A spacious garden is one of life’s great luxuries, providing refuge from the hurly burly of modern life and a place where you can truly relax. The downside of this, of course, is that the larger your garden the more upkeep it requires, and many horticultural tools aimed at the domestic market are not suited to tackling the heavier workloads involved. Husqvarna, however, are a company with something for every occasion, and you’ll be glad to hear that the 530BT is a backpack blower designed specifically for use in large residential gardens.
The key to tailoring a leaf blower to such circumstances is combining power, ergonomic design and convenience in one package, resulting in a machine which has the clout to take on large quantities of leaves, loose debris and dirt but which also allows you to work in comfort for longer periods. There are a number of ways in which the 530BT achieves this. Foremost is the sturdy backpack harness, featuring padded straps for added comfort and designed to prevent strain during prolonged periods of operation. Given that the 530BT only weighs 6.7kg to begin with this harness also helps ensure complete freedom of movement, which is spectacularly handy when working on uneven ground.
Aside from the harness the 530BT also features a number of additional ergonomic features designed to further enhance ease of use. The cruise control mode, for example, allows you to set the desired fan speed at a steady rate without having to keep the throttle trigger manually depressed, while the blower tube’s length can also be adjusted to ensure optimal performance regardless of the situation at hand. All controls are also easily accessible, with a comfortable handle ensuring a secure grip and magnificent precision at all times.
At the core of this impressive machine is a hi-tech 29.5cc X-Torq® two-stroke petrol engine, built with a design which reduces harmful exhaust emissions by up to 75% while increasing fuel efficiency by up to 20%. This makes the 530BT much more user-friendly than most comparable machines, while also cutting down on running costs by reducing fuel demands. This engine allows the 530BT to achieve a maximum airflow of up to 10.02m³/?min at speeds of 64.82m/s, providing enough pushing power to quickly clear loose leaves and dirt from lawns and hard surfaces. Built to ensure great durability and long lasting performance, the 530BT will thus allow you to patrol even the largest garden to your heart’s content, quickly clearing any loose leaf litter you encounter and ensuring a pleasingly tidy lawn. Most importantly, however, is that the 530BT’s ergonomic design means that you can do all of this in complete comfort, thus turning what could be a strenuous chore into a much more enjoyable experience.
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.