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fatboy5803
06-12-2003, 03:43 PM
Just purchased this 145BT power blower, real nice set up.. My first back pack blower. A new shop in town so I wanted to help out so I purchased this unit, happy so far. Has anyone had any experience with the Husqvarna equipment ?? Thanks..


Lou :cool:

NCSULandscaper
06-12-2003, 06:22 PM
I run all husqvarna equipment except for mowers. Very pleased with everything so far and will continue to buy their products.

WeatherMan
06-12-2003, 06:29 PM
Same Here All My Small Equipment is husqvarna And My Mowers are all John Deere ( Nothing Runs Like A Deere)
I Guess I Like Orange and Green :alien:

greenman
06-12-2003, 11:31 PM
I have a 145 BT. Replaced the gas cap twice already (the unit is less than a year old). Cruise control broke about a month agao. Other than that, its been great. Get yourself something with a little more power for leaf season though.

fatboy5803
06-12-2003, 11:46 PM
I surely hope It holds up for awhile as I can't be spending and spending on Blowers. Was any of the problems under warranty ?


Lou :cool:

Grass Master
06-15-2003, 01:08 AM
My girlfriend blows harder than the Husky blowers....I have handheld blowers that out perform them!

rvsuper
06-15-2003, 01:20 AM
Come on Grass Master thats not appropriate.

I used to have a 145BT before I got my Redmax 7001. Had good power, but liked the Redmax a little better.

After I got my 7001, I sold my business about 4 months later.

drobson
06-15-2003, 02:12 AM
I have a 145BT and it works very well. Have had it over a year without any major problems.

One thing to watch out for is the way the straps are attached to the blower. They use very small washers that will cut through the straps in no time. I replaced them with a couple of fender washers lined with the same size rubber washers and have not had a problem since.

The power is fine, the only problems are with very wet leaves.

It is great on fuel and starts first pull every time.

LLMSERVICE
06-15-2003, 09:38 AM
I have the 155. A little more power than the 145 but I prefer my old Tanaka BP a little better. It was hard to justify the extra $200 though when it came to replacing.

I have a couple of Husqvarna products and am happy with them. The 225H60 hedge saw is an excellent little unit. The swivel rear handle is great.

fatboy5803
06-15-2003, 12:35 PM
Dan

Yes, I'm pleased with the starting, first pull every time so far.. I haven't dealt with the wet leaves yet, but very pleased so far with the unit.. Thanks everybody for the replies...


Lou

:cool:

greenman
06-16-2003, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by drobson




It is great on fuel and starts first pull every time.

You mean every time after its warm? Mine is kinda hard to start when cold (about 8 to 10 pulls, no throttle[my throttle lock/cruise control broke]).

drobson
06-16-2003, 12:29 AM
When it's really cold it takes a couple of pulls, but not nearly 8-10.

Full choke -> 1 pull

Half choke -> 1 or 2 pulls

total cold start is 2 - 3 pulls max

greenman
06-16-2003, 12:34 AM
Hmm, wish mine started that easy. If I have the throttle fully open and choked, it will start like that. Sometimes.

Mine is less than a year old, strap broke, like said above, fixed it with another washer, replaced 2 gas caps, and cruise control is broke. I guess its a decent machine. Minor problems are common and expected. BUT, the gasket inside the cap shouldn't keep breaking. Dealer told me it was due to alcohol in the gasoline.:rolleyes: Who knows. I think the cap was just put on too tight.:o