I reviewed a variety of backpack models as to cfm and mph...for the money this Husky beat all by landslide. actual starting and operation is excellent...only complaint I have so far is the manual of instructions is vague and hard to read but once over that it starts and runs well. Rumors of Husky quality failures recent years have stopped me from total rating of 5, but will wait and see for myself. note also very quiet running much less noise than my old hand held blower.
November 21, 2014
One powerful leaf blower
This leaf blower is an excellent product in design and in operation. It goes together quickly out of the box. Tolerences are close on the blower arm pipes so some lubrication helps things go together. I used WD-40.
Having too little experience and data, I cannot say anything about this machine's reliability, dependability, or ease of repair but I can say that, as a new-to-me product, it fired right up and did an outstanding job in clearing my yard of just about anything that was not nailed down.
The only thing that could possibly keep this machine from being rated absolutely excellent is if it breaks too easily in use or is too difficult to repair or having repair parts that are prohibitively expensive or parts that are hard to obtain.
This machine is not overly noisy but I would recommend using ear protection anyway.
November 19, 2014
The best blower i have ever had
This is by far the best blower I have ever had, even my wife say so, she has commented on how much it makes her job easier to do. I should have got one of these years ago, I have never been so happy.
November 7, 2014
could use strap on top of your cest to hold in place better
October 31, 2014
Let the leaves fall
This was purchased to take care of the fall leaves of 13 Oak trees on my property, not to blow grass trimmings.
Assembly was straight forward once I applied oil to the tube ends.The blower has more than enough power to do its job. It is very easy to start, usually on the second pull. Although it is not light, It rests comfortably when the straps are adjusted. I appreciate the waist strap. After using for 2 hours, I do not feel overly worked.
Rather than mix my own 2 cycle fuel, I use the 50:1 premixed to avoid any problems. I cannot comment on its durability because I have only used it three times, all without problems.
This blower is well worth the price.
October 30, 2014
Worst experience ever with a small engine tool! I have spent 30-40 mins per day attempting to start this premium priced blower. On the rare occasion that it does start, I run it dry for fear that I'll never get it started again. Very disappointed in the quality, especially for the price!
October 26, 2014
Awesome Blower...The Best!!!
I've had my 150BT for 7 years and I'm still blowing the neighbors away with it. Purchased at Ace in Winder, Ga. this was well worth the money, which wasn't a lot. Even with the 5 year wsrranty which was never needed.
I've used plenty of other brands but they cant compare to this little powerhouse. The airflow specs were spot on when comparing other makes and models and even to this day, the reliabilty and maintanence procedures are excellent. All I've ever had to do is chage spark plugs and CHECK the air filter!
Never could I have asked for a better product to wrangle leaves around the yard! I suggest to future buyers to not let your opportunity pass you by.
October 23, 2014
Bought it over a month ago at Lowe's. Have been very impressed with the performance using it to move leaves away from the house and to clear the 150' driveway. Much more power than a string trimmer convert. this unit will move leaves and small sticks from under a car and send them beyond the other side. Wish I had bought one sooner. Handling is good; quitter than I expected. Starts on the second pull.
October 21, 2014