This thing has power. Although I've only used it a few times, I know this will be up for the task of taking care needs. The only drawback is the pounds required for the pull start. I realize there's a big flywheel that needs to be turned and this wheel provides the high CFM of air that this unit delivers. That said, I'm ok with the harder than normal pullstart.
October 11, 2011
Good little machine
Although I have only had this leaf blower for a short time. I am very happy with it. It is light weight and comfortable for a backpack. Starting is a snap and power to spare. I have seven trees in my yard and no shortage of leafs, very pleased with the power this unit has to move those leafs.
October 10, 2011
A joy to operate.
This unit replaces a Redmax that finally gave out on me. This new blower is very quiet running and twice as powerful as the Redmax. I like the feature with the trigger mechanism that goes to idle when you release the trigger.
I have an acre of leaves every fall and this will make my job a breeze.
October 3, 2011
Powerful, quit, and comfortable
I have only had the blower a few days, but have used the unit to blow lots of leaves and sticks from my driveway and edge of woods. I have been impressed with the power of the unit to blow wet leaves and push larger piles across my yard. I have had a weedwacker attachment blower for years, though this unit is 10 times more powerful, quiet, and easy to use. My only recommendation would be that Husqvarna make the flexible elbow a few inches longer so that the discharge pipe could move more freely to the left. The unit has good range of motion from 10:00 to 3:00. It takes a bit more effots to position the optput further left. THis is probably not as much of an issuefor someone smaller than 6'2", 195 lbs like myself. The weight of the unit is not bad. The harness is comfortable and distributes the weight nicely across the shoulders. I used the unit twice this weekend for over an hour each time without fatigue. The real benefit this unit has over other blowers, especially weed-wacker attachments, is how quiet the unit is. Most of the noise that you hear while using the unit comes fromthe air intake/ blower making a nice whirling/ whining sound. I would definitely recommend this unit for a homeowner or someone with 1+ acres to maintain. I will definitely consider other Husqvarna equipment if this unit continues to impress me for the remainder of the season.
October 2, 2011
Power for your money
This is my second backpack blower purchase. I was extremely impressed with the performance of this machine.
After priming the blower it started on the first pull with ease! The first test was blowing wet leaves from around my hot tub on my deck. ( the only work here was cleaning the debris from the siding that I blew on it! ) The second test was to blow cut grass from the sidewalk. ( I never used power other than idle speed ) I have no idea why you would include the smaller tapered end tube because I did not need it to acomplish both task with ease. Who knows what that will move!
September 27, 2011
Worked great right out of the box
From the day I bought this blower I have not had any issues, it has always done what i need.
September 27, 2011
Better than Competitor
Spent a little extra money to purchase the Husqvarna Backpack after trying two other competitors, and have absolutely no regrets with my decision.
September 26, 2011
Very happy with this Blower
The blower was easy to put together, and starts on first pull everytime. I think it was a great price
September 25, 2011