The Makita EB5300TH is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 516 CFM at 184 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 52.5cc engine. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 516|
|MPH||Up to 184|
|Fuel tank||60.9 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||70 dB|
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The EB5300TH is powered by a 52.5 cc commercial-duty 4-stroke engine that requires no fuel mix and will deliver commercial duty performance with a maximum air speed of 184 mph and a maximum air volume of 516 cubic feet per minute. The mechanical automatic engine decompression is engineered for quick and easy starts, with heavy duty anti-vibration mounts between the frame and engine for improved operator comfort.
The EB5300TH is compact with less weight (only 19.7 lbs.) with wide padded straps and padded back panel for operator comfort. In addition, the large capacity muffler ensures quiet operation at 70dB(A).
Overview of the Makita EB5300TH
- Power: The EB5300TH gas-powered blower, manufactured by Makita, is rated for a max air volume of 516 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 184 MPH.
- 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. When compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300TH stands out due to its lower weight: just 19.7 lbs.
- Engine: This blower is fitted with a 52.5cc MM4® engine. As this is a 4-stroke engine, the blower does not require a mix of gas and oil in order to run. You can find more information about Makita's MM4® engine technology below.
- 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 Makita EB5300TH to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
- Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
- Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 60.9 fl. oz., this Makita blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.
The Makita EB5300TH's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita EB5300TH compare with similar leaf blowers.
- The air speed of the Makita EB5300TH maxes out at 184 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other 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.
- Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Makita EB5300TH can reach 516 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for 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.
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As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Makita EB5300TH is on the average side of the price range.
Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.
MM4® Engine Technology
The MM4® engine is a Makita's innovation aiming to provide 4-stroke engines that are lighter, have lower noise and vibration levels, are more user-friendly and do not require an oil/gas mixture.
Thanks to specially engineered components, the MM4® 4-cycle engine delivers high horsepower and torque (almost comparable to 2-stroke engines).
Moreover, it beats the power output of traditional 4-stroke engines by 20 to 30%, while having lower gas consumption. Leaf blowers fitted with the MM4® engine enjoy a faster and easier start, use and servicing.
In addition, the MM4®’s emissions are 90% lower compared to an equivalent 2-stroke engine, and thus comply with CARB Tier 3 and EPA Phase 2.
The bottom line
- In the expected price range
- Lightweight (19.7 lbs)
- Cruise control
- MM4® Engine
- Decent tank (60.9 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable noise (70 dB)
- Low CFM (516 CFM)
- Low MPH (184 MPH)
Founded in Nagoya, Japan by Mosaburo Makita, the Makita Corporation has been producing state of the art electrical power tools since 1915. Makita is the leader in electro engine technology, which is reflected in their products. The company has since expanded globally and currently manufactures its devices in 6 facilities across the world. Makita presents an innovative approach to power tool manufacture, which is testified by their LXT battery technology and antivibration AVT system. Their selection of over 400 products includes some of the best electrical leaf blowers on the market.
The Makita EB5300TH is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Makita blowers, please consult Makita's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between the Makita EB5300TH and the Makita EB5300WH?
The Makita EB5300WH features a hip throttle, whereas the Makita EB5300TH has a standard throttle located on the blower's tube. Moreover, the Makita EB5300WH has a slightly higher dry weight (20.1 lbs).
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This is a robust unit that is well made and a delight to use. In my experience it has been 100% reliable, easy starting, and reasonably comfortable to use. This blower has more than enough power for your average home owner and it’s fuel consumption is minimal. All in all, I couldn’t be more pleased and I do recommend this blower. Simple to use, simple to maintain, and it works. What more do you want?
You need to compare Apples to Apples. The Makita EB5300TH fits right in on a comparable scale in price with other manufacturers when comparing equivalent engine sizes, cfm and mph figures. (equivalent sizing models). I have been doing a lot of research with various makes and models of these blowers, and have tried to keep the comments of my chiropractor on my mind to consider keeping the weight on my shoulders reasonable (and the issues of maneuvering the weight on and off my shoulders).