Top ten tips on blowers-vacs

The leaves have started tumbling from the trees and the sooner you start to clear them away the better. Modern hand-held blower vacs are the perfect way to blow them into a pile before vacuuming them up and shredding them into a collection bag.

Shredded leaves can then go straight on to the compost pile where they will rot more quickly or be used to mulch over-wintering plants and shrubs.

We have a huge selection to choose from and her we give you ten for your short list.

But if you need any more help or information, just telephone our team on 08454 4588905.

Sanli BEV2400 Electric Blower Vacuum Shredder

Sanli BEV2400 Electric Blower Vacuum ShredderReally good electrically-powered machine with a strong stream of air and equally powerful vacuum to suck the pile into the 40 litre collection bag. Metal shredding blades to prolong the working life of the machine.

  • Lightweight with single strap harness.
  • Wheels under the tube for easy use on hard surfaces.
  • Just £59 with two years manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.

Alko Hurricane 2200E Electric Blower VacPowerful and solid with a strong motor which can pile up even damp leaves and vacuum and shred them to 90 per cent of their original volume. Harder debris like twigs and pine cones are separated out to a different collection box on the machine. Large 40 litre collection bag.

  • Motor cuts out when collection bag removed for increased safety.
  • Lightweight with shoulder strap.
  • £109, plus two year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.

STIHL SHE-71 Electric Hand-Held Garden Blower-Vac

Stihl SHE 71 Electric Blower VacIdeal for slightly bigger gardens, this machine has a larger collection bag with a dust filter and is easily emptied. A vac kit is attached to the blower unit for sucking up the leaves and debris which is mulched to one twelfth the original volume.

  • Cable strain feature prevents damage to the socket.
  • Shredder built inside the blower housing.
  • £115 to include delivery within two to three days and a twelve month manufacturer’s warranty.

Warrior EB260V Petrol Blower-Vac

Warrior EB260V Petrol Shredder Vac Leaf BlowerValue-for money petrol powered blower-vac which is easy to start and gives powerful suction and shredding. Tough metal shredding blades which can handle small twigs and pine cones.

  • Powerful engine and large collection bag.
  • Top quality performance at a reasonable price.
  • £119, over £40 off the manufacturer’s recommended price with a one year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / Leaf Blower (Special Offer)

Einhell BG PL 26 1 Garden Blower VacVery special price on a powerful machine benefitting from German engineering with the best specification in its class. Machine can switch from blower to vac at the flick of a lever, a feature only normally found on more expensive machines.

  • Built in shredder.
  • Harder material separated out to prolong the use of the machine.
  • Just £129, a saving of £70 on the manufacturer’s recommended price plus two year guarantee.

Sanli BV260 Petrol Blower Vacuum Shredder

Sanli BV260 Petrol Blower Vacuum Shredder with CollectorVery powerful top quality machine, lightweight enabling it to be used for longer periods. Extra power means it can easily shred twigs and pine cones. A really strong machine at an excellent price.

  • Solid steel shredder blades.
  • Large 40 litre collection bag.
  • At £139 it shows a £30 saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price and has a two year warranty.

MTD 4SC Leaf Blower with Low Noise 4-Stroke Engine

MTD 4SC Hand Held Four Stroke Leaf BlowerMuch more powerful machine with a four 4-stroke engine producing huge blowing and suction . Lower noise and emission make it suitable for large tasks in built-up areas. Very easy to start.

  • Fuel efficient, professional grade machine.
  • Lower vibration making it easier to use for longer periods.
  • £199, showing a saving of £70 on the manufacturer’s recommended price plus a two year warranty.

Efco SA2700 Petrol Leaf Blower

EFCO SA2700 Petrol Leaf BlowerProfessional machine, lightweight and easy to use. Really high speed air jet ideal for the professional or gardener with large areas to clear up where a sturdy machine is required. Vacuum kit can be bought for just £30.

  • Very reliable, powerful engine designed to last.
  • Low noise levels.
  • At £199.95 it shows a £50 saving on the manufacturer’s price.

Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac

Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-VacRobust and powerful this machine is ideal for professional gardeners and home owners and has a powerful easy to start engine engineered for long life. Comes with free vacuum shredder kit worth £69.

  • High volume van for better performance.
  • Low weight and easy to use over long periods.
  • £218, compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £368 and includes the free shredder kit.

STIHL SH56-CE Vacuum Shredder

STIHL SH56 Petrol Blower VacPicks up leaves and twigs, shreds them to a tenth of their original volume. Easy to start with an economic two-stroke engine. A range of optional accessories includes a blower conversion kit, a 3m gutter cleaning kit and a dust reducing vac bag.

  • Really versatile, lightweight machine .
  • Controls grouped on handle for ease of use.
  • £269, one year manufacturer’s warranty and over £20 off the manufacturer’s price.
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