Husqvarna 356BTx Backpack Leaf Blower

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    Beauty is not a quality often ascribed to a leaf blower, but Husqvarna’s 356BTX is a genuinely elegant piece of design. There’s also a practical reason that this outstanding machine looks unlike almost any other backpack blower you’ve seen before though, as Husqvarna’s itch for innovation has once again led them to scratch out a revolutionary new concept in the world of high power landscaping tools. As well as looking pleasingly sleek and compact, the 356BTX’s effective noise-cancelling fan housing means that this is Husqvarna’s only 50cc class leaf blower developed specifically for use in urban and residential areas.

    The clever design and efficient insulation of the 356BTX means that it boasts a noise level of only 64dB(A) at a range of 15m, which is genuinely quieter than some electric blowers. This, frankly, shouldn’t be possible, but we should thank the clever people at Husqvarna nonetheless because we can now enjoy the sheer power of a petrol blower without the troublesome noise which this has traditionally entailed. The smart construction of the fan housing, moreover, means that no sacrifice has been made in terms of convenience, with the primer bulb and recoil starter both easily accessible and a snap-lock cover providing quick access to the engine and fan to facilitate routine maintenance.

    The 356BTX’s hardworking 51.7cc E-Tech® II two-stroke petrol engine, meanwhile, is just as impressive and features a groundbreaking design which reduces harmful emissions without any loss in power. For even greater convenience the E-Tech® system also ensures great fuel efficiency, so the 356BTX can achieve up to 80 minutes of run time on a single fill of its high capacity 1.5 litre fuel tank. This means that even heavier workloads can be handled without the hassle of having to stop and refuel, while a maximum in-pipe airflow of up to 13.4m³/?min at speeds of 79.13m/s provides more than enough pushing power to tackle challenging clearance work with ease.

    Supplied as standard with both a flat and a round blower tube nozzle for fantastic versatility, the 356BTX is also a brilliantly user-friendly machine. This is most obviously evident in its ergonomically designed harness, featuring a load-reducing hip belt and wide shoulder straps to ensure complete comfort at all times. Similarly, Husqvarna’s LowVib® anti-vibration system helps prevent the onset of operator fatigue, while an adjustable soft-grip handle and cruise control each make the 356BTX pleasingly easy to use. The control, support and manoeuvrability these features combine to offer mean that this impressive blower can even be used for extended periods on rough or uneven ground, producing consistently excellent results regardless of the rigors of the job at hand.

    On top of all of this the 356BTX also boasts the exceptional toughness and reliability that you have come to expect from a Husqvarna machine, so for a truly brilliant leaf blower which is quiet enough to use in built-up areas there really is very little competition.

    Undecided on what to buy? Be sure to read our free advice article about choosing the best leaf blowers and vacuums for clearing-up in the garden. 

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: 51.7cc 2-stroke
    Power source: Petrol/oil mix
    Starting method: Recoil  
    Fuel tank capacity: 1.5-litres  
    Vacuum function: N/a  
    Collection bag: N/a  
    Mulching function: N/a  
    Anti-vibration system: N/a  
    Maximum air volume: N/a  
    Maximum air speed: 177mph  
    Weight:   10.4kg  
    Warranty:   1 year  
    Weight 12 kg
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    About Husqvarna
    Believe it or not, Husqvarna did not start off by manufacturing any type of garden machinery at all. Instead they were established in 1689 as a weapons foundry supplying the Swedish Armed Forces. During the subsequent years, diverse and varied products have been produced, from sewing machines and cast iron kitchen equipment through to bicycles and motorbikes. It wasn't until 1959 that Husqvarna finally made its first chainsaws and engine-driven lawnmowers. The company's reputation for build quality and durability of product has never been in question. This is probably the reason for their line of professional petrol chainsaws being so popular with forestry workers across the globe.

    Husqvarna are not afraid to innovate either, introducing the robotic, solar powered Automower® in 1995 and continually looking to improve their existing products by listening to their customers. Jumping onto the grass recycling bandwagon, they also manufacture some of the best mulching lawnmowers available, incorporating Bioclip® technology into the vast majority of their petrol lawn mowers. Be left in no doubt, if you buy any product from the Husqvarna garden machinery stable, you will be buying into Swedish quality that is built to last.
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