Husqvarna 570BT Variable Speed Backpack Blower Review
If you own a landscaping business, or just have a very large yard that requires a lot of work to keep in top condition, you know that a backpack Blower is one tool you need to have in your garage. They are more powerful than cheaper battery-operated Blowers or handhelds, last longer, and do the job faster.
But these backpack leaf Blower units also have drawbacks. They can be extremely loud. They burn a lot of fuel and some put out obnoxious fumes. This is why it is very important to do some research before you spend your hard earned cash on a leaf Blower backpack. One unit you should be aware of is the Husqvarna 570BT 65.6cc Gas Variable Speed Backpack Blower. It is made by one of the oldest and most trusted companies in the world in Husqvarna, and it is also assembled in the United States so you can rest assured spare parts will be readily available if you need them.
This unit also has some distinct advantages, good features, and other factors that a conventional backpack leaf Blower is lacking in, so read on find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
Features of the Husqvarna 570BT Variable Speed Blower
The Husqvarna 570 is powered by the revolutionary X-Torq engine. This engine was designed to reduce harmful and annoying exhaust emissions by up to 60%. The X-Torq also does the unexpected for a low-exhaust unit, it also increases fuel efficiency by up to 20%. This is one powerful unit that does not have the drawbacks many other variable speed Blower units and backpack units have – namely being very hard to start. It is however; a 2-stroke engine that will require a 50-1 mix of gas to oil in order to operate it.
There is also a good reason it is easy to start every time. The Husqvarna 570 has a high tech carburetor air purge system that serves two very important purposes. It removes air from the carburetor as well as the fuel system that can impede the starting process.
The 570 BTS starts in just a few pulls every time. Once it gets running, it produces a superb amount of air speed and air flow to move the largest piles of debris quickly, and effectively. This unit has excellent horsepower at 4.0 of output, and a maximum power speed of 8,000 rpm. This variable speed Blower also has some excellent features that the pros look for such as cruise control. Cruise control allows the user of the unit to maintain a consistent speed and finish larger jobs faster without having to constantly readjust the speed.
Husqvarna Blower Comfortable for the User
User comfort make this Husqvarna one of the best gas Blowers for the money. It features dampeners between the engine and the chassis. These serve to lessen the vibrations and makes it much more comfortable for the person using it. It is a relatively lightweight unit, tipping the scales at just under 25 pounds, so it can be used for longer periods of time with a minimum of discomfort for the average man. The straps have padding to make it more comfortable for the user, and it holds firmly in place so it does not slip around.
The Bottom Line
This variable speed Blowers differs from earlier models from Husqvarna in that its controls are placed on the left handle as opposed to the right. What makes this one of the best gas Blower units on the market today is its rare combination of power, fuel efficiency, and its design to keep it quiet when compared to other 2-stroke leaf Blower backpacks that you will find.
This variable speed Blower is designed to be comfortable for the user, so it is good enough for use by a professional yet easy enough to start and use that a normal homeowner can use it as well.
It has more than enough power to move large piles of debris, leaves, twigs, and anything else you point it at. If you want to see what others have to say about using this Husqvarna backpack Blower, there is a good sample of reviews online you can research, and you will find all of them are very high, with only a minimum of concerns about the unit.
So, with all taken into consideration, this Husqvarna 570 BTS is a good choice for the professional landscaper, as well as the more serious homeowner who has a large job to do in keeping their property values high. If you’re looking for a midsize version with many of the same features, check out our review of the 350BT, a medium sized 2 cycle model that packs a serious punch in it’s own right.
Husqvarna, in general, is our favorite brand for gas powered leaf Blowers and you can read more about the various models here.