Looking for the perfect commercial leaf blower can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for something that is going to last. Whether you have just started shopping for the perfect commercial leaf blower/vacuum or you are about to settle on one of a few different models that you are considering, please read this first.
Today, we are going to take a look at five different high-performance commercial leaf blowers and vacuums, and no two models are alike. All five of them have different strengths and weaknesses that you should take into account for your purpose for it.
Tanaka Commercial Grade 25cc 1.3 HP Two-Stroke Gas Powered Handheld Blower
Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
GreenWorks Pro GBL80300 80V 125MPH - 500CFM Cordless Blower
The Hitachi RB24EAP is a high powered, compact, handheld leaf blower that packs a punch. It leads its class in air volume expended at 441 cubic feet per minute, which provides for efficient and effective debris movement. This leaf blower model uses a tapered nozzle to expel air at high speeds up to 170 miles per hour. It derives its power from a 23.9 cubic centimeter, commercial grade, two-stroke motor, which makes this leaf blower built to last for years.
The most convenient aspect of this model is that all this power is tucked into an 8.6 handheld package for ease of use and storage. This model will also make you feel comfortable with a seven year consumer use warranty. You can also opt for a two year commercial use warranty or a one year rental use warranty.
The Makita BHX2500CA is another powerful leaf blower that has a lot to offer. This is a commercial grade blower, so it is built for some serious cleaning and clearing. This blower comes with a fuel conscious 24.5 cubic centimeter, four stroke, commercial leaf blower. This model is not only fuel efficient but is also environmentally friendly, and passes all the requirements that you need to be meet EPA and CARB exhaust and emission standards.
You can also get this model to startup faster than others because it is equipped with automatic engine decompression. For being a commercial grade leaf blower, it’s pretty light, weighing in at only 9.8 pounds. It uses a dual stage filter which is easy to remove and replace, they are also widely available in stores. It even has a heavy duty muffler to keep noise below 67 decibels.
This leaf blower by Tanaka, is another powerful commercial grade leaf blower that is slightly bigger and more expensive than the Makita that we just took a look at. This blower has a 25 cubic centimeter, two stroke, 1.3 horsepower engine. Around the tube, this blower offers 393 cubic feet per minute blowing capacity.
It is nice and quiet as well, only getting as loud as 68 decibels, which is a nice plus when aren’t trying to disturb your neighbors. Though it is built for commercial use, it comes with either a three year consumer warranty or a two year commercial use warranty. It has a soft grip so that it is comfortable to hold onto, and ways in slightly heavier than the other models that we have looked at so far, weighing in at 10.9 pounds.
At this point in our review, we have taken a look at some standard sized, compact, commercial and consumer use blowers. This Husqvarna is different in that it is the tankiest leaf blower that we have taken a look at thus far. This leaf blower is a heavy-duty backpack model that has a 50 cubic centimeter engine, which is nearly twice the size of the models that we’ve looked at so far.
It has a powerful X-Torq engine that can blow air up to 250 miles per hour. What’s nice is that this blower is that support, ventilation, and weight distribution from the hip belt, harness, and shoulder straps. Even with all of the power that this blower packs into it, it still manages to maintain its CARB emission status.
This GreenWorks Pro blower is unique because it is the first and only electric powered blower that we are going to examine in this review. One may doubt the length of time that you can use a battery powered blower, but this model can actually run up to an hour and ten minutes of continuous use before it needs to be charged again.
The batteries and battery charger are both included, so you don’t have to buy it separately. The Digipro motor that it uses delivers power equivalent to a 32 cubic centimeter gas powered motor. And can blow at 125 miles per hour at 500 cubic feet per minute. For how powerful this blower is, it only gets as loud as 60 decibels, and only weighs 6.6 pounds.
Now, you have a view of some powerful and eclectic commercial leaf blowers. We know what you are thinking: who came out on top at the end of this comparison? Personally, we liked the Hitachi the best, for several reasons. The power that it offers is promising, it’s one of the lightest weight gas blowers that we have looked at, and it has a three year commercial or a seven year consumer warranty. The price is reasonable and the performance is promising for blowing away large piles of wet and dry leaves, which is why we consider this blower the winner in this bunch.
Here are a few pointers that we recommend when it comes to choosing the perfect commercial leaf vacuum, for you.
Are you going to use this leaf blower to clear out your garage or workshop?
Are you going to use it to blow the stray leaves away from your pool to save you some hassle?
Thinking about using this blower to move piles of wet and dry leaves?
For each of these circumstances, you are going to have different needs for your leaf vacuum. Also, consider your geography and where you live. Does where you’re planning to use this leaf blower have a high concentration of shedding trees? Do you get a lot of rain in your area? If you do, you may need a more powerful blower.
Do you have any environmental or noise regulations in the area that would prevent the use of some blowers over others? If you are planning on using your blower in a city or a highly congested area, you are more than likely going to need a quieter and more environmental friendly leaf vacuum.
In terms of power, where do you want to get yours? Electric blowers tend to be a little lighter and can be quieter, but can lack power in comparison to gas blowers. With gas, you have to buy fuel for the blower, and with electric you need to charge your battery packs before use. These are just a few things that you may want to consider before purchasing your leaf blower.