Southland SHB25170 Spec Review

The Southland SHB25170 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 400 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 170
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio N/A
Speed settings Variable
Features
Fuel tank 20 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 11.5 lbs
Noise rating 79 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 1 year

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Description

Overview of the Southland SHB25170

  • Power: The Southland SHB25170 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 170 MPH and a max air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. Be aware that, at 11.5 lbs, the Southland SHB25170 is on the heavier side for gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25 cc engine. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run.
  • 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 SHB25170 features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 79 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 20 fl. oz., this Southland blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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The Southland SHB25170's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Southland SHB25170 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 170 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Southland SHB25170 can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, which boasts with 650 CFM.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Southland SHB25170 doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other leaf blowers of its class.
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (20 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (79 dB)
  • Decent MPH (170 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (11.5 lbs)
  • Low CFM (400 CFM)

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About Southland

Southland manufactures gas-powered equipment for leaf maintenance, lawn care, agriculture, and more. Their goal is to provide sturdy, dependable, easy-to-operate products for a variety of outdoor needs. Southland is a brand name of the arm of Mat Engine Technologies, LLC and operates out of Long Grove, Illinois, USA.

Warranty Information

The Southland SHB25170 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 Southland blowers, please contact the Southland Customer Support: 1-800-737-2112.

Questions & Answers

What type of fuel and oil is used for a 25cc 170mph 400 southland leaf blower. (Asked April 8, 2021)

Gasoline should be unleaded, 89 Octane or higher. 2-cycle oil should meet or exceed JASO FC expectations (opens in a new tab).

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Southland SHB25170
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  1. 1.15
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    I bought it 1 year ago, it starts, I have to run it with chock 1/2 and when it runs awhile it cuts out and dies, I bought it from menards on line ship to house, got a deal for junk, stay away from this southland 170 mph 25cc 400cfm, it ran bad out of the box,I pull the starter rope longer than it runs

    + PROS: good price
    - CONS: runs till it warms up
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  2. 1.15
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    i have same problem with this piece of shit right out of the box…..anyone know where the adjustment screw is on the carburetor? changed plug, changed fuel filter, only run non ethonal fuel out of the can in it and it will run til you give it the throttle and quit in less than a minute…..like the above comment, i have more time in it pulling the rope to start it than the amount of time it will stay running….any suggestions before i use it for target practice with my muzzleloader …

    + PROS: pretty for a doorstop
    - CONS: don't need a doorstop or practice pulling rope to start it
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