Things to keep in mind when buying a leaf blower
Whether you're cleaning up the job site or your own backyard, choosing the right leaf blower for your needs can make all the difference.
What's on your to-do list?
For starters, consider how you'll be using your new leaf blower. If you're a homeowner or property owner, your instinct might be to say "bigger is better" and buy the heaviest-duty blower you can afford. However, keep in mind the specific tasks you'll be using the blower for. If you're blowing off your driveway, porch or sidewalk, you may wish to choose a compact and efficient battery powered electric cordless leaf blower model such as the 320iB. But if you're planning on undertaking major projects, such as gutter cleaning or leaf cleanups, you'll need something with a bigger focus on performance, such as the 150BT or 350BT gas blower.
Likewise, if you're a professional landscaper, you know power and performance are non-negotiable attributes. However, other considerations will play an important role as well, including the equipment's weight and, in certain settings, the noise level (fortunately, Husqvarna has a range of commercial leaf blowers for professionals, including an innovative battery backpack blower).
Handheld or backpack?
Handheld leaf blowers are typically lighter in weight and provide the best maneuverability in tight spaces. They are ideal for light-duty yard projects like blowing out flowerbeds and removing grass clippings from sidewalks, driveways and smaller lawns. Some handheld blowers are vacuum capable, allowing you to collect debris.
Backpack leaf blowers provide the added power and air speed needed to clear leaves, sand, gravel and other debris from larger land areas. While they weigh more than handheld units, ergonomic harnesses spread the weight to reduce fatigue and strain on your back, arms and hands.
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General fact about Husqvarna Leaf Blowers
There are a wide range of features available to provide specific solutions for specific needs. Consider the following:
- Low noise
If keeping noise to a minimum is a top priority, look for a blower with noise dampening technology. Husqvarna’s 550iBTX is especially designed to emit low noise, enabling professionals to work without concern in residential areas. Alternatively, the 436LiB is quiet and easy to use as well, while offering lightweight commercial-grade performance.
- Stays clean
For professional landscapers, durability and productivity are a must. Husqvarna’s Air Injection™ centrifugal air cleaning system reduces wear and extends the operating time between filter cleanings.
Ergonomic design is important for anyone working with a blower for an extended period. Our Low Vib® technology provides effective anti-vibration dampeners that absorb vibration, minimizing the stress on your arms and hands.
- Low emissions
Protecting the environment is our mutual interest and concern. Husqvarna’s X-TORQ® engine technology on gas blower models reduces harmful exhaust emissions by up to 75% and increases fuel efficiency by up to 20%. Battery powered models produce no emissions and save users money on gas, which makes them good for the environment and your wallet.
All Husqvarna leaf blowers are cordless, allowing you to move around freely. Not having to use an extension cord gives you a big advantage in hard to reach places like rooftops and gutters. Handheld cordless electric blowers are easier to operate, lighter and quieter. Gas blowers usually provide you with more power and attachment options depending on the model.