Love my 150bt!
I previously worked in landscaping for 2 years so I got spoiled with professional equipment. When it was time to buy my own, the funds just were not there. I previously had a Craftsman wired blower. Due to the amount of leaves we are now accumulating, I needed something powerful and that will last (I am replacing each piece of equipment as I go). Well it time for a blower. I spent alot of time reading reviews and checking manufacturers websites. The performance and value with the 150bt was amazing. Considering the cost of Shindawa, Echo, Stihl- you are able to get equivalent (compared to equivalent models) performance and saving 1/2 the cost! So the 150bt was a no question purchase. Brought it home and read instructions, mixed the fuel, and started her up. The tubes were difficult to put together and lube did make it easier, however, I know they are on there well. Instructions were easy to read and understand. It took a few tries to start the engine the first time but thereafter starts right up. the blower is heavy at first but you get used to it. It does fit comfortably and the shoulder straps are nice to tighten things up (similar to a backpack, pulls the pack closer to you once you are all strapped in). I used to fight the wind to get grass cuttings into the yard, not any more. the previous blower was just not powerful enough. It just dirtied by fresh edging. Leaves are no work at all for this blower (we are surrounded by trees). I cannot attest to durability in all truth because I recently purchased it but other reviews suggests no issues with proper care. I am so glad I purchased a backpack style that handheld except for tight spaces- I kept the corded just in case. Now go out and get one but its addicting. You will find all kinds of thing that you " just hafta" clean. Your significant other will be rolling their eyes.
November 4, 2012
This blower is great for big yards with lots of leaves. Even with a small yard that has a lot of leaves dropping in the fall, its nice to have the weight on your hips instead of in your Hand. Power to spare! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone needing a blower, commercial or residential.
November 4, 2012
Bought this product today and used it for the first time. This is my first backpack blower purchase and now I'm wondering why it took me so long to own one! It was easy to assemble,start and carry around for 2+ hrs.....Cut my normal task in half and did a great job with wet and dry leaves! If you are looking for an entry level blower this one is worth the money!!!
November 3, 2012
This unit is great for a homeowner with a lot with lots of landscaping and driveway to keep looking neat. I have only had unit for about 3 weeks, so can not speak to it's durability yet.
It starts on the first or second pull, and does a great job moving leaves and acorns off the drive and parking area.
November 2, 2012
Best leaf blower for the money
This leaf blower is a great purchase and a great value. I went from an electric leaf blower that took me all day to clean my yard to this back pack blower that only takes me a few hours to clean my yard. I would recommend anyone looking to purchase a leaf blower to pick one of these up.
November 1, 2012
Should have purchased long ago!
Have over an acre and all wooded. Thought that could get by with a hand held blower, but they never lasted and took forever to complete the yard. My neighbor had a 150BT and I borrowed it - instantly sold. Very comfortable, very powerful, relatively quiet and good time to gas use ratio. Went out and bought one immediately. It has been fantastic, and if as reliable as my Husq snowblower, I expect years of reliability.
November 1, 2012
This blower handles wet oak leaves with ease. It now takes only one hour what it used to take me 2 1/2-3 hours with a good handheld blower. It start on the first or second pull when cold and with one pull after it is warmed up. It is comfortable on the back and not tiring to wear or use.
The one feature that could be improved is adding something to hold onto when starting it, even a sticker indicating where to place the holding hand.
October 30, 2012
Great back pack blower
This was simple to assemble and straightforward to use. Put the first 5+ hours on my unit over the past couple of weekends. Easily moved all the leaves I had even those that were wet from recent rain. I highly recommend this unit!
October 29, 2012