Good with Some Flaws
Good weight, power and reliable starting. However,the bulb to prime is in a difficult to reach spot and the shoulder straps are difficult to adjust and need more padding
September 20, 2011
Impressed with Husqvarna products
I've never owned a Husqvarna product before.
I was apart of a relief effort to clear felled trees from the tornadoes that ravaged properties as they went through AL and TN back in April 2011.
I learned that one of the relief workers, John, from my area would volunteer to cut trees each winter to split wood for those who needed help with heating their homes by wood. John choose Husqvarna for all his cutting needs. He didn't own just 1 Husqvarna chainsaw, but 6 of them ranging from small to huge.
John was one of these volunteer relief workers to clear felled trees down in Chattanooga TN back in April 2011. He brought his 6 Husqvarna chainsaws.
I was impressed with how well those Husqvarna chainsaws ran. Tank after tank, they ran ALL day long without a problem.
So when it was time to get a gas powered blower, I choose Husqvarna because of how those Husqvarna chainsaws performed in Chattanooga that April day. Plus, John had a lot of good things to say about Husqvarna.
My neighbor owns a backpack blower. During winter when it snowed, I used my handheld blower to clear snow while my neighbor used his backpack blower. His could move more snow than my handheld. So I was interested in getting a backpack model that performed as well as his. This 150BT does an amazing job at clearing wet leaves and debris my handheld would only dream about. This backpack blower cuts down the time it takes to clear clippings and debris after a mowing. It has the power to move the material up and out of the way.
I am really happy with this backpack blower and hope it performs as well as those chainsaw did for a long time to come.
September 15, 2011
This unit provides great power at a resonable cost. It starts quickly and is comfortable to wear. My yard is typical with the usual grass clippings and leaf clutter. Looking forward to this fall so I can put to the real test.
September 9, 2011
Lots of ease for lots of trees
My TB hand held quit in its second season. Now I have a big guy that's easy to operate, and feels good on my back. I'll be loading over 120 large leaf bags this fall, and my neighbors won't feel quite so sorry for me. Most of them have the same or similar unit and they praise them. We might even have leaf parties instead of pity parties.
September 2, 2011
Was concerned at first about going to a commercial back pack blower for home use. After the purchase the assembly was easy and the initial start up was immediate. After warming it up and using it I wondered why it took me so long to buy one. My blower time in the yard now only takes a third of the time as compared to a hand held unit.
August 30, 2011
Good blower for the money
A lot of the reviews are right on for this blower, except I haven't been able to get it started on the first pull, but then again, I've only used it 3 times so far! My one real knock on this blower is that there is nowhere to put your hand when trying to start it except kind of on the spark plug. Other than that, it blows dirt around great. Very comfortable while wearing it, even with just one strap. Cruise control is awesome.
August 23, 2011
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