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
Light and Compact yet Powerful
This blower is small and lightweight for a backpack blower yet it has great power for its size. If you get leaves piled too high it has some trouble and blower would at that point. I can run a whole tank of gas with even noticing that its on my back, my wife even enjoys using it to clean up around the yard. The only thing that I have found that is a little quirky is the cruise control level slowly reduces speed over time but nothing to cause concern.
January 28, 2013
Now what I expected from Husqvarna.
This is Husqvarna's entry level blower and I am surprised a company like Husqvarna built and offered an item like this. Plastic impeller and extremely under powered. I always used Husqvarna two cycle and the engine would only run half rpm after about the fifth use. Sounded like it had marbles in it. Took it to certified repair facility and engine has to be replaced. Luckily it was still under warranty. Spend the extra $50 and get the 150BT. The engine in the 150BT is twice as powerful and the two units don't even compare. Don't waste your time with this one. If you can't swing the extra cost, do yourself a favor and fill out all of the warranty paperwork online and save the receipt. Chances are your going to need it.
December 31, 2012
Just the Right Size!
The 130BT is a good quality backpack leaf blower. I have 3/4 of an acre, which is located within a national forest. I have a number of hardwoods on my property and I am surrounded by forest. I get A LOT of leaves! I have previously hand raked my property and my wife suggested getting a backpack leaf blower to make the job go faster. After much research I went with the 130BT. What use to take several days, now takes one! Love it.
The blower was easy to assemble, all I needed to do was attach the tubes and the hand control. Took two pulls on full choke to turn over and one pull with choke closed to start out of the box, and then one pull warm. After a fall of leaf blowing, she still starts from cold the same. Functions perfectly every time.
It's not heavy at all for all day usage, and the vibration only begins to bother me after multiple hours of continuous usage. The blower is powerful enough for blowing large amounts of heavy wet leaves and flies through at moving dry leaves.
Only complaint is that a flat nosed tube end was not included with blower. I purchased a flat nosed end after noticing that the blower works best and fastest when you are able to blow under the leaves and lift them off the ground to push them. The flat nosed tube end works best for this and should be included with the blower.
December 11, 2012
I am 15 and I land scape I have 4 yard I do mine my aunts mine and my grandfathers 2 houses the blower at first had now power at all then I bought the highest octane gas and oil and then it had power I love huskavrarna I also have a huskavrna 235 e chain saw and it works great look forward to buying a trimmer and a ztr use the high grade gas in all of your 2 cycle huskavarna equipment for better performance.
December 7, 2012
Awesome product, makes work almost like playing, all my friends want to borrow it, easy to start, easy to use.
November 27, 2012
Does the Job
Starts easily and every time. Lightweight and does the job. Much quieter than the previous (different manufacturer) blower I had with more power for less money.
November 23, 2012
I have used the small hand blowers of a different brand before and was pleased until it tore up. I decided to purchase the BT-130 and was so surprised at the extra power for a little more money. I have been more than pleased with the BT-130 with the ease of starting, light-weight and so far reliability. I would recommend this product highly.
November 22, 2012