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Husqvarna 130BT Spec Review

The Husqvarna 130BT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 360 CFM at 145 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 29.5 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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  • $381.02 - October 2, 2022
  • $771.92 - August 24, 2022
  • $364.36 - July 29, 2022
  • $375.30 - July 23, 2022
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Since: July 23, 2022
  • Highest Price: $771.92 - August 24, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $364.36 - July 29, 2022

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 360
MPH Up to 145
Blowing Force 11 N
Engine
Make X-Torq®
Engine displacement 29.5 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 28.16 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 14.55 lbs
Noise rating 91 dB
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbers965102208

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Description

The Husqvarna 130BT is a unique lightweight back pack blower with the large landowner in mind. It combines very low weight and ease of use for those who have to work for longer periods of time. Features include a new X-Torq® engine for increased power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Harness and tube-mounted controls improve operational ergonomics.

Overview of the Husqvarna 130BT

The Husqvarna 130BT in use

The Husqvarna 130BT

  • Power: The Husqvarna 130BT is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 145 MPH and a max air volume rating of 360 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free.
  • Engine: This blower's X-Torq® engine has a displacement specification of 29.5 cc. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Husqvarna 130BT, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Husqvarna 130BT to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 91 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank has a capacity of 28.16 fl. oz. Although this is not especially impressive for a backpack blower, it allows the unit to maintain a decent overall weight, making it more portable and comfortable to use.
  • X-Torq®: The X-Torq® is Husqvarna's latest technology for two-stroke engines. It reduces fuel consumption by up to 20% and harmful exhaust emissions by up to 60% while increasing torque over a wider rpm range.

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The Husqvarna 130BT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Husqvarna 130BT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 145 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Husqvarna 150BT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 270 MPH.
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 360 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Husqvarna 130BT is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Cruise control
  • X-Torq® engine
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (91 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (28.16 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (360 CFM)
  • Low MPH (145 MPH)

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About Husqvarna

Founded in 1689 in the town that bore its namesake, Husqvarna is a Swedish company that has been developing and manufacturing quality tools and accessories for 325 years. This makes Husqvarna one of the longest-operating manufacturers of outdoor products. Thanks to its reputation and a passion for innovation and quality, Husqvarna continues to be an industry leader in the outdoor power tool market.

Warranty Information

The Husqvarna 130BT is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Husqvarna blowers, please consult Husqvarna's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.

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