One of the major pitfalls of the average professional gas leaf vacuum mulcher is that it is too heavy and the power causes the wrist to rotate, thereby creating wrist problems over the years. To address this issue and also offer small garden-owners the choice of professional-grade landscaping instruments at a competitive price, the Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac claims to offer a great combination of lightweight construction, ergonomic design and sheer gas leaf vacuum mulcher power. Considering however that many landscaping products don’t contain features useful for homeowners, it is necessary to see if Husqvarna has skipped them or provided a truly holistic unit.
Excellent 8000RPM motor with good noise management
Professional gas leaf vacuum mulchers need to be powerful, and catering to this need is an 8000 RPM 2-stroke motor that has a power rating of 1.1HP. At the same time, the motor is fuel-efficient, offering a good 575 g/kWh consumption ratio, which when considered along with the 16.91-ounce tank and ability to work for long hours, makes this product capable of handling large lawns and flower beds without becoming overheated or requiring fuel refill.
Good Speed with “Cruise-Control” for optimal speed maintenance
The product utilizes this powerful engine to produce airspeeds in the vicinity of 170mph, which is sufficient to blow away even the most tenacious of debris and leaf waste. Further, this speed is maintained without additional pressure being applied on the motor through the “cruise control” mode. This is again ideal for large tasks where it is inconvenient to modify the speeds again and again.
Excellent Blow tube innovation and ergonomic design
Because it is meant to be used both at home and on a commercial basis, the product comes with multiple blow tube length options, each of which caters to a specific type of task. Change in length can be obtained by attaching or removing small and light attachments, all of which are included as part of the product package.
Coupled with the innovative blower design is the ergonomic main body construction. Central to its ergonomics is the alignment of the fan airflow with the handle, which keeps torque from rotating the wrist repeatedly and causing wrist-related ailments in the long term.
Light, compact and easy to use
Unlike most professional units, this gas leaf blower vacuum mulcher has a bodyweight of just 9.6 pounds, and when considered without the adjustable tube, is one of the most compact units in the market. A soft-grip handles and gathered controls complete the excellent design schema of this product. At this weight, we also have another brand of gas leaf blower: RYOBI RY09050 26cc 200MPH at 9.5 pounds
Just as it is light and compact, the presence of an Air Purge system for removal of air from carburetor for easy start and durable starter cord allows the product to be accessible even to beginners and those with little time to carry out lawn maintenance and landscaping tasks.
Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc is a lightweight handheld leaf blower with ergonomic design for landscape professionals as well as homeowners
What I like
- Powerful motor and great capacity make the product ideal for carrying out professional tasks.
- High speed is maintained throughout, thus making larger tasks easier still.
- Design and product dimensions and weight make it ideal companion for long hours of leaf clearance.
- Gathered buttons, Air Purge system and excellent starter cord make the product ideal for those with little time to learn the art of garden maintenance.
What I dislike
- Despite complying with CARB regulations, the product is somewhat loud.
Compare Husqvarna 125BVx with similar Leaf Blowers
|NAME||IMAGE||PRICE||WEIGHT(LBS)||SPEED (MPH)||POWER||OUR RATING|
|Husqvarna 125BVx||See It||9.6 lbs||170||gas-powered||4.0|
|Husqvarna 952711925||See It||9.4 lbs||170||gas-powered||4.0|
|Toro 51621||See It||8.9 lbs||250||Corded-Electric||4.5|
|Hitachi RB24EAP||See It||8.6 lbs||170||gas-powered||4.5|
While the noise levels may make the product unsuitable for some noise-sensitive environments, the sheer power and ergonomic design make it the ideal choice for virtually all other environments. Coupled with the ability to run for a long time and the preclusion of risk of wrist rotation fatigue, these features make this gas leaf vacuum mulcher one of the top contenders for anyone seeking a versatile and well-built garden management product in an affordable price range.