Husqvarna 580BTS Gas Backpack Blower Review
Professional landscapers and owners of large estates have long looked for a backpack leaf Blower that will not cause harm to their ears, or those of the neighbors. Also high on the want list is a gas Blower that does not have such intolerable emissions, so one is not overcome with fumes while using it.
One unit that fits both bills is the Husqvarna 580BTS. This backpack leaf Blower is made by one of the oldest companies in the world, and they are well known for having a wide variety of quality products. Being one of the more recent models on the market, this 580BTS was designed with plenty of power, but also engineered so it will not be as loud as others on the market.
Features of the Husqvarna Gas Leaf Blower
The Husqvarna 580BTS features the powerful X-Torq motor. This motor will reduce harmful and obnoxious emissions by up to 60%. It is also will help to reduce your fuel costs, perfect for a professional landscaper as it gets up to 20% better fuel efficiency.
The Husqvarna 580 features a fan that is very efficient in design, and delivers high flow and air speed – more than enough to clear the largest of leaf piles and debris. It also has a number of features that make it perfect for those large and time consuming jobs. An easily adjustable soft grip handle is designed for the comfort of the operator.
Designed for longer life and less maintenance, this gas Blower has a state of the art centrifugal air cleaning system. This system was made to remove larger particles of dust and debris. This ensures these particles cannot reach the air filter, and this cuts down on maintenance costs, and makes for a longer lasting engine.
Another unique feature of this backpack leaf Blower is the air purge. It works to remove air from the carburetor and the fuel system, and this makes the unit much easier to start, so it can be used by just about anyone. The Husqvarna 580 also has a two-stage air filtration system. This system makes it possible for it to be used in very dusty conditions, without overheating or malfunctioning like lesser units are known to do.
This 580 unit is powered by a 75cc engine, and has 4.3 horsepower, enough for the toughest jobs. It is lightweight for a gas Blower, as it weighs just over 25 pounds. This is a 2-cycle engine, so you will have to use a 50-1 mix of regular gas to 2-cycle oil to get this commercial backpack leaf Blower to run properly. But if you are faced with a waist high pile of leaves, this is one tool you need to have in your arsenal of yard equipment, as it will make quick work of it, with a minimum of effort of your part.
The Blower pipes are 4 inches in diameter, large enough to allow a huge blast of air capable of moving even wet leaves. You won’t get tired trying to get this gas Blower started, and most people who have reviewed note that it will start every time after just one or two pulls. Jobs that took you an hour with an under-powered electric leaf Blower, can be done in ¼ of the time with this powerful Husqvarna 580.
The Bottom Line
If you are a professional landscaper, this is one tool you do not need to be without. It is proven to be reliable, powerful, and it runs all day and almost never needs maintenance. It is very easy to assemble when it is shipped to you, and easy to use.
This 580BTS is much less noisy than its competition on the market today, and professionals will love the fact it is 20% more efficient on gas as well. When filled, you can use this model on full throttle for up to 2 hours before you are forced to refill it.
While it is slightly more expensive than comparable models of gas-powered, 2-stroke engine leaf Blowers, the extra power and reliability make it more than worth the extra money. With this powerful tool at your disposal, you may never have to use a rake again.
A quick look at customer reviews of this gas Blower will show a vast majority of users giving it the highest possible rating, and being completely delighted with it. Of the very few people who did not, they reported they were upset that the registration for the product could only be done online. If that technicality does not bother you, you will not find a more powerful and reliable backpack leaf Blower on the market today.
As a comparison, our favorite Husqvarna units are the 560BTS and 350BT, but this 580 certainly has the power to match.