Husqvarna is a huge name in the world of green space equipment, producing chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, lawn mowers and much more.
And of all the companies in the field, Husqvarna has probably the longest history, actually founded in 1689, when Sweden started building its army in a place called Huskvarna and an arms foundry was established.
Over the centuries the company continued to grow, being a leader in many fields and responsible for the first Swedish typewriter (in 1895). The first motorized lawn mower for commercial use (1947), the Husqvarna 140 chain saw – the first ever automatic chain breaker (1973) and the first full-size automatic mower (1995).
Above: The Husqvarna 580BTS is a commercial grade, backpack leaf blower
But it’s enough already!
The Husqvarna 580BTS is a commercial leaf blower with an air volume of 908CFM and an airspeed of 206 miles per hour.
It uses Husqvarna’s patented X-Torq engine – this 75.6 cubic inch engine produces 4.3 hp. It has an 87.9 lb fuel tank and weighs 25.8 lbs. It has a 1,197 mm blowpipe and weighs 25.8 lbs.
It has a 2-stage suction air filter, a fully adjustable handle and safety belts that reduce strain on the lap belt and shoulder straps.
Vibration dampers are installed between the engine and chassis to reduce vibration, and the fan speed can be adjusted using the cruise control function.
It is covered by a two-year warranty.
If you want the power of a leaf blower, then the Husqvarna 580BTS is what you are looking for.
It’s really that easy.
The 908 CFM moves your knees high and your waist deep, piles of leaves as if they weren’t there. It will blow up the stones, the tree, the wreckage of the yard… In fact, if you have a dog, you’d better make sure it’s not in the backyard, because it can deflate!
Extreme airflow and air speed are achieved with a fan working in combination with Husqvarna’s patented X-Torq motor.
This is a commercial grade sheet metal blower that delivers the same CFM blowers that other blowers cannot deliver in the field (the only matching Redmax 8500 blower, or basically a Redmax leather blower).
In short, it’s a long story:
It rejects even the most stubborn and tedious scraps, leaves, dirt, etc.
Think about it this way:
If you have a large plot of land, or a heavily tree-lined backyard that requires a lot of autumn felling, it will be a huge time saving for you.
Above: The 580BTS has a huge 908CFM and uses Husqvarna’s X-Torq Engine technology
It can certainly stand being accidentally dropped, the tubing is strong and doesn’t crack, the straps are well made and comfortable. It feels solid and inspires confidence.
Ergonomics is generally great. I like that the bulb and throttle are close enough together to place them both in your hand – there is no need for two hands because you can prepare them and run them together, which is so convenient.
The nozzle is easily rotatable and the handle is on the right-hand side of the blower tube, so you can easily adjust it for your own convenience.
And what is the best part?
It should be one of the best backpack blowers on the market for straps and overall comfort.
The chest and waist straps do a fantastic job, ensuring even weight distribution. It’s not lightweight, but has a wide, padded belt and lies very comfortable on your back – it seems to hug you.
It even has a good ventilation system on the back, so you won’t sweat and it really works.
So what else?
Well, it has a nice, large fuel tank that can hold almost 90 pounds of fuel. It’s great for large properties because it keeps it longer – and if you buy this thing, I assume you’ll use it on large properties, that’s its power!
The tank is also transparent so you can easily see how much fuel is left.
Above: The chest and waist straps really distribute the weight well and it has a handy see through gas tank.
Now take this:
It has a great 2-stroke engine and you’ll be happy to hear it dreams of a start – starting from the first or second thrust in a row. Cold or warm, it’s about to start.
It’s really a bonus.
A nice touch is the way the air filter is on the blower. This means that it is dust-free, has a longer life and requires less regular cleaning.
In fact, it is easy to maintain, easy to run and easy to use. It is easy to use! Also, as a Husqvarna company, it is much easier to get spare parts if you ever need them.
This is not so good. There’s really nothing to complain about, but you have to know that you pay the price for a huge airflow – so you really burn a lot of gas.
But with such a powerful blower, with a 4.3 hp engine, you’d expect that.
One more warning:
I don’t like the fact that the kill switch is not spring loaded (like Stil). So if you press it to turn it off, if it’s off, you’ll have to press it again the next time you start.
This is an extra step you don’t need, and you can easily forget to click on it when you start it. A spring-loaded button that returns to the neutral position when turned off would be a nice addition.
Above: Expect high gas consumption from the Husqvarna 580BTS
And you know what else?
This could really work with a stepwell, because it would make the start easier. Because you have to hold the whole car when you turn it.
Also, remember, because it’s so powerful when you use it with the wide open throttle, it will pull you a little bit.
Indeed, it will.
This will give you a little more weight and size on your back, but fortunately, thanks to its clever design, it’s not so noticeable and doesn’t deny it’s loud.