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

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

R.R.P: £358.00  

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£259.00

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Description

Characterised by its superior blowing performance, robust build-quality and advanced ergonomics, the Tanaka THB-260PF is ideal for intensive commercial use or homeowners seeking the best equipment available.

Its powerful but clean-running and fuel-efficient 23.9cc PureFire engine is equipped with a Walbro diaphragm carburettor, an electronic ignition and a fuel-primer for reliable starting; and it combines a heavy-duty forged-steel connecting-rod with a chrome-plated, stress-relieved cylinder to ensure a very lengthy service-life.


Operator comfort is obviously a key consideration when you're taking-on large-scale applications with a handheld tool. The Tanaka THB-260PF ticks all the boxes in this regard, with its low-weight design (only 4.1 kg), auxiliary handle (which allows for two-handed use), cruise-control and a soft elastomer grip all working to make it pleasure to use.

Features

  • Environmentally-sound PureFire engine
  • Forged con-rod and chrome-plated cylinder for superior longevity
  • Fuel-primer and electronic ignition for headache-free starting
  • Innovative high-volume fan-nozzle for ultra-efficient performance
  • Shredder / vacuum capable with steel blade impellor
  • Ultra-lightweight design for effortless operation
  • Secondary handle allows for less tiring two-handed use
  • Cruise control and soft elastomer grip for optimum user-comfort

The Brand

Tanaka
The Leader in Low Emission Power Products

With over 80 years of engineering experience, Tanaka is a third generation, family owned company that is dedicated to providing professionals and homeowners with more of what they want: reliable, durable, and affordable two-stroke outdoor power equipment. This brand offers one of the broadest lines of innovative two-stroke products available from one manufacturer. Grass trimmers/brushcutters, hedge trimmers, blowers, edgers, chain saws, drills, augers, pumps and a full line of high-quality accessories - all available direct to your door from MowDIRECT!

A leader in the development of unique products and accessories.

Most domestic and all professional Tanaka Grass Trimmers/Brushcutters can be fitted with the BRAIN® Fully Automatic Cutting Head. Most hedge trimmers feature Tanaka's Sound Reduction System™ which reduces engine noise by up to 44 percent. Tanaka was the first to develop the Colour-Coded Nylon Line System for easily identifying different line sizes.

Tanaka offers you a complete source for professional quality two-stroke outdoor power. Their professional PROforce products are used by contractors around the world to maintain large business parks, stadiums and theme parks, as well as the gardens and grounds of larger-sized properties.

All products come with an extended 5 Year Guarantee for domestic use and professional models have a industry leading 2 Year Warranty!

Specs

Additional Information

Engine Type Petrol 2-stroke
Engine Capacity 23.9cc
Engine Power 0.85kW (1.14hp)
Engine Starting System Recoil
Engine Fuel Tank Capacity 0.6 Litres
Air Flow Speed 48.6 m/s (175 km/h)
Air Flow Volume 10.3m3/min (618m3/h)
Vac Kit Optional
Bag Capacity 56.5 Litres
Shredding System Steel Blade Impellor
Wheel Kit No
Harness Yes
Weight 4.1kg
Warranty 5 Year Domestic / 2 Year Commercial

Review

Overall score : 4.4 /5 (6 Reviews)

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So Far, So Good Bought this as a replacement for a stolen Stihl blower. Decided against another Stihl after some problems with the pull start on it, and because I've owned a Tanaka brush cutter for seven trouble-free years thought they were a good brand to stick with. Delivery was incredibly prompt and after a very quick, simple set up the blower was ready to go.

I'm a professional gardener so although I've not had the blower for long it has seen enough use for me to make a judgement.

It does run relatively quietly and although it doesn't quite have the same power as the Stihl it has enough to do everything I require from it. It feels well balanced, the cruise control is brilliant and the long, slightly angled nozzle makes it comfortable to use.

Long term reliability will decide exactly how good this blower is but so far, so good.

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Review by Simon / (Posted on 08/10/2017)
Good Quality but Not Right for Oak Tree Twigs The Tanaka THB-260PF is a very well designed and high quality product. It is light and the quietest I have heard. The various tubes for suction and blowing are very tight and not easy to fit, I believe that they will ease with use.

It starts easy and is powerful, the cruise control is a nice bonus. As a Blower it functions perfectly. Access to fit the vac tube is via a handle-screw which is better than others where a screwdriver needs to be inserted to release a catch.

