Stihl SH 86 Petrol Blower/Vacuum

(34 customer reviews)

Original price was: £338.84.Current price is: £308.00. (inc VAT)

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SKU: 18-42410110932

Introducing the STIHL SH 86 Leaf Vacuum Shredder: Your Cleanup Companion

When it comes to tackling leaves, debris, and garden cleanup with ease and efficiency, the STIHL SH 86 Leaf Vacuum Shredder is your go-to tool for both professionals and homeowners. This versatile machine combines the power of a leaf blower, vacuum, and shredder into one, making yard maintenance a breeze.

3-in-1 Versatility: The SH 86 C-E is a 3-in-1 machine, functioning as a powerful leaf blower, a high-capacity vacuum, and an efficient shredder. Whether you need to clear leaves, vacuum up debris, or shred garden waste, this tool has you covered.

Efficient Leaf Blower: Equipped with a robust 27.2 cc 2-stroke engine, the SH 86 offers excellent blowing power, making quick work of leaves and debris, even in larger outdoor spaces.

High-Capacity Vacuum: Switch to vacuum mode, and this machine can effortlessly pick up leaves, grass clippings, and small debris, depositing them into the integrated collection bag.

Efficient Shredder: The SH 86  features a built-in shredder that reduces collected material to a fraction of its original size. This not only saves space in the collection bag but also makes it easier to dispose of the shredded material.

Ergonomic Design: Designed for user comfort, this tool boasts an ergonomic handle and a balanced design, reducing operator fatigue during extended use. The lightweight construction ensures easy maneuverability.

Low Vibrations: STIHL’s anti-vibration system minimizes operator fatigue and ensures smooth, comfortable operation throughout your cleanup tasks.

Large Collection Bag: The machine includes a large collection bag with a zippered opening for easy emptying. Its high capacity allows you to work longer without frequent bag changes.

Safety Features: Safety is a top priority. The SH 86 includes a safety lock to prevent accidental starts and a wide throttle trigger for added control during operation.

Durable Construction: STIHL is renowned for its rugged and durable construction, and the SH 86  is no exception. It’s built to withstand the rigors of regular use, providing reliable performance season after season.

In summary, the STIHL SH 86 Leaf Vacuum Shredder is your versatile cleanup companion for maintaining a tidy outdoor space. With its 3-in-1 functionality, ergonomic design, and ease of use, it’s an excellent choice for those who demand efficiency and convenience in their garden maintenance tools. Tackle your yard cleanup tasks with precision and ease using the SH 86 , where versatility meets cleanup excellence.

CO2 g/kWh 848
Capacity cm3 27.2
Performance kW 0.8
Weight kg 1) 5.8
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 93
Sound power level dB(A) 104
Sound power level dB(A) 106
Vibration value, left m/s2 3) 2.5
Vibration value, right m/s2 3) 2.5
Maximum air flow m3/h 810
Collection bag volume l 45
Tank volume l 0.44
Equipment Round nozzle / flat nozzle

Power Type


34 reviews for Stihl SH 86 Petrol Blower/Vacuum

  1. zakwall98 (verified owner)

    Another great item from Stihl. Good suction more than expected. Starts easily . Radmore & Tucker next day delivery for no extra charge what more can you ask. Cheers Zak

  2. Alastair Simpson (verified owner)

    I always thought that leaf blowers were a bit of a gimmick but I couldn’t have more wrong. I normally spend hours raking the leaves in the garden but no longer. The Stihl made quick work of sucking the leaves into the bag. So impressed that I shall be buying a second machine for my holiday home. As usual Radmore and Tucker are always very competitively priced and provide free postage.

  3. old_biker_uk (verified owner)

    Excellent machine, easy start, great blower, in suction mode it readily collects and shreds leaves although care is needed on a gravel covered yard as it will readily pick up stones which could damage the cutter and fan.
    A bit fiddly to assemble but that maybe just my old arthritic hands.
    Changing the blower/suction nozzles could be made easier and do away with the need to find a screwdriver to depress the locking tab.
    Having said that I am very pleased with this addition to my Stihl stable.
    I would not hesitate to buy again from Radmore and Tucker as said above, competitive price and next day delivery.

  4. Gardener (verified owner)

    Good price, and very prompt delivery.

  5. P Ford (verified owner)

    Does exactly what it says, very effective and easy to handle
    Agree with a previous review where care is needed as it can pick up stones which could damage the cutter and fan.
    Very pleased with the purchase and the next day delivery

  6. joseph kinsella (verified owner)

    received the next day, fantastic service ,brilliant

  7. Stephen Turton (verified owner)

    Very happy with the stihl leaf blower, it is a must in my tree surgery work.I can always rely on Radmore and Tucker to get
    my purchase the next day.Very professional

  8. David Drew (verified owner)

    Very pleased excellent service recommended

  9. Andrew Stonhold (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with this machine. Powerful enough for my needs around the garden. I recently hollow core aerated my lawns and the plugs that this job left were easily blown into the borders with this Stihl. Great quality build from Stihl. Great quality service from Radmore

  10. David Lawson (verified owner)

    Great bit of kit.
    I’ve had a B&Q blower/vac for several years and was never very happy with it. What a difference with the Stihl !
    Blower is powerful but light and easy to handle whilst in Vac mode it sucks up leaves with gusto and sheds them perfectly.
    My only criticism is the time it takes to switch from blow to suck (different fittings needed for each task) but that’s a small inconvenience when it performs so well.

