i just finished blowing the front lawn after a night of drizzling rain, the sun never came out to dry out and the blower made short work of the evolution! i understand the blower is new but it is so easy to start and warms up very quickly, no need to nurse the choke and throttle to warm it up, choke comes off after start and is ready by the time you are strapped in. the only small complaint i have is it may be my size but the handle seems to be tucked in close and i feel it may be more comfortable if i could extend my arm a little more. but i am totally satisfied and the biggest oaks dont stand a chance this year!
November 16, 2013
Let it snow...
I bought this for leaf and snow removal. Works great as long as the snow is fresh and soft (sub 30 degree range). I still use my snow blower for the most part but this thing makes short order of the cars, patio and sidewalk.
Blows leaves in 100 directions. A bit of a learning curve as it has great power. Does not seem as heavy as it should. I guess the harness design or straps make a difference.
It is a bit cold blooded. My 326ls trimmer is 1 or 2 pulls. My 346Xp is 3 to 4 and this is 5 to 6. BTW my trimmer is lights out amazing as is the 346XP. Both sneaky tough. The blower is in your face tough. I own 3 of Husky's best...
May 11, 2013
Less work time, more play time!
Power Power Power!
I swear this machine could move a mountain!
We have 3 homes all of saturated with oak trees.
needless to say we have lots of leaves, I was using a red max 7001, it did ok!
This 580 just plows right through the leaves and has cut
my leaf blowing time by at least 50%.
I love this machine!!!
April 12, 2013
First time buyer
This is one of the easiest starting blower I have ever purchased. Does a really great job on my lawn and deck around our in ground pool.
December 3, 2012
This is the most powerful blower I have ever used!
In my 12 years in the landscaping business I have never seen a Backpack blower with this much power.
November 24, 2012
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