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Stihl BG 85 D Blower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jud149, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I'm looking to purchase a yery powerful hand-held blower and am wondering how you guys would rank the above Stihl model.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,456

    We got one of those last year and like it a lot. Prior to this purchase we alway used Echo but this unit has significantly more blowing force.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I have had a BG85 for two seasons. It replaced a BG65, and provides more blowing force (speed ...? volume ...?). Before the BG65, I had a Shin E240(?). The 65 had more power than the Shin, and the 85 is even another step upward.

    The BG85 starts and runs fine. I have had zero problems. I work solo, so don't use it as much as others might (about 1,100 lawns per season, and heavy leaf cleanup in the Fall).

    I am pleased and would recommend it as a hand blower to anybody.
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Its lightweight.
  6. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Thanks, gentlemen!

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