Husqvarna 580BTS Review [Our Take On This Powerful Blower]

A leaf blower is a versatile gardening tool which generates air, propelled from a nozzle to dispose of debris. Besides, the leaf-cleaning process is faster, cleaner, and more profitable with a leaf blower. If you have a large garden to clean up, then investing in a powerful backpack blower is a wise choice.

There are numerous backpack leaf blowers on the market. Despite this, homeowners and professional gardeners still encounter trials in purchasing the best heavy-duty blower that can clear dry or wet leaves and debris from a large yard or garden.

If you fall into any of these categories, then the Husqvarna 580BTS is an ideal option for you. The leaf blower follows this standard of excellence. We have thoroughly evaluated this product in our Husqvarna 580BTS review; read on to acquaint yourself with its features, pros, and cons. 

4.5/5.0
Our Rating
husqvarna 580bts review
  • X-Torq engine reducing toxic emissions
  • powerful & Easy to start motor
  • thick padded and adjustable straps
  • Rugged and Durable
  • Large gas tank

Husqvarna Overview

The Husqvarna is one big name in the outdoor power products industry, manufacturing lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers, chain saws, and much more. Founded in 1689, this company most likely have the longest history in the field, and the brand has dedicatedly translated these long years of experience into producing only the best products on the market.

Over the centuries, Husqvarna products have been tested by multiple consumers, and Husqvarna is trusted to deliver only products that offer optimum satisfaction.

Husqvarna 580BTS backpack blower review

The Husqvarna 580BTS leaf blower is a near perfect backpack blower. As said earlier, if you have a huge gardening project which involves clearing out plenty of leaves, then this is a must-have in your arsenal. It is a commercial-grade leaf blower with an airspeed of 206 MPH (miles per hour) and an air volume of 908 CFM. 

However, this blower can also be used for domestic purposes by consumers with large yards. Powered by the signature Husqvarna X TORQ engine, the efficient fan, and great airflow ensures that this leaf blower is fit to meet your all your cleaning needs. Moreover, this powerful blower is also fuel efficient and very durable, surpassing the expectations of most users.

The 580BTS has an ergonomically designed padded back and straps which ensure that the user can put on this backpack blower for an extended period with zero issues. What’s more, the fan speed of this blower can be adjusted with a cruise control feature. It has a chassis and dampeners which reduce vibrations. The 908 CFM (cubic feet per minute) clears waist-deep, knee-high piles of leaves, wood, rocks and yard debris. It blasts away the most stubborn leaves, clippings, dirt, etc.

Main Features

1) Power

The power of this Husqvarna motor is incredible. It is a 75.6 cc 2-stroke engine which is super powerful, exceeding the average standard.

Compared to others in the same category, this Husqvarna has proved to work better and last longer.

2) Ergonomic Enhancements

Comfort is a non-negotiable factor when you're purchasing a leaf blower mainly if you are a professional or a large yard owner as you'd have to carry the backpack for an extended period.

Apart from the regular thick padded and adjustable straps used for fastening the blower to the shoulders, the Husqvarna 580BTS goes further to include chest and waist straps.

Rather than the entire weight hanging off the user’s shoulders, the Husqvarna weight is evenly distributed across the back and hips.

Surprisingly, the Husqvarna is one of the heaviest leaf blowers on the market as it has the biggest tank. However, its weight distribution ensures that it feels light and comfortable. Further adding to the ergonomics of this blower is its active air-cooling system, pulling air across the operator’s back and keeping him/her cool during operation.

3) Operation Time

Our tests and research show that the significant critique against this blower lies in its fuel efficiency. It sucks up fuel fast. However, its work efficiency makes up for this flaw. As its fuel tank is big, this blower can run for over an hour. Also, users don't have to refill constantly.

4) Air Velocity

The air output of this blower is impressive. Producing up to 215 MPH of airflow at 910 cubic feet meter (CFM), this tool has more airflow and power than most corded and battery leaf blowers on the market. It has more power than several other gas-powered blowers. Thus, this blower is a solid choice for big projects, daily operation, and heavy usage.

5) X-TORQ Engine

This X-Torq engine design lessens the toxic emissions of this leaf blower by about 60%. If you are familiar with the leaf blowing world, then you’ll know that this is a big plus. If you work with leaf blowers regularly, toxic emissions can be very harmful. This engine design also increases fuel efficiency by up to 20%.

6) Air Filtration

This is another huge plus. This leaf blower features a centrifugal air injection cleaning system which removes debris particles and larger leaves before they get to the air. This filter increases motor life, and it makes the leaf blower significantly more efficient.

7) Durability

Regarding this, the Husqvarna 580BTS is one of the most durable and the strongest models on the market. Every aspect of this model is completely configured to be durable and rugged.

Though the price is a bit on the high side, you can’t regret buying this unit as it is a powerful beast designed to withstand constant use.

Key Specifications

  • Recoil start starting system
  • 75.6 cc displacement, 2-cycle engine
  • 0.68 fuel tank size
  • 907 CFM air volume, 206 MPH airspeed, 100 dB noise
  • 25.8 lbs. weight
  • 2 years warranty
  • 50:1 ratio of gas to oil mixture
  • 20% increase in fuel efficiency
  • 2-stage air filtration (commercial grade)
  • Throttle control (tube mounted)
  • Padded harness, adjustable handles, rubber inserts

Pros & Cons

PROS

  • This blower can quickly clear large piles of leaves even when they are wet.
  • Super-efficient, and it gets the work done very fast.
  • The motor starts easily.
  • It possesses one of the highest CFM on the market.
  • Even weight distribution is achieved with the waist and chest strap.
  • The rear vent system provides an excellent cooling system.
  • The gas tank is big, holding fuel of almost 90 fl. Oz. Moreover, the tank is transparent. So, you can always determine the amount of fuel you have left.
  • Easy to maintain.

CONS

  • It burns through a high amount of gas due to its massive airflow.
  • Quite loud.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How excellent is the performance of this model?

In terms of performance, this model is currently the best-selling on the market. It is reviewed by many to be a powerful blower that can do a marvellous job of cleaning up leaves in big piles.

2. Is this model an ideal option for beginners?

Theoretically, this model is not a bad option for beginners. However, after trying it ourselves, we suggests that beginners steer clear of the 580BTS as it is a complicated tool that requires professional handling. ​

On the other hand, if you have used a leaf blower before and you are confident about handling one, you’ll have little or no issues when using this blower.

Final Verdict

Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Blower

This Husqvarna 580BTS model is a reliable and powerful leaf blower that is almost faultless. It moves mountains of debris and leaves without any issues. Thanks to its smart design, it is very comfortable to wear. If you have a small yard, this is not an ideal option as the power generated by this blower goes beyond users’ expectations. We will recommend you to get the hand held blower instead.

Last but not least, we hope you enjoyed our Husqvarna 580BTS review. We rate this leaf blower 4.7 stars out of the possible 5.


4.7/5.0
Our Rating

What we Liked:

  • X-Torq engine reducing toxic emissions
  • powerful & Easy to start motor
  • thick padded and adjustable straps
  • Rugged and Durable
  • Large gas tank

What we Disliked:

  • Quite Loud, needs hearing protection during operation

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