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Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF Spec Review

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 Tanaka THB-260PF gas-powered blower, manufactured by Hitachi, is rated for a max air volume of 393 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 180 MPH.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. At 10.9 lbs, the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 25 cc. 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: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the Tanaka THB-260PF offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Vacuum: For those who really want to make leaves disappear, the Tanaka THB-260PF has a handy 'blower vac' feature (the keyword here being 'vac', aka 'vacuum'). It allows the operator to collect leaves and light debris in a collection bag to be easily discarded after the job is finished (THV-260 (opens in a new tab) bag not included).
  • Mulching: This mulcher’s 14:1 mulching ratio means it can reduce 14 bags of leaves and debris down to one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 81 dB, the Tanaka THB-260PF is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 20.3 fl. oz., this Hitachi blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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.

  • The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF expels air at speeds up to 180 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Its max air volume rating (393 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, 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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