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Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF Spec Sheet

The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 393 CFM at 180 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 393
MPH Up to 180
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 20.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 14:1
Misc
Weight 10.9 lbs
Noise rating 81 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

The Tanaka THB-260PF commercial grade hand held blower features an innovative high-volume fan nozzle, which provides more control for increased blowing efficiency. In addition, it comes standard with cruise control, a soft elastomer grip and is shredder/vacuum capable. (source: Hitachi)

Overview of the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF

  • Power: The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 393 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 180 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. At 10.9 lbs, the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25 cc engine. Please note that, because the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Hitachi, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the Tanaka THB-260PF offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Vacuum: The Tanaka THB-260PF is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (THV-260 (opens in a new tab) bag not included).
  • Mulching: Its mulching ratio is 14:1, meaning that it will turn 14 bags of soft debris into one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 81 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 20.3 fl. oz of fuel.

The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 180 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Poulan Pro PPBV25 and its 230 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • As this unit is rated at 393 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET, which boasts with 650 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (10.9 lbs)
  • Decent tank (20.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (81 dB)
  • Decent MPH (180 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Leaf collection bag not included
  • Low CFM (393 CFM)

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About Hitachi

Founded by Namihei Odaira in 1910, Hitachi operates business segments spanning the gamut from construction & outdoor products to information & telecommunication systems. Aside from its various other product lines and services, Hitachi has established itself as a trusted name in the lawn and landscape maintenance manufacturing industry. Hitachi recently aquired the German company Metabo and is progressively rebranding to Metabo HPT (Hitachi Power Tools).

Warranty Information

The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Hitachi blowers, please consult Hitachi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-706-7337.

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