World of difference
For many years I've used Echo's Shred-n-Vac. It finally bit the dust and I needed something I could use for an hour or two straight but not wear myself out using it. Did a lot of research. Looked seriously at the newer Echo 350T. Unfortunately, the reviews for that model were short of what I felt comfortable with (engines mostly) and I'd just finished reading an article in CR about them. Final straw: Lowe's was having a sale on this model ending the next day AND buy purchasing Husqvarna's fuel I doubled my warranty. No brainer, right?? Not the easiest to put together. Not a lot of material to fuss with but you best use some lubricant to slide the pieces together. Along with mounting the throttle bar to the swivel pipe (hint: do it from the front of the swivel pipe not the back) the entire assembly was short. Put in the gas, primed, pulled three time (harder to pull than the Echo but a larger engine and brand new) started right up. Then the fun began. This thing really moves air/debris. So much better than the Echo. Very quiet as well. Highly recommend so far. Be interesting to see how it holds up. Don't use much. Decided to stick with Husq's fuel. Had too many problems with the ethanol fuel one buys at gas stations. A little more expensive for the preblended mix from Husq but more than worthwhile in the long run I'm sure.
October 20, 2013
I have used a Troy Built hand gas blower and it is hard on my arms as I have to keep moving it around and it is not user friendly. My neighbor has a Echo back blower and I had used it many times and like the back pack feature. When looking for a blower for my use. I considered all brands, easy to use, access to controls and durability. I picked the Husqvarna 150 as it is easy to use, controls are easy to access and is very power full. I have an acre with lots of trees and it takes me about an hour to clean the lot with this unit. I am not wore out when I am finished using the blower. I would recommend this unit to others.
October 20, 2013
Better than 5 hp blower on wheels
This backpack blower replaced a much large blower on wheels that was a challenge to maneuver around trees and up and down hills. It doesn't move as much air, but it is much more efficient at moving leaves and more fun to use. With my larger blower, I always had to blow leaves into piles and then rake them by hand onto a large tarp before pulling the tarp to the back of my yard. Now, I just keep moving the pile without the intermediate step. The improved efficiency comes from being able to better direct the flow of air using the flexible tubing.
My Husqvarna blower (and string trimmer) always start on the first or second pull. The blower weighs over 20 lbs, but the harness is very comfortable and distributes the weight very well. There is no objectionable vibration, but you do need to wear hearing protection. I have used it for 2 hours at a time without fatigue. I researched several models and brands before purchasing this one. Husqvarna was well rated by other users, and I now understand why. I made a great decision buying this blower.
October 15, 2013
Not very strong
I had an old cheap craftsman before that I had for years and it blew a lot stonger than this one. This one starts really easy.
October 15, 2013
This Blower is easy to use starts easily within the 3rd pull and wind speed is it produces is more than adequate
October 1, 2013
My old faithful 125bt died today. I have a 3 man crew. The 125 was my first backpack blower that I bought for my house 7 years ago!!!!! I replaced the old girl with the 150BT. Very powerful I was going to get a Stihl but for the price I could not beat it. I do own a Stihl 500, and 430. The 500 is heavy and has a little more power Buuuut.........The Husqvarna equipment in my inventory keeps running !!!!
September 20, 2013
bad 2 the bone
fires up 1 or 2 pulls every time.i got a great deal on this on ebay.paid 289.00 very strong.
August 24, 2013
Husqvarna is the best.
This was my first Husqvarna purchase and it lives up to the all the hype I've heard about them. Amazing quality. This blower is so smooth and powerful. I love using it.
August 9, 2013