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What to consider when buying a blower

A blower is a great help for cleaning up leaves, debris, grass and hedge clippings. But what should you think about when buying a new blower? Here are a few things to keep in mind before you buy one. We have blowers for all of your needs. If you know what you will use it for, we can help you pick the right one.

Handheld or backpack?

The important thing to remember when buying a blower is what it will be used for. If you are using it for shorter periods of time and smaller amounts debris, it is better to choose a lightweight, agile hand-held leaf blower like the Husqvarna 125B. If you are working for longer periods and with more material to blow, a backpack blower is better.

The backpack blowers are divided into two categories, for general professional jobs and those even more demanding tasks. The most powerful blower is the Husqvarna 580BTS, which has a filtered air intake for longer operating time and trouble-free use.

Turn the blower into a vacuum

A blower can also be turned into a vacuum cleaner to suck grass, clippings and leaves from the ground. It is especially useful in places where you don’t want to blow debris around, for example around a pond, or your parked car. The Husqvarna 125BVx comes with a vacuum kit included.

Battery or petrol?

Modern battery blowers are lightweight, strong, remarkably silent and nearly vibration- free. All Husqvarna products use the same type of charger and charging a 4.2 Ah battery takes 30-50 minutes. Some extra batteries or a backpack battery allow you to work a full day. Battery blowers are perfect for indoor jobs, or when you are working in noise-sensitive areas, such as hospitals, schools and city parks. If you are doing heavier work, like moving a lot of wet leaves, we recommend that you consider a petrol backpack blower, since it is more appropriate for that task.

Things to consider when buying a blower:


  1. Make sure it is easy to start and use.

  2. Pick a blower with low vibration, to avoid fatigue and vibration injuries.
  3. Make sure it has sufficiently high air speed and airflow for the task.

  4. If you are working long hours, make sure that the backpack blower come with harnesses that are comfortable, and have a hip belt and wide shoulder straps for load-reduction.
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Blowing away leaves in the garden

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