150BT Backpack Blower
I've gone through a few blowers and this is my second backpack blower and first from Husqvarna. The blowing power of the 150BT is better then any that I have owned before and this unit has more power then my 5.5hp Craftsman leaf/vac/blower. The harness adjusts so it sits comfortable on my back. Initial assembly was relatively easy although the blower tubes were a bit tough to get together. Initial start-up of the engine was very easy and successive starts through the season were just as easy. Looking forward to this unit lasting me many years.
December 20, 2011
This blower is all that it is supposed to be. Easy assembly, easy starting, light weight and powerful to do any job. I've owned many hand held blowers but this back pack blower is the best I have ever owned. My first experience was when I bought one for one of my sons and subsequently borrowed it from him. Well that was all I needed because I was so impressed that I bought one for myself. I have a bad back but I don't even know it when I'm wearing this blower: it is so comfortable and easy to operate and does a great job. Thank you Husqvarna.
December 19, 2011
150BT backpack blower
Was looking for a durable, powerful, lightweight backpack blower and found it in the 150BT. Easy to use and powerful enough to do the job in a short time.
December 15, 2011
Decent leaf blower for its price 150BT
I normally use more commercial equipment but for the price the performance is more than adequate. Another plus is it is fairly light, great for small clean-up jobs. 10% off @ Lowes, for 270 and in stock it is hard to beat. Runs well but if you shut it down it has to come off your back to restart if you are alone.
December 14, 2011
Best leaf blower I have ever used. First time use was on wet leaves during a misty rain. Leaves moved with very little effort. Once I finally used the blower on dry leaves I was blown away at how easy and fast it was to move large quantities of leaves.
December 14, 2011
Great Value with Pro Performance
I purchased this blower to handle two properties that are at least 1 acre and have LOTS of trees. At much less than the cost of a commercial clean up of just one of the properties, this handled both in a weekend. Granted it was a 3-4 hours each day, but more than worth it.
Power: This has plenty for all but the most extreme piles. Even then you can use it to 'chop' off smaller sections and work through it. I was able to move mounds of leaves that had been soaked for 2 days prior to clean up by steady rain without issue.
Ease of Assembly: You need a screwdriver for 2 clamps and some grease or other lubricant (even cooking spray would work) to fit the hose sections together easily. If it takes you longer than 10 minutes, you're doing something wrong.
Ease of Use and Features: Mix the fuel, set the choke and the trigger (there is a lever that holds the trigger at any degree of airspeed) and pull the cord. I think the most pulls I've ever needed was 3. The backpack straps are padded, fit well, and are easy to adjust. There is a strap for around your waist that felt a little awkward intially, but it actually does a very good job of helping to balance and distribute the weight. Once you have it on, you don't even notice it. The blower hose is very flexible and the velocity trigger with locking feature can actually be positioned up and down the blower tube to allow for movement or longer arms.
I can't say too much about durability as I've only had this for one season. It has had no problems with extended run times, restarts or anything else so far.
There are some minor drawbacks. I've found that I have to engage the choke more often and for longer periods than I'd expect to keep it running. When the switch is moved off the choke position, the blower will sometimes stop or stall. This could be something I'm doing wrong. It was not enough of a pain for me to even bother contacting customer service.
Another thing I would like to see improved is that there are VERY tiny picture diagrams and not much text for assembly and operation. If you have not done this sort of thing before, it could be difficult to see or understand what the documentation is talking about.
The last little issue for me is that I would like a bigger tank. The blower does pretty well with fuel, but the yards are large and it takes a few fill-ups to get the whole job done. I'd like to have more capacity for fewer stops and starts.
Overall, I've had a great experience with this blower and it has saved me lots of time and money with yard clean up.
December 13, 2011
Blowin' those leaves
I bought the 150BT because I am tired of lugging the 100' roll of wire for my old one. I had my yard done in less than an hour and a half with no encumberances. I liked doing it so much I blew all the leaves from our housing development entrance. It looked so good I took it over to my Sister in laws and blew all her maple leaves...then to her Sister Ann's house where I blew the pine needles into the greenbelt. Time for a little rest now. This unit is a great investment!!
December 13, 2011
This blower is powerful and easy to use.
Having used several hand held blowers over the years, I find the Husqvarna 150BT far superior in numerous ways.
It starts well, is much quieter and comfortable in long use .
I find the controls very helpful, and the blower has more than enough power to handle the movment of large amounts of leaves. I highly recommend it.
December 13, 2011