  11. Graham Green (verified owner)

    1. £248.50 is a good price – not seen it at the rrp (£380) but still represents really good value.
    2. Prompt delivery & well packaged.
    3. Easy to assemble, although the method used for locking tubes in place is fiddly – eg. to change from vac to blow, you have to take the pipe off of the fan and add a different pipe to where the bag is attached. The plastic connectors twist to lock them into place and require a screwdriver (or similar) to release them. A simple ‘reverse’ switch would be much more user friendly but clearly is not an option here.
    4. Really powerful….. so powerful, in fact, that it sucked up a long, dried cordyline leaf from nearly 2ft away. These are tough, stringy, nasty leaves that you could make rope with. Anyway, having consumed it, the leaf became wrapped around the blade and motor shaft. It then got so hot that it melted the plastic fan ’til it snapped and broke off! Only had it for 1 day and it’s already in for repair. In future I recommend keeping well away from anything that might wrap around the motor shaft and blade.
    5. The bag and shoulder strap is brilliant – stores a lot of shredded leaves and is really easy to empty.
    6. All in all, an excellent buy….. just be careful what you suck up!

  12. otto thissen (verified owner)

    1. The machine works very well.
    2. Delivery was as notified and on time (within 3 days).
    3. In light of the current situation (Coronavirus) the service was excellent and a competitive price compared with other
    4. Would recommend this company to others.

  13. Colin Nixson (verified owner)

    Good machine, (which I’d expect from Stihl), lightweight and easy to start. Suction is a great improvement on the cheaper one I’ve had for the last nine years. The only disappointment, and the reason I haven’t given 5 stars, is the cheap and nasty vacuum and blower nozzles. The plastic is so thin that the vacuum almost sucks the sides in and assembling/disassembling them is a nuisance. The nozzles were far better made and easier to fit and remove on my older, cheaper model. Nonetheless, my initial test on leaves that have fallen recently was very impressive and it will serve the purpose when the autumn comes. Communication and delivery were very good.

  14. Paul Shotton (verified owner)

    Very useful piece of kit, good for sucking up fine conifer needles and leaves rather than them ending up in my drains. Takes a few minutes to swap between blower / vac but not long, seems fuel efficient.
    Delivered on time from R+T as usual and excellent value.

  15. Chris of Devon (verified owner)

    Very easy to assemble, lighter and less noisy than I expected, powerful, and simple to operate. Excellent.

  16. Bill (verified owner)

    Fast delivery great product. Normal Stihl quality.
    Pity about the weather not been able to try in the garden yet. Only trial run & start up in the garage!

  17. Ann Roper (verified owner)

    Easy to start and use (its a Stihl), only tried it to blow debris in parking area (waitingfor the leaves to fall !!)
    Excellent service from Radmore and Tucker, great communications, superfast delivery and course competitive price.
    What more could you want.

  18. David Pegg (verified owner)

    Fab service as ever from Radmore & Tucker. Although they are local to me they are still the best for combination of price and service nationally. Even though I was happy to collect given Covid, they went the extra mile and even delivered to my home free of charge. Machine was PDI’d and setup / fuelled and as expected ran straight out of the box. Fantastic service and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Machine itself is great and as you would expect from Stihl. Was a toss up between that and the Husky equivalent but the Stihl was in stock. Has been great so far, though think the option of a bigger collecting bag from Stihl would be a good one.. No complaints from me and can thoroughly recommend Stihl and especially Radmore & Tucker….

    • Amy

      Dear David
      Thank you for your wonder review, from all the team at R&T.

  19. Colin Fisher (verified owner)

    First time I’ve used Radmore & Tucker and would certainly use them again. I had to wait about 10 days for my Stihl Blower/Vac as it was currently out of stock with them when I ordered (I knew before ordering). R&T kept me fully informed regarding expected delivery to them and onward shipment to me. From first talking to them to actually ordering the Stihl had gone up by £9.00 but they were happy to charge me at the original price displayed at first contact which I thought was very good of them and a good indication of their excellent customer service for the future

    I’ve not had the opportunity to fire it up yet what with the snow and the leaves now gone or buried but being a Stihl I’d be very surprised if there was any problem with it. If there was I’m confident Radmore & Tucker would assist me

    Overall, excellent service especially when you consider we are all struggling with the virus and slower than normal deliveries

    Thank you guys

  20. Mark Hobbins (verified owner)

    Superb bit of kit. Next day delivery included and everything in the box you’d need (excluding the 2 stroke oil which I had anyway). Can’t ask for more than that! Starts easily and really light – easy for one handed operation. Haven’t tried the vacuum yet but all reports say it is pretty good. Can’t fault.

