Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

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Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by Saint Louisan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:20 pm

Hello all, I've got a bg86 that I'm pretty happy with, the exception being the hassle of emptying the bag seemingly every 3-3 minutes.

Well the other day I saw my neighbor tooling on a new toro 110v blower, strange as he also has a stihl blower/vac. Eventually he whips out a long 4in hose with a cloth bonnet on the end. The hose hooks to the tool and the other end with the bonnet cinches over the top of a garbage can. Very slick! Once the leaves were piled with the gas blower, he switched to the toro electric and only had to stop when the cans filled...quite a while. It also looked alot cleaner to use.

Is there anything made for the stihl that works similarly? So I dont have to hold that dusty bag under my armpit and stop constantly to empty it?
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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by Saint Louisan » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:12 pm

Bump for an improved title

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by mowww » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 am

@Saint Louisan I have been looking online for the 110V you're talking about but haven't found anything close. Do you happen to have a link?

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by Saint Louisan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:57 pm

This is what my neighbor has:

https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... lsrc=aw.ds


While searching for that I ran across this Workx version advertised as universal. I'll grab this next year, I've already gotten the leaves cleaned up this year.:

https://www.worx.com/leafpro-universal- ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by Saint Louisan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:07 am

Watching my neighbor use it, it sure looks easier than using the bag. He filled 3 large cans without stopping for more than a few seconds.

Feels like 50% of the time using mine is spent empting the bag. And the dust is bad when the leaves are dry, my neighbors doodad kept him nice and clean.

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by mowww » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:29 am

Very cool, thanks for the link. Good find.

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by Biggylawns » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:45 am

Do the stihls or worx use some proprietary attachments? I would just see if his works on yours since he has one.

Also, you can make one for pretty cheap. It's simply a corrugated pipe fed into a piece of cloth/tarp material with drawstrings on both sides (one for the pipe side and a much bigger one for the garbage can side).

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Re: Toro/Stihl BG86 accessories

Post by jabopy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:36 am

This is a great idea :thumbup: I'm going to give making something like it a go, in the meantime look at finding one ready built. :nod:

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