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Husqvarna 350BT Gas Backpack Blower Review-Suit up for Fall!

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The Husqvarna 350BT gas backpack blower features a 2-cycle 50.2cc , 2.1 horsepower engine that produces max wind speeds of up to 180 MPH. The X-Torq engine technology provides more power with less fuel consumption (up to 20%) , and less emissions (up to 60%). Controls are mounted on the tube and include the throttle lever, as well as a cruise control lever. The integrated harness is ventilated and features wide shoulder straps, and a hip belt. The large fuel tank holds 42.7 ounces, and a purge primer clears air from fuel lines before starting. The 350BT comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Husqvarna 350BT Product Specs.

  • 692 cubic feet per/min air volume with 180 MPH max wind speeds
  • 2-stroke ,2.1 HP, 50.2cc, 7500RPM engine
  • X-Torq technology for increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions
  • Ventilated harness with hip belt and wide shoulder straps
  • Cruise control
  • Purge primer to clear air from fuel system before starting
  • Weighs in at 22.5 pounds
  • 2 year limited warranty

What the reviewers said…

Performance and Comfort

Reviewers of the Husqvarna 350BT backpack blower raved about its power. With 692 CFM air volume and 180 MPH wind speeds, this blower has plenty of power to move piles of wet leaves, small twigs, sweetgum balls, and even clean out debris from gutters. With a purge primer, the blower starts easy every time. The integrated harness and hip belt evenly distribute the weight of the blower, which is a big plus for extended use jobs.

The shoulder straps are padded and ventilated which makes longer jobs much more tolerable.

With the large fuel tank users typically got 2-3 hours of use before having to fill up again. As most people will use this blower for larger jobs/yards, the cruise control is a nice added feature that takes a lot of strain off of your hands. The throttle control on the blower tube  provides a great amount of air control for various jobs.

The throttle and cruise control on the blower tube are a nice feature.

Minor Issues We Noticed

At idle speed the 350 BT tends to have a lot of vibration, but at full speed, vibration is greatly reduced and barely noticeable. The included manual is not very detailed which can make assembly of the tubes onto the blower more difficult. The blower tubes are somewhat tight fitting, but a dab of liquid soap on each end before assembly makes them much easier to go together.

The Good

  • Powerful 2.1 HP engine easily moves difficult debris
  • Starts easily
  • The backpack harness distributes the weight well causing less strain
  • Large fuel tank for little to no re-filling
  • Cruise control

The Bad

  • Lots of vibration at idle speed
  • Instruction manual can be hard to follow

Bottom Line

The Husqvarna 350BT is very powerful, and blows away (pun intended) handheld blowers when it comes to the large heavy duty jobs. Features such as the cruise control, large fuel tank, and integrated harness make it a good choice for both large residential and commercial tasks. Minor faults like the increased vibration at idle speed and a somewhat difficult blower pipe installation don’t significantly take away from the overall solid performance of this unit.

Have you used or already own the Husqvarna 350BT backpack blower? Let us know about your experience with this product by leaving a comment below.


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