Motor mounts break...both my 580's are out of service
One unit is april 2014 purchase,the other is fall of 13. Discovered when unit stopped because fan jammed against housing . The fan jammed because the motor mounts broke and one bolt had fallen out! Checked the older one and one bolt was sheared and 2 were missing. no warranty coverage or consideration...also read additional review below same issue...check your mounting bolts!
November 23, 2014
Great power /Time saver
Purchased from local dealer fast delivery
top notch blower moves piles of leaves
even moves piles of pine needles
November 23, 2014
This product has great features
The little time I have had my blower it has saved me time when doing other people's yards. It's not that expensive and it doesn't weigh alot. I am very happy with my blower and the job it does.
January 19, 2013
I can tell you I've used all different kinds of commercial equipment. Redmax,Stihl,Echo,and Shin to be specific. This is a Redmax design 8500. What I like about the Husky 580 BFS ? The upgraded straps and the upgraded filter system vs the Redmax straps and filter system on this particular machine. I feel like the upgraded filter system may give this particular unit more life. Not only that, but the fact it blows an amazing 900 + CFM at the pipe. Its the best out in my opinion at the present time. We all know its better to have CFM and not want, rather than want and not have enough CFM. Its your call. Absolutely a winner and top notch for my needs.
November 10, 2012
What a machine!
I have used another companies mid-price consumer oriented backpack blower, which on my 2 acre wooded lot was simply outclassed. We live in a forest vice having a few trees on the property. This blower moves about 3 times the air as my old blower, and if I had known what i was missing, I would have bought this one years ago. It has literally cut my time in half. It is a bit loud, so get some hearing protection. But that is to be expected on such high performance gear. It is also heavy, but it is so well padded and supported that it is less of a problem than my old blower.
October 26, 2012
The only problem with this blower is that the pleated paper air filter passes really fine dust so to prevent dusting the engine I spray the foam pre filter with K & N filter oil. I know this first hand because I dusted two blowers before I figured out what was happening.
February 17, 2012
Verry Good Blower
This blower is as good as blowers get. I was a little disappointed when I got it, because I was hoping it would blow me off my feet. Although it doesn't blow me over it will move small rocks if you get up close to them. Which is primarily what I bought this for. I have a few big jobs with planting beds filled with small rocks, that trap tons of pine needles, none of my smaller blowers would get them out, so I bought this, and it did a great job.
January 31, 2012
I have only used it for about 2 hours and so far I'm very impressed. It has tons of power. The harness is very comfortable.
The only con is that its louder than similar models.
December 4, 2011