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Husqvarna 550iBTX Spec Review

The Husqvarna 550iBTX is a cordless backpack leaf blower delivering 452 CFM at 121 MPH. It is powered by a 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 452
MPH Up to 121
Blowing Force 21 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)13.9 lbs
Noise rating 61 dB
Tube length 16.3 in
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbers967681101

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Description

Powerful, well-balanced and ergonomic backpack battery blower with impressive blow force (21N) for professional use. Its class leading power, low vibrations and noise levels allow you to work in public settings, even in noise restricted areas. The blower is IPX4 weatherproof and features continuous boost mode and cruise control as well as an intuitive key pad with battery status and running modes directly on the handle.

Overview of the Husqvarna 550iBTX

The Husqvarna 550iBTX in use

The Husqvarna 550iBTX

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 452 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 121 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: The Husqvarna 550iBTX is powered by an easy-to-recharge 15.6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (battery not included).
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. At 13.9 lbs for the blower alone, the Husqvarna 550iBTX is within the average weight range of electric backpack blowers.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the 550iBTX offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 61 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric backpack blowers.

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The Husqvarna 550iBTX's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Husqvarna 550iBTX compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Husqvarna 550iBTX maxes out at 121 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other battery-operated backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Ryobi RY404170, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 165 MPH.
  • As this unit is rated at 452 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most cordless backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Worx WG572, which boasts with 800 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless backpack blowers, the Husqvarna 550iBTX 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
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (13.9 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (61 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • Low CFM (452 CFM)
  • Low MPH (121 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 550iBTX 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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