So far have only used it to blow snow. Works very good if it's dry. Can't wait to use this monster on leaves and grass clippings. Very comfortable for me but might be a bit heavy for someone with a small frame. This thing really "blows"
March 4, 2015
BLOWS away competition!
Have used Husqvarna hand held blower for some while now, was blown away at the power the 580 has. Had no idea it would have that much power. Have couple acre area on farm where we have camping and cookout area. Lots of trees, and billions of leaves. No trouble for the 580 to move em out, it takes small limbs and rocks also. Very happy with another Husqvarna purchase. My only complaint is it is so hard to get on and reach around to get buckles straight and all hooked up, I have to set it up on tailgate or fender or I just keep turning and turning to get both arms in. Still its worth the time.
February 21, 2015
#1 Backpack blower on the market
After always purchasing the Stihl BR600 Magnums I decided to take a chance on the 580BTS. All I can say is WOW. The controls and performance of this machine are far better than other similar models on the market - and the support straps make all the different. The only downfall I have is it is a littler bit heavier than other brands with the same amount of power, but like I said the straps make all the difference when it comes to supporting the weight.
January 4, 2015
Awesome power moves a lot of leaves in little time. Blows wet leaves right off ground. I've only used a couple tanks of gas so far with no problems. Little heavy but with the wide shoulder straps and the belts in front it is comfortable. End oof blower tube comes of while using gonadotropin have to tape or screw on but not really a big deal.Easy starting.
December 21, 2014
i have all husqvarna yard equipment trimmer,saws.mowers, love them all and this blower is no different highly recommonded
December 12, 2014
I have been searching for a good backpack blower and i found one.This blower is amazing it blows wet leaves like they are dry.It has more then enough power to get rid of big piles of leaves.Awesome is the best way to describe this blower.
October 13, 2014
Only has 3 bad features
#1 It's thirsty-boy,does it eat fuel
#2 A little heavy on the back
#3 A little loud-ear protection recommended
Aside from these issues, it's a real commercial blowin machine. Hope it holds up mechanicaly.
October 13, 2014
I have owned this blower for about a month and can say it is the best I have ever owned. More than enough power to handle grass, leaves, pine cones and even mulch.
October 10, 2014