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
580bts has massive cfm to move lots of leaves.
The 580bts blower has massive amounts of cfm if you need to move large amounts of leaves. In fact it is almost too much power if you are trying to clean up the leaves on the curb but it is new to me and I may not have the skill with it yet. This blower is heavy and not for your average land owner but more for the professional. My only complaint is the flat tip it comes with is pretty much unusable as this blower has so much power it wears you out trying to hold the nozzle up as the tip forces the tube to the ground. This is to bad as it is good for removing stuborn leaves or stuff from the ground. Good news is it comes with a round one too that doesn't have this issue. If the throttle handle was not off to the side the flat nozzle might be easier to hold up as it would not have the twisting motion when being forced down by the massive wind velocity coming out of the tube. Great blower though starting on 2nd or at most third pull. Needs good hearing protection as it is loud.
July 24, 2012
This Product Exceeded My Expectations
I own just over 1/2 acre of land with plenty of huge trees in my back yard. I've been using a backpack blower from a different manufacturer that is highly rated, but it lacked the power that I needed to clear my property. I purchased the Husky 580BTS and what a difference.In a nutshell, the power of this machine significantly reduces the time it takes to clear my land. If anyone is looking for a powerful backpack blower, owns property where it is not practical to use a handleld blower, and the property has lots of large trees that consistently drops twigs, branches and leaves, the Husky 580BTS is the tool for you. By the way, I discovered another use fot the blower, because of the power, it does a great job at dethatching...
July 22, 2012
Product is very nice!
I love the design of the handle and trigger system. It is very comfortable and light weight compare to other brands. It seems to use less gas as well, very efficient. I do have one concern with my blower, it does not shut off properly after use. When I shut it off it continues to sputter for a few seconds before finally shutting down.
July 4, 2012
Out of the box and on to work
After receiving the 580BTS blower I assembled it using the well documented directions, put fuel mix into it and was off working in minutes. I am very happy with the power, ease of starting and the fact that it was ready to begin work so soon after arriving without any tinkering. Thank you Husqvarna!
June 27, 2012