Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower
Powered by one of the most fuel efficient petrololine engines of all petrol powered leaf blowers I have ever tested, the Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) is powerful enough to suit the needs of the most exacting commercial landscapers. The leaf blower is powered by one of the brand of new generation Makita 4-stroke engines. As a result, you do not need to mix petrololine and oil before using it and, with the Makita’s low compression technology, you end up saving up to 60% of normal fuel with ordinary engines.
Testing and Expert rating of the Makita BHX2500CA leaf blower
To ensure compliance with the strictest standards, I tested the leaf blower and rated it on the usual comparative scale for all the leaf blower reviews featured on this site . I was interested in getting a good idea about the leaf blower’s design features, its price (value for money), versatility in use, how powerful its motor is as well as overall fuel efficiency. The result of this comparative rating is as detailed below:
- Design – 9/10
- Price – 8 /10
- Power – 9 /10
- Versatility – 9/10
- Efficiency – 10/10
- Average rating – 9.0/10
Makita BHX2500CA 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower Features
The Makita BHX2500CA comes with a wealth of features which are suitable for commercial grade landscaping projects. Yet, owing to its ease of handling as well as the affordable, it cannot be considered out of place in a typical homeowner’s garage. Here is a summary of the feature which serve to make this leaf blower such a versatile piece of yard and garden equipment:
1. Robust but Fuel Efficient Engine
petrol leaf blowers are hard to make. You either end up with a powerful, high torque engine but the equipment becomes too unwieldy to lug around. Of course, the manufacturer could end up making the leaf blower a backpack model. But in my experience, lugging a petrololine fumes spewing device on your back is not ideal. Makita have managed to pull off an admirable feat of technical excellence by making a handheld leaf blower which is nonetheless powerful enough to make any blowing task easy and straightforward. The Makita BHX2500CA Handheld Blower is powered by a 4-stroke, 24.5 CC, commercial duty petrololine engine which requires no fuel mixing prior to use. The engine is fueled by a 17.7 ounce petrol tank. By making use of innovative compression technology, the engine is efficient enough even with such an apparently low fuel capacity tank.
2. Lightweight Compact Design
Once you hold the Makita BHX2500CA petrol blower you will be surprised by just how portable it is. Even when the tank is full, you will not have to struggle to carry it with you as you sweep the yard. Weighing at only 9.8 pounds, this is by far the lightest petrol powered leaf blower in its class. The Echo PB 500T leaf blower is a backpack type and, while it delivers more power, it weighs a whopping 20.5 pounds.
3. Low Emissions, Quiet Operation
Makita’s 4-stroke engines are designed to comply with the most exacting standards and guarantee value for money. This is not just about getting the job with the least fuel consumed but it is also about ensuring complete combustion for lowering emissions as well. This 4-stroke ensures the quietest operation so you can go about working your yard without waking the neighbors. But this Makita 4-stroke engine is not only irrepressibly efficient and quieter than anything you have tried before but it is also built to meet the exacting CARB Tier III environmental standards for use in the state of California and elsewhere.
- You do not have to mix fuels before using it
- One of the easiest engines to start of all the petrol powered leaf blowers we have tested on this site
- Compact and lightweight design for maximum comfort during use
- Backed by a powerful engine without making it unwieldy
- Ergonomic grip makes it easy to hold the leaf blower for many hours on end without fatigue
- Cruise control feature for continuous operation without fiddling with levers and buttons
Customer Ratings and Reviews
By the time of compiling this detailed review, the Makita BHX2500CA leaf blower had accumulated a total of 273 reviews and ratings on Amazon with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. It is an impressive profile with the vast majority of reviewers pleased about the quality of the machine itself as well as its amazing performance in operation. As is usually the case with such machinery, there are often some dissatisfaction by customers about shipping or handling. This is certainly the motivation for some of the critical reviews on Amazon. If you want to receive your leaf blower in mint condition, choose express shipping to receive your machine in time and defect free.
For an item that represents such a triumph of engineering excellence it can be hard to pick any flaws. But nonetheless here is a short list of a couple of things Makita could improve to make the Makita BHX2500CA leaf blower one of the most effective products available online:
- While buying the leaf blower is easy and straightforward, if you are looking for accessories and parts, the task is not as easy.
- It is apparent the manual has been translated directly from Japanese to English and for someone who is not very adept with leaf blowers, there are certain instructions which border on incomprehensible.
The Bottom Line
When all is said and done though, the Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) is still one of the most elegant leaf blowers you can buy. Its versatility of design as well as efficient operation make it a real bargain as well as having one of the best value for money credentials in the industry.