Powerful, quit, and comfortable
I have only had the blower a few days, but have used the unit to blow lots of leaves and sticks from my driveway and edge of woods. I have been impressed with the power of the unit to blow wet leaves and push larger piles across my yard. I have had a weedwacker attachment blower for years, though this unit is 10 times more powerful, quiet, and easy to use. My only recommendation would be that Husqvarna make the flexible elbow a few inches longer so that the discharge pipe could move more freely to the left. The unit has good range of motion from 10:00 to 3:00. It takes a bit more effots to position the optput further left. THis is probably not as much of an issuefor someone smaller than 6'2", 195 lbs like myself. The weight of the unit is not bad. The harness is comfortable and distributes the weight nicely across the shoulders. I used the unit twice this weekend for over an hour each time without fatigue. The real benefit this unit has over other blowers, especially weed-wacker attachments, is how quiet the unit is. Most of the noise that you hear while using the unit comes fromthe air intake/ blower making a nice whirling/ whining sound. I would definitely recommend this unit for a homeowner or someone with 1+ acres to maintain. I will definitely consider other Husqvarna equipment if this unit continues to impress me for the remainder of the season.
October 2, 2011
Power for your money
This is my second backpack blower purchase. I was extremely impressed with the performance of this machine.
After priming the blower it started on the first pull with ease! The first test was blowing wet leaves from around my hot tub on my deck. ( the only work here was cleaning the debris from the siding that I blew on it! ) The second test was to blow cut grass from the sidewalk. ( I never used power other than idle speed ) I have no idea why you would include the smaller tapered end tube because I did not need it to acomplish both task with ease. Who knows what that will move!
September 27, 2011
Worked great right out of the box
From the day I bought this blower I have not had any issues, it has always done what i need.
September 27, 2011
Better than Competitor
Spent a little extra money to purchase the Husqvarna Backpack after trying two other competitors, and have absolutely no regrets with my decision.
September 26, 2011
Very happy with this Blower
The blower was easy to put together, and starts on first pull everytime. I think it was a great price
September 25, 2011
Great Blower for the money
This is a great blower. I love that it is not as loud as other blowers. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a backpack blower..
September 23, 2011
Good with Some Flaws
Good weight, power and reliable starting. However,the bulb to prime is in a difficult to reach spot and the shoulder straps are difficult to adjust and need more padding
September 20, 2011
Impressed with Husqvarna products
I've never owned a Husqvarna product before.
I was apart of a relief effort to clear felled trees from the tornadoes that ravaged properties as they went through AL and TN back in April 2011.
I learned that one of the relief workers, John, from my area would volunteer to cut trees each winter to split wood for those who needed help with heating their homes by wood. John choose Husqvarna for all his cutting needs. He didn't own just 1 Husqvarna chainsaw, but 6 of them ranging from small to huge.
John was one of these volunteer relief workers to clear felled trees down in Chattanooga TN back in April 2011. He brought his 6 Husqvarna chainsaws.
I was impressed with how well those Husqvarna chainsaws ran. Tank after tank, they ran ALL day long without a problem.
So when it was time to get a gas powered blower, I choose Husqvarna because of how those Husqvarna chainsaws performed in Chattanooga that April day. Plus, John had a lot of good things to say about Husqvarna.
My neighbor owns a backpack blower. During winter when it snowed, I used my handheld blower to clear snow while my neighbor used his backpack blower. His could move more snow than my handheld. So I was interested in getting a backpack model that performed as well as his. This 150BT does an amazing job at clearing wet leaves and debris my handheld would only dream about. This backpack blower cuts down the time it takes to clear clippings and debris after a mowing. It has the power to move the material up and out of the way.
I am really happy with this backpack blower and hope it performs as well as those chainsaw did for a long time to come.
September 15, 2011