Have used the blower several times since purchasing. Lot quieter than my smaller Husqvarna backpack blower. Easy to assemble and use. Great product, works as advertised.
December 2, 2012
Quiet homeowner machine
This replaces my 165 that was stolen and I am happier with this model. There is plenty of wind power and now I don't need earplugs. If I used this for a living it is a good clean up machine that won't tire you out but won't clean the football field as quickly as larger/heavier machines. For a homeowner with just under two acres I'm very pleased.
December 2, 2012
Excellent in all but ergonomics
The shoulder straps are comfortable and also the belly straps.
It starts well & runs well. I am a tall 75 year old man with a bad back. This is my first back pack. Jas. M.
December 1, 2012
I should have bought this 20 yrs ago.....
This backback blower has sone a great job of clearing my yard, even scouring wet leaves and dog poo free from the grass and into and past my treeline. For years I planned on buying a yard vacuum, but I've concluded that the freedom from clogging hoses and emptying bags must explain why this is the professional approach to leaf clearing operations. It also is useful for drying and blowing other stuff to, so a good thing to add to the home armamentarium. It starts easily and idles well, and is not too loud. I'm impressed. I haven't owned it long enough to know about durability, but it looks good to my Professional Mechanical Engineer's eye. I'd suggest enclosing or identifying a suitable temporary lubricant to aid in assembling the blower duct pieces...I used a dry Teflon spray because the plastic has a high coefficient of friction. I was torn between that and dishsoap.
December 1, 2012
A lot better than Troy Built
Troy built in no way can compare to this machine,I had a troy built for just under 3 yr's and I was using it one day and out of nowhere the top of the motor blue apart on my back,so I went to Lowe's and bought my new blower by way of taken the new T.B. and telling them to keep the new T.B. that they were going to give me from the warrenty and take the money and put it on my new HUSQVARNA 150BT and what a differents in power this one has over the TB. Also so you know my bother live's in Vermont and he has one of your chain saw's and he say's that it's one of the best he's ever owned,and you should always remember you get what you pay for.
November 30, 2012
This product is the right size and strength for a medium sized yard.
This blower is very dependable. It is easy to start and performs well everytime I have used it. The power is just enough to get the job done in my yard. Fuel efficiency is excellent. The weight and comfort are good for me as an older citizen. (79) The frame and engine are sturdy and I expect to use it for many years.
November 29, 2012
This product is Great!
One of the best purchases I have ever made. I recommend this to all that are looking for a leaf blower
November 28, 2012
had many different blowers this is the best one i have had so far and as of right now the last brand i will ever use havent had it very long but so far 100% happy with the performance of it also i have a chainsaw that i purchased used at a yard sale best saw i have ever had keep up the good work finally dependable tools
November 27, 2012