Hints & Tips
With the tumbling leaves a good leaf blower with plenty of power is an essential to keep lawns and paths leaf free and safe and here are three machines from leading manufacturers with plenty of power to do the job.
The first comes from Einhell and it is a powerful hand-held machine, the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / Leaf Blower currently on special offer.
German engineered, this vac/blower is one of the few machines which let you switch from blowing to collecting at the flick of a lever – with many machines it is necessary to swop tubes and fit a collection bag.
This one has a shredder fan to cut the leaves to one tenth their original size before packing them in to the 55 litre collecting bag.
The shredded material can then be dumped on the compost heap or can be used straight from the bag to mulch around plants in the shrubberies to protect against winter frosts and give them a good start next spring.
This comes with a carrying strap and this combined with a front handle makes it easy to use for longer periods.
It also has a wheel kit which lets you use the machine much as you would a household vacuum cleaner. And this useful kit, which normally costs £12.95 is completely free as is the oil and mixing bottle.
It costs £139.95, £80 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. There is a two year guarantee from the makers and free next working day delivery.
Another on exclusive special offer is from a leading Italian manufacturing company and it is the
Oleo-Mac BV270 Pro Leaf Blower a great product and it has a free vac kit.
This provides a great blast or air with a 30.5 cc motor giving an air speed of over 230 km and hour.
This blast will not only shift leaves but pine cones acorns and small twigs as well.
This is a commercial grade machine and with its four steel blades will shred all the rubbish more effectively and pack it into the 36 litre collection bag.
For such a powerful machine this offers great value for money.
It has all the accessories like the vac tube included in the price of £199.95. The recommended retail price is £299.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty.
And finally here’s one often used by professional gardeners and maintenance people.
The Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac is made for intensive use on the toughest jobs like large areas of think matted leaves and similar debris.
It has a 25 cc engine and electronic ignition with a fuel primer to give easy starting and it has been designed to give real blowing power over a long life.
It has a high-volume fan and there is a free vac attachment to shred the debris as well.
It has a handle and with its low weight – just 4.1 kg – it can be used over longer periods.
You can save £150 on the maker’s retail price as it costs only £228. And don’t forget it comes with the free vacuum shredder worth £69 as well..
It has a five year consumer guarantee – two year for commercial use – and has free next working day delivery.
There is a huge range of clearing equipment on our site including leaf sweepers. Plus a massive range of leaf vacs and blowers with one suitable for every task.
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