  21. Jason Allen (verified owner)

    Another excellent product from Shihl. Powerful but light weight and easy start. Simple to change from ‘suck’ to ‘blow’ makes it the ideal tool around garden and pub car park. My 74year old father handles it with no problem !!!

  22. Keith Radcliffe (verified owner)

    Only tried it once but seems to work very well. Far more suction then my previous electric one. I only intend to use it for vacuum so the changing over of the accessories isn’t an issue to me. It’s pretty light weight and not that noisy. Certainly more professional then the cheaper ones out there and the portability of the petrol engine makes it worth the money.

  23. Mark Thompson (verified owner)

    Radmore & Tucker not only have one off the best pricing around, but there delivery service is just what you need. Next day delivery at no extra cost is exceptional.
    As for the Stihl blower/vac. Just what you’d expect from Stihl. Light, quiet, and easy start.
    Only one gripe. Fuel tank could have been bigger.
    Not used the vac shredder yet, but I should imagine it’s just fine.

  24. Christopher Hendy (verified owner)

    Even in domestic use I was getting through a vac/blower every couple of years. Thought I would invest in a petrol one for the first time. The pre buying information and delivery were both very good from Radmore & Tucker .
    The machine was easy to put together and both the blowing and vacuum functions are better than any electric machine I have ever used.
    Obviously you need to wear ear defenders but I felt very little vibration (if any) whilst using it.
    It is quick & simple to change from suck to blow and you don’t have to keeping dragging an electric cable around with you.
    Starting is quick and easy as well.
    I have only used it 3 times since it arrived but I am convinced it has been a good buy.

  25. Clive Pidgeon (verified owner)

    Excellent machine again from Stihl. Put together for me by Radmore and Tucker. Stared first tome and did a great job in vacuum mode. They had even filled it with petrol for me. Good powerful suction. Nicely shredded garden material, into bag and then straight onto compost heap. Should have got it years ago. Not limited by length of electric flex.

  26. Niall Mckelvie

    Great little hand blower, perfect for small to medium sized gardens and getting in to those awkward corners. Been using a backpack blower for the past 3 years but the hand blower will now cover 75% of my work

  27. Glenn (verified owner)

    This is a great machine. nice little features like the lock on the throttle so you can concentrate on getting the job done. Seems to be very efficient on most surfaces, wet or dry and powerful enough not to clog up. Like most tools this is essentially designed for right handers, so a little awkward but still managed to complete all the jobs. Well happy with this Stihl tool.

  28. Gill (verified owner)

    Pleased with purchase – take care when assembling the parts together – I connected the nozzles together and unfortunately I did not realise there were arrows on the nozzle that had to be aligned – as a result the mouth of the vacuum is upside down – I take responsibility for not reading the instruction regarding aligning the arrows on the nozzles- I do think the manufacturer could improve the locking connection for the nozzles for example the locking buttons are different sizes or not in exact opposite position. I am hopeful with a little help from family we will be able to disconnect/separate the nozzles and realign them correctly. It works well although a bit fiddly to change from blower to vacuum – I do recommend the product and the Excellent customer service from Radmore and Tucker – good price and fast Dispatch and delivery. Thankyou.

  29. Michael Henderson (verified owner)

    It’s early days yet, as I’ve only had it for a few days and used it once, but it looks promising. Noise levels were acceptable and suction appeared good. It started easily (for the first time too), and ran well. I’m very pleased.

  30. Bearsted Green Gardening (verified owner)

    As a trade customer that lives in Kent , no one can beat Radmore & Tucker for price and service .
    A big shout out to Amy who responded to my emails straight away and sorted a good deal .
    The Stihl SH86 is a great machine , lots of power and suction ,hopefully it will last as long as my BG85 ,12 years .

  31. Alan Archer (verified owner)

    Great product, starts easily and a lot of blow in a small lightweight package, usual great price and service from R&T.

  32. Russ O’Connor (verified owner)

    Best price, good advice and prompt delivery – what more do you need!
    Have used once so far, what a machine. Stops at nothing, unlike my previous two leaf vacuums. Shame that changing from blow to suck is fiddely, but that is a small gripe compared with the performance. BRING ON WINTER AND ALL THOSE LEAVES!!!!!

  33. Andrew Murphy

    Great Price & Product via Radmore & Tucker. Stihl 86 ideal for those small gardens and well manicured gardens – Powerful and easy to handle, makes light work of leaving a garden in good shape.

  34. Clive E (verified owner)

    First class service from Radmore & Tucker.
    The leaf blower is very powerful. I haven’t yet tried the vacuum. That will have to wait a while but I expect it to be very good. The blower hose is very simple to assemble but the vacuum is a bit of a fiddle at first. Once you’ve done it it becomes easy. My previous leaf blower/vacuum was a Ryobi and although much more user friendly it was far less powerful and when a seal in the carburettor failed trying to get a replacement part was a dead end hence I bought the Stihl. Having many other Stihl tools I’m confident that I’ve got a dependable product.

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