Husqvarna 590BTS - 1245 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

The Husqvarna 590BTS is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 1245 CFM at 216 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 79.4cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 1245
MPH Up to 216
Blowing Force 56 N
Engine
Make X-Torq®
Engine displacement 79.4cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 91.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 26.2 lbs
Noise rating 81 dB
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbers970551002

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Description

Maximize productivity by giving your crew the ability to quickly move heavy debris and leaves with the powerful Husqvarna 590BTS backpack blower. With 56N of blowing force and 1,245 CFM of air volume at speeds of 216 MPH at the nozzle, this blower packs a powerful punch.

Overview of the Husqvarna 590BTS

  • Power: The 590BTS gas-powered blower, manufactured by Husqvarna, is rated for a maximum air volume of 1245 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a maximum air speed of 216 miles per hour (MPH).
  • 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. Be aware that, at 26.2 lbs, the Husqvarna 590BTS is on the heavier side of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: Its X-Torq® engine boasts a displacement of 79.4cc. Given its 2-cycle design, it's essential to mix gasoline and oil correctly for the unit's engine. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the 590BTS 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 590BTS to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 81 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a tank that can hold 91.3 fluid ounces, the 590BTS has a much higher fuel capacity than your typical gas backpack blower. In fact, it is the biggest tank you'll find in our selection of gas backpack blowers.
  • 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.

The Husqvarna 590BTS's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Husqvarna 590BTS compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • With a rated maximum air speed of 216 MPH, this blower falls within the expected range for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Husqvarna 590BTS boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 1245 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute), solidifying its position as one of the most powerful gas-powered backpack blowers.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Cruise control
  • Large tank (91.3 fl. oz.)
  • X-Torq® engine
  • High CFM (1245 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (81 dB)
  • Decent MPH (216 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (26.2 lbs)

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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 590BTS 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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