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BG 86 C-E

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

Product Description

"Excellent Product All Around - Powerful, Easy to Start and Maintain, Well Engineered, Relatively Quite and the Vibration Dampening Feature is a Real Hand Saver."
-Freddie
Westlake, OH
Ultimate power meets ultimate simplicity. The STIHL BG 86 C-E is the best of both worlds, offering the same no-compromise power and comfort found in the BG 86, but with our Easy2Start™ technology. Now, starting the engine is fast and easy for just about anyone – just a long slow pull of the start cord instead of a hard jerk. To make it even easier, this blower has the simplified starting system that incorporates a specialized stop switch that automatically returns to the start position, as well as a semi-automatic choke lever that helps prevent accidental flooding. And just like the BG 86, this blower comes with both flat and round nozzles for better versatility on the job.

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 (365 cfm)
Round: 755 m3/h (444 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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 133.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stilt BG 86C This is the second one I've bought n I'm regretting it ! I have the same problem with both of them if they sit for a minute or two neither one would restart I gave the first one to a friend n bought this new one hoping I wouldn't have this problem but was wrong. Now the second problem I'm having is the recoil start, its been repaired just a little over a year under warranty n now that's its off warranty the same problem happened again ! The spring twist out of shape n the pull rope gets squeezed n it won't start I've had this repaired once n its happened again I fixed the spring n it worked for two pulls. Now I went n bought a new spring n it worked once then the spring twisted so back to the repair shop for the same problem n all stihl had to say was they've have thousands out there with no problem but I'm not concerned about the others I'm talking about mine so yes I'm done with stilt products I'll go buy some think else !
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is just great! Sweetest running little engine I have ever seen. I love it!Blower has plenty of power and moves my leaves as it should.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product for a reasonable price this is my second bg86 used almost every day all summer for years never lost power started right up only replaced starter cord
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a 17 year old Blower Love the easy start feature and the locking throttle. I was going in to buy the backpack model but it would have be overkill.So much easier to start and having a lot 240' x 180' plenty of leaves. A great windy day and blow towards road and they blow down street to corn field.Was excited to see they had a gutter attachment. No more ladders to climb.Plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I upgraded from a corded machine to this Gas Model. What a difference! Reliable starting, high performance, takes care of every task with ease.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. Great power It was what I need to replace an old off brand machine. I look forward to the years of reliability
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Product all Around Use it several times. Could have had a little bit more power.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, well-balanced, easy-to-start blower/vac with minimal drawbacks. I found, as stated in other reviews, that it must run a few moments to warm-up to full power, which is not a big deal. Power seems very adequate, well-balanced, and runs smooth. Once warmed up, the Easy2Start feature makes restarting easy and consistently effortless. The main downside for me is always having to use a tool (screwdriver tip) to unlock the blower tube when changing over to a vac or switching to the gutter attachment; this process could have been made much easier and tool-free. If you never change tubes or attachments, then no problem! I have found STIHL products to be reliable and high quality.
Date published: 2017-11-08
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