I have owned the 125Bx for four years. I have never had any difficulties starting the blower. The 125Bx has ALWAYS started on the first, if not second pull. From day one, it has perform flawlessly - producing a very impressive 170 mph. I thought I would try a backpack blower; afterall, I'm not getting younger.
I purchased the Husqvarna 130BT (145 mph). I was very impressed with the fit and finish of the product and also with the easy by which the blower started. The tube sections are a challenge to assemble, however, as the instructions suggest, a little oil goes a long way. The ergonomic fit is spot on. The blower ran exceptionally well. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the amount of air produced. I can pass more air than the 130BT, I attempted to push road grit along the gutter and was challened to do so. I had pushed much more than grit with the 125Bx and had absolutely no problems. By-the-way, good luck finding the optional nozzle.
I returned the 130BT and purchased the 150BT blower. So I spent a lot more money to finally get back into the range of power needed to clear more than simple grit. Although I enjoy yardwork and gardening, I do not want to spend an extraordinary amount of time clearing debris. This is a serious backpack blower that impresses the owner well before you start it up. The same quaity construction and performance expected of a Husqvarna product. Again, I used a little oil to facilitate hose assembly. The 150BT is obviously ~5lbs heavier than the 130BT. The effect is a little more effort swinging the pack on. Once on, the weight distribution and balance is superb. I was suprised to find the 150BT comes with two nozzles. Both nozzles are round, one has a more narrow opening, perhaps that is how the blower can produce the 251mph claimed. Everything I read indicated the 150BT could produce as much as 251mph, however, the box it comes in, states an output of 180mph. My only regret, I should have purchased the 150BT years ago.
August 21, 2011
The 150BT meets all expectations
I have used several different brands and types of blowers prior to owning a Husqvarna 150BT. The 150BT is quiet, efficient and of excellent quality. Since the purchase of the machine, I have used it for approx. 15 hours with no difficulties at all. Initially, I was impressed with the reduced noise level as well as the low vibration. I was equally impressed with the volume of air produced. This really reduces operation time and energy on ones part.
I would highly recommend the unit to anyone.
August 4, 2011
I recently purchased this and havent used it much so its tough for me to rate durability. Its very comfortable, starts easily and does everything I would expect it to. I was a little disappointed in how much force is puts out. I bought this over the 130 due to Husq stating it had an additional 90 or so mph output. It may very well have that, but I was expecting more force from it. Either way, Im happy with it and glad I spent the extra money over the 130. I recommend ear muffs.
July 27, 2011
The Husqvarna 150 BT is an excellent blower.
This is my second Husqvarna and a step up in power. I needed a blower with lots of wind velocity because I live on six acres of land with very ancient oaks. In the fall it is a major endeavor to blow the leaves away from around the house and gardens. I needed something that had the power to do the job, without being too heavy on my back. The 150BT gets the job done and I am very pleased with the performance. I would most certainly recommend this product to anyone needing a high capacity blower.
July 24, 2011
Good product, fair price. Easiest starting power tool I own. Much quieter than last blower.
July 22, 2011
starts on the second pull every time! Does a nice job getting rid of the leaves and debris. struggles a bit with the wet and heavy stuff, but overall the best blower I have ever owned. The price was OK, wish it was a little cheaper, but I think this will last a good long time..so the extra money may have been worth it.
July 20, 2011
My Favorite Leaf Blower Ever
I have only used the blower for routine yard cleaning, and haven't gotten to use it for my massive fall leaf blowing, but I actually look forward to trying it out on that job! It has worked great for everything so far, and it is one of my favorite yard equipment purchases ever.
Easy to start. Comfortable to wear, and quiet operation.
Suggested area of improvement: It was not easy to assemble all of the plastic hose pieces. Some fit together very well, others required a bit of wrangling and struggling to get them to interlock as they should.
July 15, 2011
Powerful yet easy to handle
I researched backpack blowers at great length prior to purchasing this unit. This blower met all my expectations including being reasonably priced. It is powerful enough to successfully move leaves and twigs yet light enough not to be a burden. It is very easy to start and remarkably quiet when running.
July 13, 2011