Great blower until it broke now 7 weeks in the shop
Unbelivable power and is the most powerful blower I own. Great for fall cleanups.
Bought new and used for 2 months. Bolts for the engine fell out and cracked block. In the shop for 7 weeks waiting on warranty authorizations and back ordered parts. I use this for my business and this defect has cost hundreds of lost revenue. My whole fleet is husqvarna and im thinking of going to stihl.
August 13, 2014
Thank u husky
Well I am or was a echo man I have have a srm 230 and a pas 266 and a 500t backpack that was not cutting the job so I have been looking that the 580bts or the echo pb770 thank god I went for the husky it has soo much power I can't believe the time saver it really is if u r a home owner u don't need something like this but for a guy like me u do
July 25, 2014
OKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOK it's pretty much the same as a RedMax EBZ8500 but orange so OrangeMax EBZ8500....................................................................
May 30, 2014
580BTS Backpack Review
Upgradeded to this blower from the 130BT 2 years ago. The 130BT was a great blower, it was just not big enough for my land and abundance of trees.
Unbelievable power! Starts like a champ every single time! I was leery about spending so much for a leaf blower but ever since the first use I have NEVER regretted it. This blower will blow anything in its path.
Wet leaves? No Problem.
Wet Grass? What Grass?
Sticks, twigs, acorns? Where'd they go?
At full throttle I have to brace myself because it unleashed a tornado of air!
All joking aside though this is probably the best purchase that I have made for my yard work. I use it every week from April to October. I even used it twice this winter to blow the snow off of my 300' long driveway!
At idle speed there is just the right amount of air to blow the grass clippings out of the flower beds without doing any damage and at full throttle I can launch leaves 20' into the woods when I need to.
May 25, 2014
Nice unit. Seems to move wet packed leaves easily. I have only ran it threw a tank of fuel so far so i cant rate its durability. Seems to work well. Starts easy. Hope it preforms well for many years. Would recommend for those whom want to save themselves from back ache and blisters. I just need to learn how to not blow leaves back on cleaned path's.
May 12, 2014
i bought this to blow snow off gravel and a very uneven driveway - after using this pack my hand held old echo (320cfm) unit does not feel like its even on there is such a dramatic power difference. Only problem i had one time, the throttle froze in the blizzard the thing made. Not a fault of the unit. I recommend an extra tube extension especially if your tall just to increase to angle a bit and keep you a bit further away from the Blow. It carries a bit more fuel then its sister unit by Redmax (owned by Husq.) and its got a better harness and i liked the way the air filter is attached. And Oh yea - it’s a nicer color, safety orange.
March 13, 2014
I was previously using the Sthil BR600 for my landscaping business. When it came time for me to expand my arsenal I decided to give the Husquvarna 580BTS a try . Ironically the local hardware store that I frequent and who exclusively sells Sthil products opened a new location. Apparently Sthil would not allow them to carry their products in the new location. So when I called the manager at the new location to check on the price of a new BR600 he mentioned that I could pick it up at another location , but then asked if I knew about the new Husquvarna 580BTS . When I said no he offed to transfer it to the store location near my home. It was available as promised the next morning for me to inspect. I knew right away that I was interested ! The first feature that grabbed my attention was the hip and chest straps. As an avid hiker/backpacker I always wondered why this feature wasn't yet available on a " backpack blower " ? Well , now it is and it works great ! Definitely cuts down on back strain during continual use. The next excellent feature I noticed when I used the Husquvarna for the first time on the job site. This blower is a beast !!! It is by far more powerful than its predecessor the poor BR600. My employees won't even pick up the Sthil if they can help it. The very blower I relied on for years now seems so under powered comparably , it may just get retired. There is now a new king of the hill! It is difficult , but I have only three small critiques about my new Husquvarna. First , the blower tube separates in the middle often during use . Although this is probably easily remedied with duct tape , I expect better from a high end backpack blower. Secondly , the throttle lock quickly vibrates out of full position during use making the feature useless. Thirdly , the handle design seems awkward to me and hurts my wrist after extended use. There is always room for improvement. Otherwise , I LOVE my new Husquvarna 580BTS and plan on purchasing another one shortly.
January 18, 2014
If you are looking for power, this is the one for you! I used to have a 350 & it did a good job, but when you are pushing a large pile or wet leaves this 580 will push threw as all other would not. The handle is a little different com paired to the 350, but it may just take a little time to get used to it. Over all a great product!!!!
January 15, 2014