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Technical details

Displacement27 (cc)
Displacement2 cu-in
Weight5.6 kg
Weight12.3 lbs
Blowing force14.9 N 1)


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High performance vacuum shredder with Easy2Start™ (E)

The STIHL SH 86 C-E gas vacuum shredder is ideal for a variety of shredding and blowing work and is ideal for extended use on large areas. The efficient leaf vacuum provides powerful support with both vacuuming and blowing in both private and professional applications.

The tool is powered by a STIHL 2-MIX engine, which facilitates very high working and operational comfort. It begins as soon as the STIHL SH 86 C-E engine starts up: STIHL ErgoStart makes starting easier as it compensates for load peaks that occur during the starting process, thereby reducing the amount of force required. The manual fuel pump fills the carburettor, reducing the number of start-up strokes and in doing so also saving your strength. Thanks to the infinitely variable speed control, you always have exactly the power the STIHL SH 86 C-E vacuum shredder needs at any given moment. The throttle lever with stop button can also be locked on an infinitely variable basis; this supports theergonomic one-handed operation with soft-grip zone. The STIHL anti-vibration system protects your muscles and joints while you work.

Suitable even in growing beds and difficult corners where leaves are hard to blow away, the SH 86 C-E vacuum shredder can effectively vacuum everything up and shred it with its high-quality steel star-shaped shredder. The cuttings are then deposited directly in the 45-litre collection bag of the SH 86 C-E gas-driven leaf vacuum. For particularly dusty applications, you can also retrofit the dust-reducing collection bag for the SH 56 and SH 86, which has a capacity of 45 litres.

The leaf blower is equipped with a flat nozzle and a round nozzle as standard, for blower use. The curved flat nozzle is also available for retrofitting. Thanks to these equipment features of the STIHL SH 86 C-E leaf vacuum, you can easily and effectively clear larger quantities of leaves using the blower function for longer periods of use.

The STIHL gutter cleaning set with an approx. 3 m long blower pipe is available as an option for removing dirt and leaves from gutters.

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