A fast and efficient way of clearing away dead leaves is vital these days as the autumn fall continues.
There are many machines built to help the task but here are five top handheld blower-vacs which will make the chore much simpler and will save hours of hard work with a tined rake.
First is a great little machine which is amazing value for money. The Warrior petrol shredder vac leaf blower is currently on special offer and has bags of power suitable for a small to medium sized lawn.
It is fast to start and has a two-stroke engine which can provide an air stream up to 60 metres per second.
Once blown into a pile the machine can suck up the leaves and other debris and shred them through tough metal blades and into the collection bag.
It can also handle other debris like twigs, acorns and pine cones.
It has free next working day delivery and a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
And it costs just £99.95, £80 off the recommended retail price.
The next is the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / Leaf Blower from a leading German manufacturer.
This model lets you switch from blowing the leaves to vacuum mode at the flick of a switch.
The shredding blades will reduce the leaves and other garden rubbish to a tenth their original volume and deposit them in a 55 litre collection bag.
There is a separator which lets you vacuum up harder material like fir cones without damaging the shredding fan.
It has a carrying strap for easier handling and comes with a free wheel kit for use on hard surfaces like drives and patios. This kit normally costs £12.95.
It also comes with free oil and a free mixing bottle.
You can save £80 on the manufacturer’s recommended retail price as it costs £139.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year mamufacturer’s warranty.
One which is currently on special offer is the MTD BV3100 Petrol Mulcher Blower-Vac with a quick shift lever.
This has a 31 cc engine is well designed and engineered and switches from blowing to vac mode with a simple lever.
Used as a blower it produces a blast of air at 157 mph, enough to blast pine cones and twigs into a pile.
The rubbish can then be sucked up into a 25 litre collection bag.
It has been designed to start with little effort and has a shoulder strap to lessen fatigue.
Normally this costs £229 but we have it on offer for £179, complete with free delivery.
This next one is exclusive to us at Mowdirect and comes from a leading Italian manufacturer.
The Oleo Mac BV270 Pro Leaf Blower has a free vac kit included and is powered by a 30.5 cc engine producing a huge blast of air strong enough to clear away pine cones and twigs.
When in vac mode it has a powerful steel shredder blade and has a 36 litre collection bag.
It costs £199.95, a full £100 less than the maker’s recommended price. The vac kit, which normally costs £40, is free. Delivery is free.
And finally we have the Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac, a really well built machine designed with larger properties or commercial use in mind.
It has a 25 cc engine engineered for a long life and intensive use.
There is a high volume fan and a free vacuum attachment for clearing up the rubbish once it is blown into a pile.
Light and easy to use it has a throttle control and extra handle for using with both hands.
Currently this is £140 less than the manufacturer’s recommended retail price and is on offer for £228. The shredder kit worth £69 is free.
There is a five year consumer guarantee, two years for commercial use and delivery is free the next working day.