Gets the JOB Done!
Our property of over 1/3 acre with 12 oak trees and assorted ornamental trees is a challenge when it comes to leaves. And after 8 yrs with my Homelite handheld blower, it came time for a carb rebuild and tuneup, and the cost just didn't quite add up.
After a few days research, I found the overwhelming recommendation for the Husqvarna 150BT hard to ignore. Online prices for refurbished went as low as $249 w/free shipping (90 day warranty) vs 2 yrs for $299 was somewhat tempting, but I went to the local Lowe's and spent the extra $50.
Assembly was easy enough, except for the nozzle assembly. It was a tight fit and required using a rubber glove. I suggest using a touch of dishwashing liquid around the nozzle/hose to ease in inserting the sections together.
After mixing the pre-measured oil w/1 gal gas, I fueled up the blower and followed the start up direction. I have read people being able to start their machines in one pull, but I was not so lucky. It took me 5 pulls to get'er going the 1st time.
Power was sufficient with the broad nozzle doing a great job with both dry and wet leaves. It was able to dislodge leaves in and around bushes and corners with little problem. The straps were easy and comfortable, with decent padding, although the overall weight of the machine made it challenging to put on without starting from an elevated position.
The trottle controller was ergonomic and provided good hand hold control and adjustability even under motion. Engine noise had a deeper tone than my Homelite. I found it acceptable, and certainly not as annoying, but would still recommend hearing protection.
After about 45 minutes of continuous use I was at about 1/2 tank of fuel. After a 5 minute break and a fill up, I once again followed the startup procedure and it took about 7 pulls to get'er restarted.
I will wait another day to decide if the tough startup needs to be addressed, before I consider returning to Lowe's
I would certainly recommend the Husqvarna 150BT for its Quality, Ergonomics, Ease of Use and Low Vibration. Startup was not as easy as I would have liked, and time will tell if the Construction and Value holds up beyond my hand-held blower.
October 6, 2012
I looked at several blowers and decided on the Husqvarna 150 BT. Assembly was easy, starts easy and is easy to manuever. Works great on dry leaves as well as wet ones. I would highly recommend this blower if you have alot of trees and the leaves are heavy.
October 6, 2012
Cleared what I wanted when I wanted
I enjoy owning this BP blower. It has enough power to do the job, any job. Two negatives are the gas pump is hidden and not easily used, and there really isn't a great place to hold the blower when staring
September 30, 2012
Great Blower for my wooded lot
I just got finished assembling and using my new blower for the first time. It assembled easily (altough instructions were a little basic) and started on second pull. I used it to catch up on 2 weeks of leavess and branches on my 2+ acres around my house, 300 yard drive and house / decks. It made fast work of it. Great volume and made moving twigs and small branches as well as pesky nuts easy. The leaves jump out of the way. Well made and solid feel. Thanks for a good product!
September 30, 2012
Best Blower Ever
Loads of Power, easy to start, great on Fuel. All of this and it is easy to use
September 25, 2012
I have owned two Troy Bilt leaf blowers and both were a waste of money. The 150BT starts easy, runs relatively quite, and has Husqvarna reliability. The only draw back is weight. You do not notice it at first but after 30 or 40 minutes of continued use, it starts to get a little heavy. I currently own a Husqvarna leaf blower, chain saws, pole trimmer, mower, and weed eater. From now on, if it isn't orange, I don't want it.
September 24, 2012
This is a great blower
I got this blower to replace a none running blower that was here when I got to this job. The price of this blower and a new one in the brand that we had was the same price. This blower puts out significantly more air and at a lot higher force than the other brand. I have used it a few times and am impressed with the job I can do with it. It will run for about 11/2 hours on a tank of gas but running it that long at a time is no problem. I am extremely pleased with this blower.
September 22, 2012
Cut two hours of sweeping down to 10 minutes of blowing! Way more thorough as well, even with wet leaves.
September 18, 2012