I'm elated with the performance of this blower!!
I looked at many many leaf blower product reviews comparing power, eronometrics, features and weight. The 150BT is performing beyond my expectations. It usually starts on the first pull and makes short work of big clean-ups. It's quiet and uses minimal fuel. The engine burns clean and does not emit strong hydrocarbon by-products from the exhaust which are not good for environment or humans unsing the blower. The only comment for improvement for this great product is that some lubricant should be recommended in the manual that can be put on the blower tubes since the are somewhat difficult to assemble and turn to lock them together.
This is definately a thumbs up product!
December 11, 2011
So far…so good!
This will be the 4th blower I've purchased.
I've had a Homelite (which was horrible), a Ryobi (which was a little better), and an Echo (which was a lot better but the warranty did not cover the non-working blower).
So far, this blower is the best I've had. It has good power, and starts up relatively easy.
Let's see how it does after a couple of years.
February 11, 2015
Very good value for current times
Lets face it, the masses are treated like sheep these days ! I felt like this product delivered as advertised. I experienced a tight fit of the lower tubes but a little WD40 made them fit together nicely. I like the tight fit, tubes stay together, no flopping around. I live in the Pacific Northwest where the big Douglas Fir drop tons of Fir needles on the roof and rain gutters. Then they get wet and glue up in big clumps. Very difficult to blow out of the gutters. I could not believe how effective this blower was with cleaning the roof and gutters of Fir needles. 10 times more effective than my old gas blower. I didn't think it used a lot of gas (like some reported). I wonder if they left the choke on. I did make an extension to the blower tube, by duct taping a tube from my old blower to the new one. This allowed me to stand back from the edge of the high part of the roof. I used ear plugs during the initial effort but then removed them after realizing I didn't need them. I will say, I had to make 2 trips to Lowe's because the first unit I bought came in a box all sealed and looking exactly like a new unit. However, when I opened it, there was no manual or other documentation. All the parts were just tossed in the box and the fuel tank had a strong fuel smell. Lowes allowed me to swap it and we opened the second box at the store. it was totally different inside, with all the pieces in plastic bags or held by cardboard. There was also a manual and registration/warranty card. I am not sure who is responsible for this error but the first unit was not unused. I care if the 2 stroke fuel was not mixed correctly. Also, the wire harness retainer was not in the box on the first unit. I am sure this unit had been returned to someone. Anyway, my final unit was fantastic!
January 3, 2015
Great value for such a heavy duty blower!
I bought this to replace a hand held craftsman model that couldn't blow the hat off your head on a windy day! With my son working the rake and me running this Husqvarna 150BT we knocked out the whole property (1/2 acre with 5 large, leaf shedding trees) in 4 hours...a new record! I found it to be a little thirsty; I went through 3 cans of the ready mix fuel, but that could just be my perspective as a new user of a larger unit than I am used to. I found it took 4 good tugs getting the motor to crank following the instructions provided, but once it started it ran without a hiccup. Very quiet, and very little vibration. I really can't speak to the durability yet, but the landscaper who cuts my lawn uses Husqvarna exclusively, and his recommendation lead me to buy mine. He swears by them! Oh, and when you are assembling the unit, have some WD40 or Liquid Wrench on hand to coat the wand extensions. They fit together VERY tightly and you'll want to lube the ends first!
January 2, 2015
This is an Awesome Blower
Loving this thing
I bought it a little more that a month ago and am very pleased.
I have been using it at lest once a week.
What used to be a dreaded chore is now almost fun
I even help out the neighbors now and they have been impressed
This blower moves wet leaves as easily as the dry ones
It is a little awkward between the house and the shrubs but my front yard used to take about 3 hours now takes about 30 minutes
Assembly was pretty quick I used some lite oil on the tubes and they went together fairly easily
The blower comes with two nozzles. The small one maximizes air velocity, and the larger one maximizes air volume. I have not used the smaller one yet because the larger one has all the power I need.
I also own a husqvarna weed wacker for several years and I have to say although they are more expense they prove to be worth every penny. No I do not make any money endorsing their products. At 60 years old I have had experience with at lot of different brands and the 2 husqvarna products I do own have sold me on their quality
December 16, 2014
This is the best blower I have ever owned. I wish it had a strap to go between the shoulder harness.
December 7, 2014
Blower did not perform
After carefully considering my blower options, I chose to purchase the Husqvarna150BT. The reviews that I read were mostly positive and that helped me to choose this one. I purchased a fresh gallon of 93 octane gas and mixed it with the oil that came with. My blower started after about 5 pulls and I was ready. I found it to have lots of power and it was pretty quiet. After the third tank of gas it began to stall after running a short time so I had to take it off my back and restart. It would then run and I'd put it back on and it would begin to run rough and stall again. It then became hard to start so I returned it for a refund. Sadly I was not happy with it's performance. I have not bought a replacement at this time.
December 6, 2014
Much stronger than the other blower I own!
This blower is awesome! Husqvarna has always been a name associated with quality and performance. I have never used a backpack type blower before so I only have my handheld model to compare it to. The difference is night and day! It took only a few minutes to adjust the straps to fit my large frame, but once adjusted I barely noticed the weight. The control levers are easy to use. With the power switch located on the joystick, it's very easy to forget to turn it on before yanking on the pull cord! I know, I've done it a few times. Fuel economy could be better, IMO. I added a quart of Husqvarna's pre-mixed fuel when I started it for the first time, and it went through that in less than 20 minutes! Maybe it's just because the engine is new, hopefully it will improve over time. I'm still happy that I bought this blower, it's cut my work time in half.
December 2, 2014