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
This is an Awesome Blower
Loving this thing
I bought it a little more that a month ago and am very pleased.
I have been using it at lest once a week.
What used to be a dreaded chore is now almost fun
I even help out the neighbors now and they have been impressed
This blower moves wet leaves as easily as the dry ones
It is a little awkward between the house and the shrubs but my front yard used to take about 3 hours now takes about 30 minutes
Assembly was pretty quick I used some lite oil on the tubes and they went together fairly easily
The blower comes with two nozzles. The small one maximizes air velocity, and the larger one maximizes air volume. I have not used the smaller one yet because the larger one has all the power I need.
I also own a husqvarna weed wacker for several years and I have to say although they are more expense they prove to be worth every penny. No I do not make any money endorsing their products. At 60 years old I have had experience with at lot of different brands and the 2 husqvarna products I do own have sold me on their quality
December 16, 2014
Wish I had invested in a powerful blower years ago
This is my second season using the 150BT. I am totally satisfied. This is by far the best leaf blower I have ever owned.
I'm 67 and have lived in the same house on a wooded lot for 26 years. I have used several leaf blowers through the years: First a couple of electric blowers, then a hand-held 2-cycle gas blower. All were "highly rated" in "their class." They all did their job in "their class."
However, the 150BT literally and figuratively blows the others away. It starts easily and has held up 100% for two seasons. I've also lent it freely to my next door neighbor (he lends me his snow blower), so in a way, it's actually gotten more than just two year's service on it. I'm very happy.
I DO recommend, however, that you keep your smaller blower too. The 150BT is a little large and unwieldy to get into corners and close quarters, such as hedges and bushes close to walls, etc. Also, I have to get up on the roof (rancher) and blow leaves that find their way into the nooks and crannies of the roof. The 150BT would be unwieldy and possibly hazardous in this situation.
Also, a smaller blower is probably better suited to gutter cleaning, which requires a good bit of precision and agililty that a backpack can't provide. I am fairly certain that there is no available OEM gutter cleaning kit for the 150BT anyway (although I'm sure I could adapt something to it).
Hope this is helpful. Good luck. Enjoy autumn.
December 14, 2014
This is the best blower I have ever owned. I wish it had a strap to go between the shoulder harness.
December 7, 2014
Blower did not perform
After carefully considering my blower options, I chose to purchase the Husqvarna150BT. The reviews that I read were mostly positive and that helped me to choose this one. I purchased a fresh gallon of 93 octane gas and mixed it with the oil that came with. My blower started after about 5 pulls and I was ready. I found it to have lots of power and it was pretty quiet. After the third tank of gas it began to stall after running a short time so I had to take it off my back and restart. It would then run and I'd put it back on and it would begin to run rough and stall again. It then became hard to start so I returned it for a refund. Sadly I was not happy with it's performance. I have not bought a replacement at this time.
December 6, 2014
Much stronger than the other blower I own!
This blower is awesome! Husqvarna has always been a name associated with quality and performance. I have never used a backpack type blower before so I only have my handheld model to compare it to. The difference is night and day! It took only a few minutes to adjust the straps to fit my large frame, but once adjusted I barely noticed the weight. The control levers are easy to use. With the power switch located on the joystick, it's very easy to forget to turn it on before yanking on the pull cord! I know, I've done it a few times. Fuel economy could be better, IMO. I added a quart of Husqvarna's pre-mixed fuel when I started it for the first time, and it went through that in less than 20 minutes! Maybe it's just because the engine is new, hopefully it will improve over time. I'm still happy that I bought this blower, it's cut my work time in half.
December 2, 2014
Great power and performance
Great backpack blower use it all day Saturday and Sunday I blew about 3 acres of leaves and still running strong it eats a little bit of gas but blows a bunch of leaves is money well spent and will continue to buy more ask Husquavarna products I hope to be able to use this for many many years to come.
November 30, 2014
Good blower, but not for pine straw
Used it for the first time today at a customer's house cleaning out pine straw. I immediately realized it wasn't as powerful as I t it'd be, after thinking about it though I realized it really was moving a ton of pine straw, just not as quick as I thought it would. Something bigger wouldn't be bad but this has more than enough power for the average person. It is very quiet and after using it all day it wasn't heavy at all. If this lasts as long as all the other Husqvarna products I own it will be money well spent.
November 22, 2014