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WOW .. What A Tool!
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:42:58 PM »
My home sits on an acre of forest land covered with eighty foot oaks.

For the last few years I have been using a Husqvarna 125BT leafblower to clear the leaves.
(Never a breakdown and always started on the first pull)

Problem was, it was too underpowered to do the job and would take almost two hours to blow the leaves into small little piles which I would then rake onto a tarp and drag off into the deep forest.  :ohmy:

Well, I have solved that problem!!  :mad:

Just purchased a Husqvarna 150BT!

Wow!

After starting, I accidentally aimed the blower at a large oak and the push back 'Blew' me on my butt!  :lol:

Took twenty minutes to clear the whole acre!  :thumbsup:

I'm thinking .. Could I blow snow off my Really long driveway with this monster?  :confused:





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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 07:16:45 AM »

Hmmmm...
I may have to rethink buying a two stroke. I swore off gas engines when ethanol started eating them like candy.
But with that kind of "POWER" ugh ugh ugh......
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 08:26:51 AM »
Hmmmm...
I may have to rethink buying a two stroke. I swore off gas engines when ethanol started eating them like candy.
But with that kind of "POWER" ugh ugh ugh......

Don't know if you can, based on your location, but I've been buying non-ethanol gas for my two-cycle stuff, and even the push mower. I have to drive about 20 miles to get it, but a five-gallon can of gas goes a hell of a long way with two-cycle stuff for most folks. Around here, it's usually the marinas that have it -- boat people don't want that ethanol shit stranding them in the middle of a lake, or eating their fuel lines and gaskets while the boat's in storage over the winter. Of course, it's kinda pricey. Last time I bought some, I think I paid about 50 cents/gallon more for it.

Check it out -- pure-gas.org
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 08:27:37 AM »
My home sits on an acre of forest land covered with eighty foot oaks.

For the last few years I have been using a Husqvarna 125BT leafblower to clear the leaves.
(Never a breakdown and always started on the first pull)

Problem was, it was too underpowered to do the job and would take almost two hours to blow the leaves into small little piles which I would then rake onto a tarp and drag off into the deep forest.  :ohmy:

Well, I have solved that problem!!  :mad:

Just purchased a Husqvarna 150BT!

Wow!

After starting, I accidentally aimed the blower at a large oak and the push back 'Blew' me on my butt!  :lol:

Took twenty minutes to clear the whole acre!  :thumbsup:

I'm thinking .. Could I blow snow off my Really long driveway with this monster?  :confused:




If you don't mind my askin'.... What did that magnificent puppy set you back?
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 09:36:41 AM »
Don't know if you can, based on your location, but I've been buying non-ethanol gas for my two-cycle stuff, and even the push mower. I have to drive about 20 miles to get it, but a five-gallon can of gas goes a hell of a long way with two-cycle stuff for most folks. Around here, it's usually the marinas that have it -- boat people don't want that ethanol shit stranding them in the middle of a lake, or eating their fuel lines and gaskets while the boat's in storage over the winter. Of course, it's kinda pricey. Last time I bought some, I think I paid about 50 cents/gallon more for it.

Check it out -- pure-gas.org
Nah, I have to use air plane fuel at nearly $8.00 a gallon. All fuel in Ca is mandated to carry ethanol. Stupid fuckin liberals!

I wondered why I hadn't seen all that many small planes punching holes in the clouds up here in the mountains the past few years.
Too damned pricey to joy fly anymore. They used to flood the sky like gnats.
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 01:04:29 PM »
If you don't mind my askin'.... What did that magnificent puppy set you back?
$299.00 and I found the answer to my snow removal question!

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Winter
Unlike your lawn mower and string trimmer, which you retire each winter, you can still use your leaf blower during the coldest part of the year.

Gas-powered leaf blowers have enough power to move snow. In addition, they create a "warm" air flow, which will actually help melt the snow. Generally, electric and cordless leaf blowers only have enough power to move flurries and light dustings.
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http://www.powerequipmentdirect.com/stories/387-How-to-Use-a-Leaf-Blower-All-Year-Long.html

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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 01:11:48 PM »
$299.00 and I found the answer to my snow removal question!
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http://www.powerequipmentdirect.com/stories/387-How-to-Use-a-Leaf-Blower-All-Year-Long.html

Trust me if you have wet snow or a large amount, you will have problems. 
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 01:17:21 PM »
$299.00 and I found the answer to my snow removal question!
 :thumbsup:


http://www.powerequipmentdirect.com/stories/387-How-to-Use-a-Leaf-Blower-All-Year-Long.html

I do dry snow with a less powerful leaf blower. If it works it'll be worth the investment.

As far as leaves, I mow them and put them in my compost pile for the garden next spring .

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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 01:55:32 PM »
Trust me if you have wet snow or a large amount, you will have problems.
Not if you use this ...
(Even better when attached to the big backpack blowers)

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Quickly attach an AIR JET SHOVEL to your leaf blower and blow snow and ice from your driveway, sidewalk, decks or steps.

Patented new invention harnesses hurricane force winds to pulverize and blow snow and ice from a surface.

Wind does the work so there is no need to lift the shovel off the surface. The powerful air jet flow carries snow over snow banks.

Dries and cleans the surface and dramatically reduces the need for ice melting chemicals.

Built in skids allow the Air Jet Shovel to effortlessly glide over grooves in decks and sidewalks. Phenomenal Performance in Powder Snow!



http://airjetshovel.com/
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 02:14:53 PM »
Not if you use this ...
(Even better when attached to the big backpack blowers)



http://airjetshovel.com/

That look like powder snow being moved, not much moisture content.    But if it works for you great.   But in my area of the world a two stage snow blowers work for me.   High moisture content and large snow drifts. 
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 02:42:12 PM »
That look like powder snow being moved, not much moisture content.    But if it works for you great.   But in my area of the world a two stage snow blowers work for me.   High moisture content and large snow drifts.

All snow is 100% moisture, so I think what you're meaning is "low density," maybe?  :tounge: I know what you're saying, young fella.

My problem would be what's under the snow. The video shows a slick asphalt surface, ideal for driving an air 'wedge' between it and the snow. My driveway is stone (gravel). I can see me next spring, trying to explain to the woman next door how my driveway gravel managed to migrate to her yard.  :blushing:
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 02:55:57 PM »
All snow is 100% moisture, so I think what you're meaning is "low density," maybe?  :tounge: I know what you're saying, young fella.

My problem would be what's under the snow. The video shows a slick asphalt surface, ideal for driving an air 'wedge' between it and the snow. My driveway is stone (gravel). I can see me next spring, trying to explain to the woman next door how my driveway gravel managed to migrate to her yard.  :blushing:

True, I see you have not skied in powder snow.  You can fall in it and roll for half a block down hill and not get hurt or wet.  To be young again.   :lol:
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Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

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