Able to do round 1 of my entire yard
I have to maintain about 2/3rd acre grassy area on a 3+acre heavily wooded lot, so we call this the "war of the leaves" each year. I previously had an Echo that could not move an entire leaf pile. Today it was too wet to use my Cyclone Rake (basically a giant leaf vacuum I attach to my tractor) so I tried this blower. Ran an entire tank of gas through it, about 2 hrs run time straight, completely blew all leaves off yard into woods. Only slightly sore in wrist and back. No issues, and extremely powerful. Harness very comfortable.
October 12, 2014
warranty upgrade for 560bts blower
On Feb. 15, 2015 I went on line and registered the blower. I send in copy of invoice for 3 cans of pre-mixed gas. This gas, Husqvarna said it would upgrade my warranty to 4 years.
It is now March 19, 2014 and I have not received any word about my warranty. If they fail to upgrade my warranty I will not purchase another Husqvarna product.
I called their customer service and talked to a person. They said they would check about my warranty and call me back. That was over two weeks ago and I have not hear from them.
March 19, 2014
I own a Echo PB603 that is getting up in years and decided to get a new blower since leaf season is here. Went to my local dealer where I bought it and he has changed to carrying Husky's. Looked at specs and 350Bt seemed roughly equivalent so bought it. Carried it home and tried blowing piles I had blown with the Echo. No luck, too many pine needles that it didn't want to move. Went back and my dealer let me upgrade to the 560BT. All the difference in the world. My advice, don't just read the specs, try it out if possible before buying. 350 would have been ok if all I had were hardwood leaves to blow.
November 6, 2013
Good item, but........
Terrible manual, the worst. Seems to be a common problem as I purchased other tools and they either don't come with a manual or the print is so tiny you need others to possibly read it for you. However, it gets the job done! Storing is an issue. It should come with some type of hook-up.
March 26, 2013
Love this blower
Can't believe it took me so long to invest in this. My cabin would be a sitting duck in the event of a wildfire, so the Forestry Service has encouraged me to keep all leaves blown at least 50 feet away from it. That sounded like a daunting task, especially since it had rained for days when I finally had a chance to go up there. I could not believe how easily this thing handled years' worth of wet, compacted leaves. It made the job quick, easy, and actually pretty enjoyable. Can't say a single bad thing about it. Haven't had it a terribly long time, but it fires right up every time I pull the cord and it just seems to be very solidly built.
February 21, 2013
Powerful and ergonomic blower. Comfortable shoulder straps
February 2, 2013
This machine will far exceed any advanced homeowner who has challenging landscape tasks for cleanup.
I has several properties with different elements for cleaning such as pine needles, red oaks leaves as well as maple. Works well on wet and dry removal.
Another thing this blowers works well for is when if in your climate area you may have a light snow dusting cleanup is made simple instead of shoveling.
I have other hand held blowers and a walk behind all purpose machine and this will eliminate the competition and even be the reason to also upgrade to a Husqvarna handheld blower because of it overall construction and durability.
January 27, 2013
Plenty of Power
This blower has plenty of power even to move wet leaves.
January 24, 2013