Originally Posted by joed
Do any of you have the STIHL SH85 or the vac attachment for the BG85. Is it of any use for light cleanup (e.g. leaves in flower beds, hedge clippings etc.) or is it a complete waste. Many of the Stihl dealers, here in Ontario, have a big sale on the BG85 and SH85 units. This leads me to think that they are trying to get rid of them and that perhaps, Stihl, is coming out with a 4 mix version of their handheld blower.
Can anyone compare the BG85 to the Echo version of it, the PB230LN?
It's virtually useless for cleanups. I have used mine to suck up some leaves, mainly out of window wells, and that's it. The other thing I'll use it for is after edging, to suck up the grass and dirt resulting from the edging. There just isn't much suction power.