Overstated Capability / 150BT is Underpowered
Although I still believe that Husqvarna makes quality products, the 150BT Gas Backpack Blower does not live up to my expectations. It's just not powerful enough to blow stacks of dry leaves any distance. It will do a fine job if you have light debris and dry leaves, but if you live in an area with lots of trees dropping leaves, this unit will not work for you. You will end up, at best, blowing your leaves into a pile and then having to cart them off in a tarp or trash bucket to their final destination. I tried to return this unit to Pantano Power Equipment LLC, the agent for Amazon, and they were not at all cooperative. They demanded a $75+ restocking fee. I tried to negotiate with them about this unfair charge but they would not even respond to my inquiries. So I'm just going to sell the unit locally. Bad purchase on my part. Bad advertising on the part of Amazon, Husqvarna and Pantano Power Equipment LLC. I do not recommend this blower.
February 13, 2013
One awesome blower
This blower is awesome. It is very comfortable to wear and is very easy to operate. I have taken it to some of my friends houses and let them feel the difference between some competitors that they own. One of them actually purchased his own by the end of the weekend. I would recommend this unit to anyone that has a yard. Its power is impressive.
February 11, 2013
Unit Overheats and loses power when hot
Runs great in cold weather. When hot out it overheats and loses power. I run extra oil to keep it happy.
January 31, 2013
King of the Blowers
The150BT is the best blower I have owned. Start easily and runs continuosly with no problem. Back pack style makes it easy on the sholders for large yards like ours. If you read and follow the assembly instructions it goes together quickly and easily!
January 30, 2013
I work for an assisted living facility, and I dont have room to store a large snow blower, even though the winters here dictate that I need one. I purchased this for a fall cleanup project, and on a whim decided to try it when we had our first snow as well. It worked great! This morning I used it on 4 inches of wet snow, and did 100ft. of sidewalk in under an hour. Great product!
January 30, 2013
The Husqvarna BT works well and is fairly fuel efficient. It has plenty of power, and isn't too loud (with ear protection). I sometimes have difficulty getting it started, but that hasn't been a persistent problem. It works far better than the previous electrical leaf blower I had, and I'm glad we purchased this. The backpack part of it makes it very easy to use, and it feels very light on the back. Assembling it was easy except for the nose, which was very tight and difficult. I was glad the assembly was over once it was done. Overall I'd recommend this product for anyone who wants to blow their leaves instead of hiring a service. A good way to get it done relatively quickly.
January 26, 2013
I don't normally write reviews but decided to after using this blower. I replaced an older Echo and all I can say is Wow! This machine is quiet and runs with no vibration. But the most impressive feature is the power of the air blast. It will blow even small rocks and limbs with ease. This is the first blower that I have used that can effectively "rake" the yard. Great tool.
January 23, 2013
Easy to use
Very happy with the product..powerful tool and easy to use
January 15, 2013