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Southland SWB43170 - 43-cc 520 CFM Walk-Behind Blower

The Southland SWB43170 is a gas-powered wheeled blower delivering 520 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 43cc engine. (Read full specs)

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  • $245.99 - June 13, 2024
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Since: February 16, 2024
  • Highest Price: $259.99 - February 16, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $233.99 - February 24, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Walk-Behind
CFM Up to 520
MPH Up to 170
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 43cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Self-propelled No
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 28 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 28 lbs
Noise rating 94 dB
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbersSWB43170.COM

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Description

Overview of the Southland SWB43170

The Southland SWB43170 in use

The Southland SWB43170

  • Power: The SWB43170, produced by Southland, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 520 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 170 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: Walk-behind blowers such as the Southland SWB43170 are the most powerful. They are wheeled, heavy, have to be pushed and are mostly used by professionals. The unit features two 10" 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 engine boasts a displacement of 43cc. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Southland SWB43170, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune airflow with the variable speed settings of the SWB43170, complemented by intuitive cruise control for effortless use.
  • Noise: At 94 dB, the noise produced by the SWB43170 is in line with what you'd expect from other gas-powered walk-behind blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a fuel tank capacity of 28 fl. oz, the unitfalls below the average size for walk-behind blowers, which might require more frequent refills during extended use. In fact, it is the smallest tank of all gas walk-behind blowers.

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The Southland SWB43170's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Southland SWB43170 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Southland SWB43170 maxes out at 170 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 F1802SPV, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 200 MPH.
  • Its airflow capacity, rated at 520 CFM (cubic feet per minute), positions it at the lower spectrum among 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, the Southland SWB43170 is the cheapest of all gas walk-behind blowers.

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

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (94 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (28 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (520 CFM)
  • Low MPH (170 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 SWB43170 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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