I have four Oak Trees in my garden and I bought this because of its metal blades for handling twigs. I was not even able to fill one bagful because the machine kept getting clogged-up in the outlet tube to the bag, downstream of the impeller. The outlet tube is split into two halves by a plastic strengthener which might be restrictive, and the tube size seems too small to handle the size of mulch.

I suspect that it may not clog as readily with other leaf types. I am disappointed that it fails in its main reason for purchase. If things improve with twig-less leaves later on then I'll leave another review.

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Review by Leslie C Spencer / (Posted on 08/11/2016)
Good, But....... The heart of the machine is the motor. Solidly built and very easy to start. But a screw was missing in the main fan cover plate, and this allowed water content from damp leaves to leak out over the machine when using it as a vac. Not a big problem, just caused a mess.

Biggest gripe is the way the tubes fit onto the motor. Different tubes are used depending on if you are using the unit as a vac or a blower. The design means the tubes have to be plugged in and then rotated 90 degrees to lock in place. This is not easy to do! I put some grease on to lubricate, but this just attracted grit etc.

I wanted the machine primarily as a vac. We have a chestnut tree which drops enormous leaves this time of year. I might have been asking too much (it is commercial grade?) but slightly damp leaves easily jammed in the outlet to the bag. This meant removing the pipe, not easy to do - see above! And if you didn't clear right inside the fan, then the machine would quickly block again.

But it works well on drier smaller leaves. Really good power and the collection bag holds a lot of mulched leaves. Emptying the bag is best done by leaving it attached the the machine, as to remove it from the pipe is a bit of a faff, and to remove the pipe from the machine is tricky - see above. Bag itself is good quality, good strong zip.

All in all good, but let down by the quality of the pipes. The plastic used is poor quality and because they flex so much, that creates the fitting issue.

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Review by Peter Jenkins / (Posted on 12/11/2015)
Very good I have had previous models of this machine which have been great so I purchased this one. I am not disappointed - I use it mainly for the Vac function which it does without clogging.

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Review by Ian Cullup-Smith / (Posted on 08/11/2013)
Good bit of kit The blower and free vacuum add on kit were well packed. So first I perused the instructions, followed what they said and the unit started on the third pull.

The only difficult part was the assembly of the pipes and nozzle.They were all very tight fitting and being somewhat slippery I needed to wear gloves to get an adequate grip.

The unit appears to be well made and is more than adequate to control the fallen leaves in our largish garden.

It runs quite quietly and I do not need ear defenders. If the situation ever arose I would happily buy another of these.

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Review by Jeff / (Posted on 17/10/2013)
Commercial quality at an economical price Leaf blower-suckers start from £80 and whilst £228 may seem a lot the value is immediately obvious when you open the box. Clear instructions and obvious build quality. Clip system together in a couple of minutes fill with fuel prime carb and it starts in a couple of pulls and then just purrs! The blow power was enough to create a 4-6" wave of Cypressa tree droppings which I then just had to scoop into the bin. On suction the unit picked up the beach nut leaves and nut husks easily and almost sucked itself onto the tarmac if I revved too high. The light weight is a bonus and the two handles make handling in either blow or suck mode comfortable. I cannot wait for the leaves to drop so I can play some more! The Tanaka is a pleasure and well worth the money - Don't be fooled into buying a cheap and cheerful alternative - because cheerful you will not be!

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Review by Roger / (Posted on 27/09/2013)
£259.00

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

  • Environmentally-sound PureFire engine
  • Forged con-rod and chrome-plated cylinder for superior longevity
  • Fuel-primer and electronic ignition for headache-free starting
  • Innovative high-volume fan-nozzle for ultra-efficient performance
  • Shredder / vacuum capable with steel blade impellor
  • Ultra-lightweight design for effortless operation
  • Secondary handle allows for less tiring two-handed use
  • Cruise control and soft elastomer grip for optimum user-comfort

R.R.P: £358.00  

Save £99.00

£259.00
FREE SHIPPING
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Orders below £50.00 are charged at £4.95.

Our full shipping policy is here

* Some geographical exclusions apply
  • Delivery 2-4 Working Days
  • Product Arrives Boxed
  • 5 Year Consumer / 2 Year Commercial Guarantee
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