BT150 is a must have if you hate to rake...
With multiple properties in New England this unit is a blessing saving huge amounts of hard labor.
November 13, 2012
This blower does all I need it to do on my 4 acres of trees. It has enough force to push leaves 100-200 feet into the woods. It does a great job of getting leaves out of our planters without uprooting the small plants. It is very comfortable with the waist belt taking a lot of the weight. I love having a hand free to drink a cup of coffee!! I priced more expensive commericial blowers and did not want to spend the extra money. While I put this to a workout I knew I was not going to use it every day for 5-10 hours. I really did my research and this had great reviews. I do not see where the other brand would have preformed any better. If I wanted more power I could have purchased the most powerful Husqvana for about the price of the other brand that was equivlent to the BT150 specs.
The only real negitive that I see is that there is no easy way to hold it down while starting. I see many of the other reviews state the same thing.
November 11, 2012
I love my new blower. It starts easily every time, feels comfortable on my back, and has more power than any other blower I have ever used. I have also noticed that it runs longer on a tank of gas than my old blower did. I couldn't be happier with my purchase of my new husqvarna.
November 11, 2012
This is the 3rd Husqvarna commercial backpack blower that I have purchased and currently own. That in itself tells what I think about the quality and value. I run a small 3 person landscape design/build/maintenance crew. Come fall we blow a lot of leaves for my clients and am very pleased with your product. I also believe there is always room for improvment in any endeavor and blowers are no diffw=erent. It could have a little more power, could cost a little less, etc. But is fine as they are too.
November 10, 2012
Easy to use
The leaf blower starts easy, has alot of power, will blow about anything. A little heavy for my wife, but she uses it anyway.
November 9, 2012
BT-150: Absolutely Outstanding!
Without hesitation or reservation I can recommend the BT-150. It is durable as a rock and not cumbersome to carry around on your back. The shoulder pads are very well designed and comfortable. Again, have NO reservations about buying this.
November 8, 2012
I wish I had bought this blower years ago. It makes quick work of leaf clean-up. It starts first pull every time and the power is phenominal. Husqvarna has paid attention to the little things such as providing one tool that can completely dis-assemble the entrie blower, Using Hi-torq star screws which tend to last longer than cross-tip (phillips). The unit is light weight and easy to use all day long without causing back strain. If there was one thing I wish was different, I guess it would be the back rest. While it is extremely comfortable, it does not allow for good air flow. My shirt is typically drenched with sweat after using it for an hour. If that is the worst thing I have to deal with, it's not much of a complaint. Good job Husqvarna!!!!
November 8, 2012
Overall very positive with a few recommendations for monor improvements...
Overall I am very pleased with my new 150BT Back Blower. This is my 2nd Husqvarna Backpack Blower, my first (the 145BT) has been relocated to our weekend home in the mountains. And although it too has been an excellent machine, the 150BT has a number of improvements with only a few minor characteristics that should be addressed.
The pro’s: 1) The padding and harness configuration of the 150BT is far superior to any backpack blower in its class; 2) The blower tubing offers several staging sections that can be coordinated to configure for length of tubing and blowing patterns for difficult to reach and/or for concentrated blowing; and 3) The engine is not only more powerful than the 145BT and others I know of in this class, but is also must quieter than any blower I have used.
The con’s: 1) Unlike the 145BT, the 150BT is more difficult to pull start; the pull resistance is greater; 2) While the 145BT continues to start on the first pull after many years, the new 150BT requires 2 pulls in warmer weather and up to 3 pulls to start in cooler weather, with full choke engaged and a minimum of 6-8 pumps of the priming bulb, (the 145BT consistently requires only 2-3 priming pumps if any at all on full choke); 3) The multi-stage blower tubing is difficult to assemble and twist into locked position. Admittedly this has the advantage, once accomplished, of preventing the stages from coming apart during use. However, this fact has the additional side-effect of making the blower tube more difficult to change around or reconfigure (e.g. shorten tube or change shape of the last or differently shaped tips); 4) The trigger grip housing is difficult to assemble with the main corrugated tubing coming directly from the blower mechanism on the up-wind side and the staged blower tubing on the down-wind side. Even with the wing-nut completely loosened, it is very difficult to fully insert and evenly seat the tubes from either side into the trigger handle housing; and 5) Once again the difficulty in assembling the upper and lower blower tubing sections with the trigger handle housing would presume that the assembled parts would be secure and challenging to disassemble if necessary. However, even after assembling correctly with the wing-nut tightened completely the lower section immediately down-wind of the trigger handle housing easily comes lose and falls out of the housing fairly easily and often enough to require it to be duct-taped into place.
All in all however, I am still very satisfied with the overall quality and performance of the 150BT and my much older 145BT, (which anecdotally has been relocated and assigned for full 1 acre duty at our weekend home in the mountains, where it continues to operate beautifully with regular maintenance that keeps it running smoothly and prevents unnecessary wear and tear, fuel leakage and extensive emissions from lack of optimum performance.
For the record I will recommend this product to others seeking a blower in this class, and I will purchase another backpack blower for an investment property I own in another state, for which I am contractually obligated to provide all necessary lawn and yard care and maintenance equipment. Living 600 miles away from this property makes it imperative that the products I provide require little maintenance, don’t break down often, perform consistently and otherwise generally take more wear and tear without failing.
November 8, 2012