I'm elated with the performance of this blower!!
I looked at many many leaf blower product reviews comparing power, eronometrics, features and weight. The 150BT is performing beyond my expectations. It usually starts on the first pull and makes short work of big clean-ups. It's quiet and uses minimal fuel. The engine burns clean and does not emit strong hydrocarbon by-products from the exhaust which are not good for environment or humans unsing the blower. The only comment for improvement for this great product is that some lubricant should be recommended in the manual that can be put on the blower tubes since the are somewhat difficult to assemble and turn to lock them together.
This is definately a thumbs up product!
December 11, 2011
I own several Husqvarna products and this one doesn't disappoint. Above average back pack blower feels nice on the back. Controls are amazing and placed well for easy use. It starts easy as well .
May 16, 2015
150BT a real workhorse
This product has the power to handle my 3 acre parcel of wooded area. Assembly was reasonably easy but would be a snap with better diagrams and improved written instructions.
May 10, 2015
Power 2 get the job done.
I have a 5 acre wooded lot on a mountain. My driveway is dirt and gravel and about 200' long with a parking area. I attempted to blow away the leaves in the fall with a small blower and failed, so they sat all winter. I bought this unit and the pre-canned mixed fuel. Assembled and ready in 10 minutes, the instructions are not very good but most will figure it out. Filled it up, pressed the primer and it fired right up. It is a hard pull and really no way to hold it down while starting. The unit is heavy at 22+ lbs.
It did perform excellent for the 3.5 hours I had it running.
Ran it out of fuel, filled it back up, pressed the primer button and it fired right back up.
April 21, 2015
This thing is a monster waiting to be unleashed... I use this both around my house as well as on my job. Love this machine. I own a smaller 125Bt as well I've had for yrs still running great little hard to start but considering its age. I got the 150 BT as an upgrade & I'm happy I did. Compared to my 125Bt the 150 is a lot quieter than the 125Bt. I've used the heavier stihl backpack blower that's bigger than my 150Bt & honestly the husqvarna 150Bt has just as much power maybe more & is lighter than the stihl. I'll take my husky equipment any day over the competition.
March 3, 2015
So far…so good!
This will be the 4th blower I've purchased.
I've had a Homelite (which was horrible), a Ryobi (which was a little better), and an Echo (which was a lot better but the warranty did not cover the non-working blower).
So far, this blower is the best I've had. It has good power, and starts up relatively easy.
Let's see how it does after a couple of years.
February 11, 2015
Very good value for current times
Lets face it, the masses are treated like sheep these days ! I felt like this product delivered as advertised. I experienced a tight fit of the lower tubes but a little WD40 made them fit together nicely. I like the tight fit, tubes stay together, no flopping around. I live in the Pacific Northwest where the big Douglas Fir drop tons of Fir needles on the roof and rain gutters. Then they get wet and glue up in big clumps. Very difficult to blow out of the gutters. I could not believe how effective this blower was with cleaning the roof and gutters of Fir needles. 10 times more effective than my old gas blower. I didn't think it used a lot of gas (like some reported). I wonder if they left the choke on. I did make an extension to the blower tube, by duct taping a tube from my old blower to the new one. This allowed me to stand back from the edge of the high part of the roof. I used ear plugs during the initial effort but then removed them after realizing I didn't need them. I will say, I had to make 2 trips to Lowe's because the first unit I bought came in a box all sealed and looking exactly like a new unit. However, when I opened it, there was no manual or other documentation. All the parts were just tossed in the box and the fuel tank had a strong fuel smell. Lowes allowed me to swap it and we opened the second box at the store. it was totally different inside, with all the pieces in plastic bags or held by cardboard. There was also a manual and registration/warranty card. I am not sure who is responsible for this error but the first unit was not unused. I care if the 2 stroke fuel was not mixed correctly. Also, the wire harness retainer was not in the box on the first unit. I am sure this unit had been returned to someone. Anyway, my final unit was fantastic!
January 3, 2015
Great value for such a heavy duty blower!
I bought this to replace a hand held craftsman model that couldn't blow the hat off your head on a windy day! With my son working the rake and me running this Husqvarna 150BT we knocked out the whole property (1/2 acre with 5 large, leaf shedding trees) in 4 hours...a new record! I found it to be a little thirsty; I went through 3 cans of the ready mix fuel, but that could just be my perspective as a new user of a larger unit than I am used to. I found it took 4 good tugs getting the motor to crank following the instructions provided, but once it started it ran without a hiccup. Very quiet, and very little vibration. I really can't speak to the durability yet, but the landscaper who cuts my lawn uses Husqvarna exclusively, and his recommendation lead me to buy mine. He swears by them! Oh, and when you are assembling the unit, have some WD40 or Liquid Wrench on hand to coat the wand extensions. They fit together VERY tightly and you'll want to lube the ends first!
January 2, 2015