- 50.2-cc 2-Cycle Professional Gas Backpack Blower
- 251 MPH/710 CFM
- Commercial backpack blower
- Convenient trigger throttle with cruise control mounted on the tube
- Comfortable padded harness with load-reducing hip belt
- Air purge for very easy starting
Seems to be very similar to the 350bt that is popular (350bt has a better harness?). Seems that the MPH/CFM ratings are inflated (measured at housing instead of inside pipe). If anyone knows the differences between this and the 350bt, that would be helpful. Gets good reviews on the site.
350bt - $299 @ Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-3...B002FU5SKU
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Quick search brought up lawnsite.com which is what a lot of the commercial guys use to discuss. There is a small section for homeowner discussion but most of the talk is the the commercial equipment section. Most say look at what you think you need or can afford and go up one level from that. Commercial equipment will pay for itself in the short and long run via ease of starting, less maintenance, and longer life. Really a homeowner should never need a new piece of commercial equipment as it will almost never wear out.
This has good info from 2010.
150bt - smaller tube which gives higher mph and lower cfm for getting things unstuck like wet grass.
350bt - bigger tube which gives lower mph and higher cfm for moving light debris like leaves.
The ratings given by the OP are 100% measured at the housing without the blower tube on. My $550 commercial blower has these same specs on an 80cc motor.
Don't forget to buy either Husqvarna 2 stroke oil or pre mixed fuel at the same time to extend your warranty. 6 bottles of oil extends it 1 year to a total of 3 years, and 3 cans of pre mixed fuels extends it 2 years for a total of 4 years.