Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Petrol Backpack Blower
Husqvarna is a brand which requires little introduction to anyone with at least some passing interest in power tools for use in the home and garden. This particular petrol powered leaf blower is an excellent example of the company’s impressive pedigree and excellence in delivering tools which offer excellent value for money. It is not only efficient but also designed to offer comfort in real use. And when you throw in Husqvarna’s excellent and comprehensive warranty guarantees on their products, you can be certain that this is a purchase which will prove a great investment down the years.
Independent Rating of the Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Petrol Backpack Blower
In our independent tests, this leaf blower delivered one of the most impressive performances of the year. With all its well thought-out features and performance specifications, this is definitely one of the foremost contenders for the Top 10 best leaf blowers 2015 has to offer. Here is a summary of our evaluation and rating to illustrate why this is the case. As usual, we considered the overall design features, the pricing (value for money to be precise), versatility in performing various leaf blowing tasks as well as the overall fuel and energy efficiency of the leaf blower.
- Design – 9/10
- Price – 8 /10
- Power – 9 /10
- Versatility – 10/10
- Efficiency – 9/10
- Average rating – 9.0/10
Features of the Husqvarna 150BT Backpack Blower
1. 50cc X-Torq Engine
This backpack leaf blower is designed to offer unparalleled performance and yet offer intuitive starts every time. The 50cc engine gives a big grunt as well as capacity to provide lengthy performance in actual use. Moreover, the X-Torq technology means it is much easier to get the leaf blower working. All you have to do is a few tugs and the engine will be purring, ready for any challenge. While I am the first to admit that how easily an engine starts has not much to do with whether the machine itself is worth buying or not but definitely it is a big consideration. However, when it comes to raw power and lasting ability in actual work, there a countable few leaf blowers to match the performance and pedigree of Husqvarna 150BT.
2. 250 MPH air speed
The petrol powered motor at the heart of the Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Petrol Backpack Blower has been optimized to deliver high performance even for the most demanding yard cleaning tasks. Capable of blowing at 250 MPH, the leaf blower will work well not only with leaves but other forms of yard debris as well. Even when blowing leaves stuck together after rain or other forms of precipitation, the leaf blower certainly rises to the task in terms of performance.
3. Load-Reducing Harness
While the leaf blower weighs in at well over 20 pounds with the petrol tank full, it is still a joy to work with. This owes not in a small part to the use of a specially designed load reducing harness. The harness incorporates well padded and wide shoulder straps as well as a hip belt. This special padding as well as the ventilated design of the straps makes it one of the most comfortable backpack blowers we have tested this year.
4. CARB Compliant
If you are like us and love yard equipment which are efficient as well as powerful, you will come to love the Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Petrol Backpack Blower. Certified to comply and even exceed the very strict CARB standard, the efficient motor delivers top grade performance without consuming too much fuel in the process.
- Powerful 2 stroke engine
- Husqvarna’s X-Torq technology makes is easy to start the leaf blower
- Load reducing harness makes it easy to carry the backpack leaf blower
- Backed by Husqvarna’s comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty covering both parts and workmanship
The engine of the 150BT tends to be a little bit louder compared to other leaf blowers we have tested
The Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Petrol Backpack Blower is one of the most efficient and high performance leaf blowers I have ever tested. It delivers lengthy performance for very little fuel consumed. While Husqvarna could do a better job in reducing the noise of the petrol powered motor, this is no more than a trifling inconvenience.