SH 86 C-E - $299.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price SH 86 C-E DSRP:  $299.95

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A professional-grade shredder vac/blower with top-of-the-line power.

Powered by a low emissions engine, the new SH 86 C-E professional shredder vac/blower has increased vacuum power and shredding performance that will blow you away. Fuel efficient and operator-friendly, this shredder vac easily converts into a handheld blower. Equipped with features like a special shredder blade on the fan wheel that reduces yard waste, along with the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, soft...Read More
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SH 86 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 440 cc (14.9 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE* 15 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 76 m/sec. (169 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 756 m3/h (444 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 70 dB(A)
BAG CAPACITY 1.5 cu. ft. = 1.2 bushel
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.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    Shoulder Strap
    The STIHL shoulder strap allows for greater maneuverability and helps reduce operator fatigue, allowing the user to work comfortably.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    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.
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    Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
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    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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers and Shredders
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers and Shredders.

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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SH 86 C-E is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 140.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SH86 is my first Stihl product - I'll be back for more! Just purchased a new Stihl SH86 blower/vac to replace an older Ryobi product I used for years, and the old unit was a curved-shaft trimmer with a shaft that could swap out different attachments, so I had a blower unit with the trimmer, as well. I decided to purchase a different/separate trimmer only, so I decided to try a Honda commercial straight-shaft unit with the larger GX35 motor. The SH86 was also purchased and it will be my separate blower, but it also doubles as a shredder-vac for fall leaf pick-up, so I thought it would be perfect. Well, I have to say the quality and power of the SH86 is pretty impressive. It's balanced pretty well and doesn't make my hand go to sleep after using it for a long time! Funny, but that's important to me. The 2-stroke Stihl motor is quiet, efficient, and smooth overall, albeit a little hesitant to rev up fast or produce much power at lower rpms, and I'm using the Stihl pre-mixed fuel in it. I got a case from my dealer. But, I have to say this - when I compare the Stihl's motor to the new Honda GX35 motor, I rather have the Honda motor (but they don't produce a product like the SH86). The Honda has instant torque available at lower rpms and it revs up fast and gets crazy powerful. The Honda motor is super efficient, like all Honda motors. I see more Stihl products in my future (chain saw soon?), but I HOPE Stihl can come up with a small 4-stroke that rivals the Honda. PLEASE! Keep up the good work, Stihl.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best blower/shredder that I have ever owned! I struggle to say anything negative about this machine. However the only thing that I can possibly think of would be to make converting from blower to shredder just a little easier.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm loving it Bought this to replace a 14 yr old corded shredder vac and I couldn't be happier. I have 1.5 acres with a lot of trees and landscaping and to be able to pick this up and go anywhere on my property at any time is invaluable. So far it starts great and runs great. I've mostly used it in the vac/shredder mode to pick up leaves out of my landscape rocks and mulch beds. It also worked great on all the debris my birch tree dropped on my driveway this spring. This summer I will use it to quickly blow the grass away from my pool after mowing and whatever else I can think of...the possibilities are endless!!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl Shredder Vac/Blower SH 86-C After deep investigation of blowers at this level, I chose this Stihl Shredder Vac/Blower SH 86-C and have used it for 2.5 years now. Hands down, it has performed excellent in all weather temperatures and conditions. I chose to spend the extra money for the SH model, which is the shredder Vac upgrade, not so much for the VAC option, but because the internal hardware in these models are upgraded to stainless steel parts and I have found that the heavy duty rating is authentic. After 2.5 years, I have only done very basic maintenance. But, I treat it like my lady: put 93 octane gas and add synthetic 50:1 oil only, clean it up after ever use and refill the tank after every use so condensation (water) does accumulate due to the ethanol in pump gas, then store it high. If you want heavy duty, extremely high quality, this product will last you for years. By the way, the shredder vac will eat leaves and twigs like butter and put them in the side bag. I would buy this again and recommend it highly!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Utility I replaced an old Exho blower with the SH-86 and it has exceeded my expectations. Starts easy, blows strong and can handle medium duty leaf vacuuming with no issues. The dual handles are useful gor blower and bagging. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Great product for the medium and light duty user/homeowner.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't buy this for the vacume feature. I did, and I wish I wouldn't have. The slightest twig will jam this unit up. It's fine if you ONLY pick up small leaves, but anything else... no. The blower works flawlessly, just like all Stihl blowers... but don't pay for a feature that you'll find to perform badly.. Just because I took a hit doesn't mean you have to.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but has some issues Machine starts and runs well. Issues are with attachments. 1. Switching from blower to shredder and back is laborious and time consuming. You need a screwdriver or similar tool, and while aligning the intake tube and getting it secured can be accomplished alone, it would best be done with 2 people so that one can hold the tube in place while the other turns the plastic shroud (securing "nut").2. Adjusting tube length (wife shorter than me) is almost impossible. Once you manage to get the tubes twisted into place, loosening them requires gorilla-like strength.3. Swapping between the gutter kit and regular blower turned out to be impossible, as I could not separate the second section of tube from the first. The "shove together and twist to lock" design created a union so tight even my gorilla (bodybuilder son) could not separate them. It appears I will have to buy another first section of tubing. [Note: the gutter kit and the regular blower are intended to share the single first section of tube which came with the shredder-vac. Won't be true for me since I can't get them apart.]
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for light leaf work Bought this to reduce load of leaf raking. I have found for large jobs not much beats raking and bagging. The vac shredder takes a long time and shredder blade and vac impeller have to be replaced often. Doesn't do well with small acorns or rock beds. Nagger for the mower might be more realistic for my applications. It does start easy and work well when blade and impeller are not damaged
Date published: 2017-03-21
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