First real leaf blower
It's hard for me to rate much on this, I just used it for the first time today. I had an old 1995 no name thing I used a few times this summer, but holy cow, this thing blows a mean wind! It took a little work to assemble the tube, the directions could have been a little easier--plus, I still don't know what the leftover wire piece is for, or the strap on the right side with the 'o' ring. But it did start up easy (make sure to purge the air bulb on the bottom of the carb) and it really moves leaves and debris! I raked or used a rider mower before to clean up leaves, but I will never do that again after using this thing! I still don't quite get the throttle positioning thing, but I just left in the idle position after I got it started, then used the 'cruise control' device to keep it blowing. I thought I unit was rather light--I didn't even hardly use the waist belt. I have to say, after today, I'm actually looking forward to Fall!
October 20, 2012
This is my first Husqvarna 150bt it is an amazing piece of machinery. Built very well. Very powerful. Starts everytime on first pull. Amazing blowing power! Will reccommend this product to everyone. Very Very Happy!!!!!!!!!
October 20, 2012
This is my first backpack blower and it far exceeds the standard hand held units ....great flexibility , power , lighter than expected .I would prefer to strap it on before starting but this does not appear possible.
October 19, 2012
this is a great thing for small landowners, however it is not powerful enough for heavy commercial use. it would take much more air power to be a fully commercial blower. it is great for small stuff though. starts w/ one pull.
October 17, 2012
First Husqvarna product. Very nice. Start easily and performs well. Nice product. Very happy with it.
October 15, 2012
Best Blower Ever
This is by far the best blower i have ever used. It is easy to start and always starts the first pull and has plenty of power. I have yet to see a piece of Husqvarna equipment that was no good. Keep up the good work guys.
October 12, 2012
interested in lawn care!
I have owned lawn care products before, but once i bought my husqvarna back pack blower,I found out that there is a major difference in quality and performance from company to company. husqvarna I am sold.
October 11, 2012
Gets the JOB Done!
Our property of over 1/3 acre with 12 oak trees and assorted ornamental trees is a challenge when it comes to leaves. And after 8 yrs with my Homelite handheld blower, it came time for a carb rebuild and tuneup, and the cost just didn't quite add up.
After a few days research, I found the overwhelming recommendation for the Husqvarna 150BT hard to ignore. Online prices for refurbished went as low as $249 w/free shipping (90 day warranty) vs 2 yrs for $299 was somewhat tempting, but I went to the local Lowe's and spent the extra $50.
Assembly was easy enough, except for the nozzle assembly. It was a tight fit and required using a rubber glove. I suggest using a touch of dishwashing liquid around the nozzle/hose to ease in inserting the sections together.
After mixing the pre-measured oil w/1 gal gas, I fueled up the blower and followed the start up direction. I have read people being able to start their machines in one pull, but I was not so lucky. It took me 5 pulls to get'er going the 1st time.
Power was sufficient with the broad nozzle doing a great job with both dry and wet leaves. It was able to dislodge leaves in and around bushes and corners with little problem. The straps were easy and comfortable, with decent padding, although the overall weight of the machine made it challenging to put on without starting from an elevated position.
The trottle controller was ergonomic and provided good hand hold control and adjustability even under motion. Engine noise had a deeper tone than my Homelite. I found it acceptable, and certainly not as annoying, but would still recommend hearing protection.
After about 45 minutes of continuous use I was at about 1/2 tank of fuel. After a 5 minute break and a fill up, I once again followed the startup procedure and it took about 7 pulls to get'er restarted.
I will wait another day to decide if the tough startup needs to be addressed, before I consider returning to Lowe's
I would certainly recommend the Husqvarna 150BT for its Quality, Ergonomics, Ease of Use and Low Vibration. Startup was not as easy as I would have liked, and time will tell if the Construction and Value holds up beyond my hand-held blower.
October 6, 2012