Lots of wind
This blower really puts out the air and the straps and waist/shoulder harness are all helpful in maneuvering around the yard, hills, etc. Good job on the throttle and throttle lock positions. Sometimes the snout gets twisted away from the proper position when laying in the bed of the Mule or whatever, and then when I start it and put it on the air blowing out keeps the handle/snout out of reach...not sure how to fix this other than return the snout to the right position prior to starting. Choke, bulb primer (bit hard to get to), etc. all work for easy starting. YES, it is noisy but for this monster I feel you need to expect that and wear protection. Fan stays clear of leaves very well with the cage design. One thing I really need is a longer tube and a gutter kit with a J end or end that can be rotated to an angle. Just a shame to have all that power and NOT be able to reach up 10 feet or so to clear off the roof/gutters. Overall a really good blower for commercial use or a homeowner like me who lives in the woods and has LOTS of blowing to do.
November 17, 2012
Very comfortable on my back
This blower works excellent, I am tall and have found that I seem to blowing at a odd angle, it would be nice to have an angled end on the cone to
Blow the leaves straight ahead instead of down at such an steep angle! It seems that to move leaves directly at my feet it kicks up grass and dirt! Other than that it works great, best thing I ever bought for the yard!
November 16, 2012
Plenty of Power
This is not my first Husqvarna product which is why I researched this blower compared to Stihl and Echo The 580BTS was rated well on the internet and as being the most powerful. It performs just like the advertisement says. I was a little concerned about the 26lb weight but after using it for two hours it did not feel bad. I try to buy good tools that will last a lifetime and I believe this will !
November 9, 2012
This blower is by far the best backpack blower i have ever used. Its got great power and is much stronger then even i expected
November 3, 2012
I have 5 huge pecan trees and 3 giant pines on about a half of an acre so you can imagine the leaves and pine needles that drop in my yard. I have used several other blowers from an electric handheld to the top of the line from another brand (S***l) and this one beats them all hands down. It is comfortable to carry. The very first time I used it, I had it on my back for 2 hours. The hip belt and cross chest strap help to make it comfortable to wear. The power and amount of air at the nozzle really make big jobs so much easier. If you have a lot of leaves to clean up then I highly recommend this blower.
October 30, 2012
I just recieved the blower today. After using it only 30-40 minutes, I can tell it will cut my leaf blowing time by 75%.(I had previously used 2 top of the line electric blowers simultaneously.) It runs smooth and powerfully. The harness is suprisingly comfortable. I'm looking forward to many years of service from this impressive piece of machinery. If time is money, the blower has already paid for itself. If you need a backpack blower, go ahead and buy this one.
October 25, 2012
A good blower more powerful than than my other backpack blower. For all practical intent it is comparable to the Stihl br600 it comes with a belt that makes it nice if you are using it for a long duration. For me it usual makes such quick work of the job I don't have it on for long. The grey plastic is easily scuffed but that is only cosmetic.
October 25, 2012
I have used this blower twice and it works wonderful, easy to use, starts on first pull, was easy to put together, cut my time in half, I would recommend this to any one
October 21, 2012