excellent piece of equipment
Just bought the bt130 about 1 month ago. I absolutely love it. I am 53, female, with a bad back. I have an acre yard with over 100 oak trees. The leaves are a real pain. This little machine makes the work so much easier. I didn't do anything with my leaves this year until I got my new backpack BT130, I could hardly believe the ease of this little machine. I even let my next door neighbors son who is only 9 use it. He wanted one for his birthday. The only complaint I have is, they could include a narrower nozzle for the end of the blowing tube.
I could not believe the blowing power. It moves large amount of leaves, wet or dry. It even blows all of my little bitty acorns along with the leaves.
I have already recommended this to several other people.
February 24, 2012
3 years of ownership spends more time in the shop then I do using it
I have purchased all Husqvarna power equipment since I can remember. This is by far the most disappointing experience I've had thus far. This blower has been in the shop to correct several tuning issues. I run the exact same fuel in all my small power equipment yet this is the only piece suffering from mechanical issues. After 3 years of ownership I have more money in maintenance than the blower is worth and was just told that it needs a entirely new carburetor. Very disappointing to have this many issues when I've spent several thousands of dollars on Husqvarna equipment.
August 22, 2014
130BT Backpack Blower Review
I purchased this blower 3 years ago when I purchased my new home on 3 wooded acres. I was very impressed with the power of this blower in such a small package.
I used it for the fall and the spring of the first year before I realized i had not purchased a large enough model. My land and trees were just too much for this little guy. This is by no means a reflection on this blowers ability to do its job, it works great. I upgraded to the 580BTS (Tim the Toolman Laugh) I gave this blower to my father for his smaller less wooded land and he loves it! Lightweight and easy to start.
May 25, 2014
I am a 72 year women who likes to do yard work. Well this new toy is wonderful. It starts right up and does a wonderful job. Has a lot of blowing power. Its the best toy I have ever bought. Who says a women can't do a mans work....
May 7, 2014
Light weight, easy to use
My main reason for buying this blower was weight, because I have back problems. Some reviews have said it was not powerful enough, but it works fine for me. My only complaint is it has no small or flat tip. This is mentioned in literature, but I cannot find a source for one.
May 3, 2014
My wife loves this blower
Very light weight and starts on the first pull almost EVERY time!
April 20, 2014
Good in almost every way
I was looking for a good value in a backpack blower and just walked up on a sale at Lowe's. It was a good price for the blower and came with a quart of premixed fuel. It was pretty easy to assemble and started on the second pull. Runs nicely throughout the power range giving you the option of fingertip control of the speed or locking the speed on so you don't have to hold the trigger. Two things: you really need to run this on premium fuel to get the best results. I run regular gasoline in everything but you will have a harder start if you use regular and it seemed less power. The second is something Husqvarna should consider: get rid of the third straight tube only a 7' person would need and include the optional flared fitting at the bottom of the tube. Right now I have an extra tube sitting in my garage unused because I am only 6' tall and could use an angled end instead.
February 21, 2014
The 130BT is amazing.
Okay, first let me start by saying that if you are the proud owner of several acres of land or more, this blower may or may not be for you. I have less than an acre, a very large white ash tree and 2 silver maples. The back of my yard is easement property, and has several types of trees that drop leaves on my lawn. The neighbors have several pin oak and gumball trees that litter my yard as well. Because of prior reviews on the 130BT, I almost didn't buy it, instead I was leaning toward the 150BT. I went to Lowes, who had both on display, and walked up and down the isle with them. The 150BT was significantly heavier, pulling on my shoulders, which I found uncomfortable even after 5 minutes. I can't imagine how it would feel after an hour or 2. So, I bought the 130BT hoping it would be enough. I just finished blowing the leaves in my yard about 2 months ago with my brothers Echo, which has a little less puff then the 130BT. It weighs about 1 pound less, but I was only able to move the leaves into a big pile and not move them to the back fence and out the gate. I brought home the 130BT, plus I bought a flat nozzle on line, shipped for under $20. I added the flat nozzle, fired it up and started to push this large pile all the way to the back of my yard. Like the title says, this thing is amazing. It has now saved me time, because I was going to have to pick that large pile up by hand. It has enough power for my yard. The light weight and low vibration, makes it a great blower. I am so pleased that I purchased this blower. I also had 10% off at Lowe's, so the entire purchase, with the flat nozzle, was under full price. Again, I just want to say, some people may not want to spend an hour or so blowing leaves off their yard. However, I can't see how the 150BT would cut that time in half. In closing, this blower fired up right out of the box with just 2 pulls. I've used it 3 times now and it only requires 2 very easy pulls to start. It sips gas and the flat nozzle seems to do a better job moving wet leaves. It seems to add MPH to the air flow and just lifts the wet stuck down leaves up and pushes them 10-15 feet away. I live in St Louis, the 10 inches of snow we were slammed with has finally melted, so the leaves were still soaked when I moved this large pile. This thing is amazing and I'm glad I bought it.
January 15, 2014