The word “powerhouse” might be the best way of describing the Husqvarna 570bts gas leaf blower. This commercial backpack blower delivers an extraordinarily high air volume and fantastic top airspeeds for quickly clearing your yard of all types of debris.
In this review, you’ll discover all the specs, details, and real-world performance test results on this Husqvarna gas blower. Then, you can make an informed decision about investing in this piece of outdoor equipment.
Husqvarna 570bts Pros and Cons
Husqvarna 570bts Specs and Product Highlights
This Husqvarna leaf blower has a two-cycle gasoline-powered engine that runs on regular gas mixed in a 50:1 ratio with 2-stroke engine oil. Built for everyday use in commercial applications and homeowners with sizable yards, woodlots, or orchards needing major clean-up of leaves, branches, pine cones, and other debris.
- Top airflow of 768 cfm and top airspeed of 236 mph
- Commercial-grade motor
- Low-emissions X-Torq engine with 65.6cc displacement
- High fuel tank capacity of 74.4 fl. oz
- Variable speed throttle with cruise control
- Ergonomic backpack design with comfortable shoulder straps
If you’ve owned other gas-powered leaf blowers and you weren’t impressed with their power, you might be pleasantly surprised by this Husqvarna backpack blower. It is designed for blasting away massive amounts of wet or dry leaves, large branches, heavy pine cones, and even small rocks and gravel in minimal time.
We discovered that this machine starts up right away after pumping the air purge button a few times, setting the choke, and pulling the starter cord two or three times. Once you get it running, the high air volume of 768 cfm and a top airspeed of 236 mph gives you tremendous power to move large piles of yard waste with ease.
The fuel tank of 74.4 ounces is extra-large for a leaf blower with this size motor. Many other gas-blowers only have tanks with a capacity of about 25-ounces, or even less. The extra-large tank on this model lets you blow debris for long periods without needing to stop and refuel, although a full tank of gas adds more weight to the blower.
The throttle controls the carburetor using a tube-mounted lever with variable-speed and cruise control, relieving stress on your hand from holding down the button. You are likely to appreciate this ergonomic feature given how long you can stay on the job with this machine.
The overall weight of this Husqvarna gas blower is 24.5 pounds before you fill the fuel tank, and a full tank adds another 4.6 pounds to the weight. Because of the weight, this is not a suitable blower for many homeowners with small or average-size yards. And many homeowners will find this tool has more power than what they really need.
The price tag on this equipment is also quite a bit higher than most homeowners with average yards want to pay. However, commercial buyers and people with large properties are likely to find it a bargain because this tool requires little maintenance and runs for years without needing repairs.
Suppose you are looking for a commercial backpack blower for home or business. In that case, this Husqvarna model has the reliability, durability, and power for quickly getting through large clean-up jobs with ease.
570bt Husqvarna Leaf Blower Product Highlights
– Air Speeds and Air Volume
Air volume is the spec that matters most on leaf blowers, and this machine delivers on this point with 768 cfm of air jetting out of the tube every minute. You can indeed find blowers with even higher air volumes, but the air volume on this model is more than enough for most large clean-up jobs.
The top airspeed on this Husqvarna leaf blower is 236 mph, and that’s higher than a class 5 hurricane and plenty of air for moving huge piles of wet leaves, large branches, gravel, and even small rocks. For example, we’ve heard reports of this blower easily moving piles of leaves uphill, and that’s not something most blowers can accomplish.
The tube is 47-inches long and snaps together without the need for any tools. The variable-speed control allows the user to adjust the airflow to precisely match the requirements of the task at hand. And once you have the correct airflow, you can set the cruise control to maintain it without needing to keep your fingers on the button.
– X-Torq Engine
Husqvarna designs the X-Torq Engines to lower emissions by up to 20 percent over other two-stroke engines. This engine type also improves fuel efficiency, so you don’t have to stop and refuel as often.
The engine in this model has a displacement of 65.6cc, giving it tremendous power. The throttle controls are located ergonomically on a lever mounted on the tube, where it’s easy to reach the variable-speed control and cruise control features.
The engine starts up with a pull cord, assisted with a spring mechanism that requires minimal effort to pull. In addition, the on/off switch automatically resets to on as soon as you turn the machine off. This feature is handy because it helps you avoid trying to start the engine with the switch in the off position and flooding the carburetor.
The engine has an easy-to-maintain, two-part air filter designed for maximum airflow and low maintenance. A foam pre-filter sits in front of a paper filter inside a compartment you can open by hand.
The foam filter is washable and requires a dose of foam filter oil to trap dust particles before entering the carburetor. The paper filter needs occasional replacement, but the pre-filter keeps it clean for a long time.
The advanced air filtration system keeps the carburetor and engine cleaner and working for a longer time without the need for major maintenance and repairs. As a result, anyone who invests in this tool will appreciate the lower repair costs and less downtime compared to other blowers.
– Fuel Tank and Gas
One drawback of many leaf blowers for more extensive jobs is the limited size of the gas tank. You won’t have that problem with this Husqvarna gas blower. The tank capacity is massive compared to many other gas-powered blowers, holding over half a gallon of fuel.
The two-cycle engine requires regular gasoline with an octane of 92 or higher mixed with 2-cycle engine oil in a 50:1 ratio. If you don’t like mixing your own gas/oil mix, you can buy the Husqvarna brand of premixed fuel, and doing this can extend the product warranty for an extra two years.
– Ergonomic Features
This blower has a full backpack with comfortable, wide shoulder straps and a waist belt to distribute the load, making it easier to carry. In addition, the tube-mounted throttle control keeps down the stress in your hand as you work and leaves your left hand free.
One drawback of this blower due to the weight is getting it onto your back. However, after inserting one arm through the shoulder strap and leaning forward, it’s much easier to lift and get it in position.
Another ergonomic feature is the additional buffering between the frame and engine, reducing vibration levels that can cause fatigue.
– Weight, Dimensions, and Noise Level
The dry weight of this blower is 24.5 pounds A full tank of fuel adds another 4.6 pounds. This weight is about average for powerful gas blowers like this one, but it’s high for many people who only want to blow leaves off the driveway or tidy up the lawn after mowing. If that’s your situation, we recommend a handheld model of the leaf blower.
This commercial backpack blower is relatively compact for the power it delivers, with overall dimensions of 20 inches in width, length, and height, not including the tube length.
The noise level of this tool is rated at 99 dB, and that’s loud. You’ll wake up the kids or disturb nearby neighbors on a Saturday morning with this yard tool in many residential settings.
Due to the high noise level, we recommend this equipment for large yards, estates, institutional settings, and job sites with low noise level sensitivity. We also suggest you wear ear protection when using this blower, or your ears will be ringing when you finish working.
The product comes with a standard 2-year warranty, but if you register it online and purchase Husqvarna brand premixed fuel, you can have the warranty extended for an additional two years.
Husqvarna has an outstanding reputation for high-quality outdoor yard equipment manufactured and assembled in the USA. This product lives up to the company’s high standards. It starts up and runs smoothly with little effort, it has low maintenance needs, and it’s easy to handle once you get it running.
This blower is designed for quickly completing large leaf blowing jobs for commercial users. Still, homeowners with large properties will also enjoy the power and efficiency this tool has to offer.