Features and Specifications
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Overview of the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF
- Power: The Tanaka THB-260PF gas-powered leaf 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 leaf blowers.
- Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25 cc engine. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Hitachi for the Tanaka THB-260PF is 50:1.
- Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the Tanaka THB-260PF features variable speed settings for added control.
- 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 the blower’s collection bag.
- Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 14:1, this mulcher can shrink 14 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch, helping you get rid of unwanted leaves and debris.
- 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 when compared to other gas-powered handheld leaf 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.
- Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 180 MPH. That makes the Tanaka THB-260PF average in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
- As this unit is rated at 393 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it is less powerful than most gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).
The bottom line
- Decent Tank (20.3 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable Noise (81 dB)
- Decent Weight (10.9 lbs)
- Decent MPH (180 MPH)
- Low CFM (393 CFM)
Where to buy the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF?
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 InformationThe 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-706-7337.