Hints & Tips
With the recent rain and strong winds the leaves have started fluttering down. And while it is tempting to leave them and have one big clear-up they ruin the appearance of a well tended garden and will inhibit autumn growth.
So here are ten top leaf blowers to make the task easier and keep your garden looking neat and tidy through autumn.
First is a machine from a leading American manufacturer, the Greenworks G-Max 40v Cordless Variable Speed Leaf Blower (24107 ).
This machine is powered by a lithium-ion battery and gives 70 minutes continuous running on a single charge and are really light – they weight just 1.5 kg – and simple to use.
The motor has a dial to vary the speed of the blast of air right up to 241 km/h.
There is also a nozzle which can be adjusted to vary the intensity of the blast.
This blower costs just £49, but this is for the tool only. The battery costs £135 and the charger is £30.
But once you have battery and charger you can buy other Greenworks tools at very keen prices.
There is a four year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery on this leaf blower.
Second is one from a German engineering company and it is the Einhell BG-PB33 petrol backpack leaf blower. And this one is currently on special offer.
The Einhell BG-PB33 Petrol Backpack Leaf Blower is really light and ideal for clearing away all manner of garden debris as well as leaves and is simple to use with the controls at your fingertips.
It blasts air at 250 km/h and has a n extended blowing tube which gives great accuracy, very useful for clearing nooks and crannies around hedges and garden sheds.
This blower is currently on special offer at only £149.95, £50 less than the recent price.
It has a two year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
is on exclusive special offer and is a top-quality machine from an Italian company with a long history of producing excellent gardening equipment.
It has a 30.5 cc 2-stroke engine giving a 234 km/h blast of air, which runs very quietly.
This can blast all manner of garden debris and has been designed for a long working life and has a vac function with a steel impellor to compact the rubbish into a 36 litre collection bag.
The shredder vac kit is included in the price of the machine.
It costs £199.95 compared with the recommended retail price of £299.95. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year guarantee which extends to three years if regularly serviced.
We’re moving up the power league now and the Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac is designed for extensive use by homeowners with big areas to clean up.
This has a 25 cc engine with electronic ignition and fuel primer for easier starting.
This has a really powerful fan to produce a strong blast and it has an extra handle with a soft grip and throttle set for prolonged use.
There is a free vacuum shredder kit with this machine – normally you’d have to pay £69 for this.
This blower is currently on sale at £228, and that’s £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
It has a five year consumer use guarantee, two years for professional use and delivery is free the next working day.
This company makes some of the best gardening equipment available. So the STIHL BG 56-CE Handheld Petrol Leaf Blower is a top machine with a 27.1 cc engine giving a great blast of air.
It has a 27.2 cc engine and yet is still light in weight it weighs just 4.2 kg..
The engine has a catalytic converter which reduces harmful emissions and has a manual fuel lump which lets you prime the carburettor just by pushing a button. And starts with the minimum of effort and is uses 20 per cent less fuel compared with other other two-stroke engines.
Also available is a vac kit which has a large collection bag with it and a special kit which lets you clean gutters – especially useful at this time of year.
The maker’s recommended price is £250 but we have it for just £239. It is delivered free within two to three working days and has a one year maker’s warranty.
Now a back pack leaf blower with a professional specification.
The Mitox B650 Backpack Leaf Blower has a 63.3 cc engine and provides a blast of air which can shift park debris like twigs, drink cans and all manner of card and paper rubbish found in parks and gardens.
The air speed produced reaches up to 331 km/h; and it comes with a padded shoulder strap and back support. Amazingly with all this power it weighs just 11 kg.
It costs £299 and has a two-year warranty from the manufacturers. Delivery is free the next working day.
Now a hand-held one from Honda, and it’s the Honda HHB25-E Handheld Petrol Blower.
This is a real ground breaking machine as it has a four-stroke 25 cc engine.
This has all the benefits of a two-stroke engine with excellent fuel economy an a fuel tank to give it continuous running time of 46 minutes.
This is a really comfortable machine to use with a throttle lock, soft grip handle and low vibration levels and blasts air at 252 km/h. It costs £329.95.
is aimed at both home owners and professionals alike who have large areas to tidy.
It has a 26.3 cc two stroke engine producing an impressive 241 km/h and yet weighs just 4.7 kg, important for professionals who are using the blower for long periods.
There is a throttle and stop switch on the one lever and a secure hand grip and leg protection.
The maker’s recommended retail price is £391.20 but we have it for sale for £339. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from the manufacturers.
And here’s a machine often the choice of professionals.
has a 44 cc engine which gives a massive 322 km/h air stream to clear virtually all manner of rubbish.
The engine is engineered for a long life and top performance and there is a two litre fuel tank to keep you working for long periods.
The machine’s frame is padded along with the harness straps and with its weight of just 9 kg means working is less tiring.
There is a two year warranty from Tanaka and free next working day delivery. The machine is fully inspected before delivery.
It costs £439 against the maker’s recommended price of £559.
And the lucky last is a real heavy duty machine capable of taking on the toughest tasks.
The Billy Goat F902SPS Self-Propelled Wheeled Blower has a 256 cc Subaru engine and has a 43 cm fan to give a blast of 200 mph – capable of blasting away even trodden-down matted leaves and blasting bottles and cans into a pile at the some time.
The blower nozzle lets you be totally precise in your work and as the machine is self-propelled you can tackle slopes and rough ground with no worries.
There is a snap-on extension nozzle and the whole machine is in a smooth housing which keeps noise to a minimum.
It costs £1279 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £1349 and is delivered free the next working day. There is a two year guarantee from the manufacturers.
Clearing leaves need not be the hassle it once was thanks to modern equipment.
So see our web pages for the largest choice of leaf clearing equipment in Britain and give us a ring, 08454 588905.
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