweight as well. I wish it had a little more power, but again, it's really all I need as a homeowner. I'd recommend this blower to anyone.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shredder/vac great for picking up Doug fir tree cones I live in the Northwest where there are lots of evergreen trees, specifically Doug Fir. The trees are highly valued by me, but their downside is the amount of cones they drop every year (Fall/Winter). These cones are long, cylindrical and somewhat soft compared to true pine cones, which are more bulbous, larger and tough. Consequently, the fir cones tend to get embedded in the grass where a lawnmower doesn't pick up most of them, and raking is also difficult. Bottom line: The shredder/vac feature works GREAT for picking up Doug fir cones. However, (and speaking from experience) DO NOT use the shredder/vac for picking up tough PINE cones, as they are way too tough and will jam the machine and break off the plastic fan blades (fortunately, a replacement fan is inexpensive and a DIY-job).
Date published: 2017-02-17
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
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