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Southland SWB163150E - 163-cc 1200 CFM Walk-Behind Blower

The Southland SWB163150E is a gas-powered wheeled blower delivering 1200 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 163cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Walk-Behind
CFM Up to 1200
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 163cc
Strokes 4
Speed settings 4
Features
Self-propelled No
Fuel tank 112 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 88 lbs
Noise rating 76 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Overview of the Southland SWB163150E

The Southland SWB163150E in use

The Southland SWB163150E

  • Power: The Southland SWB163150E is a gas-powered leaf blower. It features a maximum air speed of 150 MPH and a maximum air volume rating of 1200 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Walk-behind blowers such as the Southland SWB163150E are favored for their robustness and suitability for professionals, offering unmatched power and efficiency for larger outdoor maintenance tasks. The unit features two 12" never-flat wheels at the back, as a well as a swiveling wheel that provides an enhanced freedom of movement on all types of terrain.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 163cc engine. As this is a 4-stroke engine, the blower does not require a mix of gas and oil in order to run.
  • Speed Settings: Featuring 4 speed settings, the SWB163150E offers users flexibility in adjusting airflow.
  • Adjustable Air Flow: The unit features a 3-position adjustable wind vane that allows you to direct your airflow straight, 15 degrees up, or 15 degrees down. For additional convenience, a forward-flow attachment is included and allows the user to redirect the airflow from the side to the front of the push blower.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 76 dB, the SWB163150E is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered walk-behind category.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank can hold 112 fl. oz. Since this capacity is below the average walk-behind blower tank size, it may run out of fuel quicker than other similar units.

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The Southland SWB163150E's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Southland SWB163150E compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Southland SWB163150E maxes out at 150 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other gas-powered walk-behind blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Billy Goat F602X, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 200 MPH.
  • The Southland SWB163150E delivers air at a rate of 1200 CFM (cubic feet per minute), placing it towards the bottom of the range for gas-powered walk-behind blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Billy Goat F1802SPV, which boasts with 2900 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas walk-behind blowers, the Southland SWB163150E is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (76 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (112 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (1200 CFM)
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

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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 SWB163150E 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 Southland blowers, please contact the Southland Customer Support: 1-800-737-2112.

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Southland SWB163150E
5.7 Total Score
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    Michael G Weddle October 26, 2023 at 5:52 pm
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    It can blow a lot of air but poor design for use off pavement. This is my second leaf cleanup season with it. From my experience it is poorly designed for use off pavement.

    On yard, soil, tree areas the 1″ wide solid rubber tires sink into the soil making it more difficult to push and pull. It does produce high CFM of air but only by an intake which is facing forward on the unit. So, it constantly sucks leaves to block air intake requiring constant removal. Perhaps intake at the rear or better yet a snorkel keeping it clear of the leaves blowing around?

    Regarding the tires, perhaps balloon/terra type tires to help keep it from sinking into the ground? Next, it is 3-wheel which, on uneven ground, causes it to want to tip over. The front, 3rd wheel pivots, another front pivot wheel as some mowers have, wouldn’t hamper maneuverability and make it more stable.

    Overall I would say, if your purpose is to clean solid surfaces of concrete, asphalt etc. it will do a good job. If for “off road” use on lawn or wooded area it’s a poor choice.

    + PROS: Can blow a lot of air
    - CONS: Mostly Cons, please read my review
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  2. 2.75
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    Would I purchase again knowing I may have motor issues, good question

    + PROS: Blows great when running
    - CONS: Started after log rest and a BIG cloud of smoke kept coming out of exhaust had to shut off motorOil leaking in somehow not sure if it’s from sitting a long time or more Extensive issue.Like gasket, crack, or ?How do I figure out ?
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  3. 3.75
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    Value
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    Quality
    80
    Performance
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    I bought this a few years ago, don;t remember the price. Right out the box, I couldn’t get it started. Eventually I figured out the directions to push the primer bulb 10x to start didn’t work. I have to pump it 20x and then when it starts I need to keep pumping the primer bulb till it warms up a little. Once I figured that out, it runs fine.

    + PROS: Moves a lot of leaves.
    - CONS: Hard to figure out how to get it to run. Directions where wrong.
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