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Offline mrclose

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WOW .. What A Tool!
« on: October 29, 2014, 01:37:15 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. :rofl:

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

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! :rotf:

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

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



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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 06:17:16 AM »
Mr. Close - not unless you funnel that tornado through one of these:



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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 06:58:19 AM »
I wouldn't even try it, mrclose.

Tools do better and last longer if they're used only for those things they were designed to deal with--in this case, apparently blowing away lightweight debris.

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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 03:56:12 PM »
I wouldn't even try it, mrclose.

Tools do better and last longer if they're used only for those things they were designed to deal with--in this case, apparently blowing away lightweight debris.

Ah but Frank .. I found this:

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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.


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 #5 on: October 29, 2014, 05:34:38 PM »
Okay; I stand corrected.

Check this out ..

(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://youtu.be/iY3oYS9tfzU

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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 08:59:33 PM »
Yeah, it seems to do pretty well in snow up to about 4" but after that, it struggles.

And I wonder how it does with wet, heavy snow...
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
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Re: WOW .. What A Tool!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 09:42:45 PM »


That's the kind of power tool that makes ol' PhDD weak in the knees.

She'd have a particular fondness for the one on the left, "ribbed for her pleasure".
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