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Husqvarna 150BT Vs 350BT - What's the Difference?

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Are you wondering what the differences are between the Husqvarna 150BT and 350BT backpack blowers are? If so, you will find out all you need to know in terms of specs in the 150BT vs 350BV comparison table just below. 

Both models are actually very similar, hence why so many get confused over the differences between them, they are both lightweight commercial grade blowers that both have the mid range 50cc blower motor intrgrated & X-torque engine. In all, the differences are pretty subtle, which we will now explore.

   Husqvarna  150BT Husqvarna 350BT
Price* $300 $320
Features X- Torque Engine, Air Purge, Low Vib X- Torque Engine, Air Purge
Displacement, Output 50.2 cc, 2.15 hp 50.2cc, 2.1 hp
Tank Capacity 42.27 fl oz 42.27 fl oz
Consumption 455g / kWh 455g / kWh
Spark Plug NGK CMR7H -
Max Power - 7500 rpm
Air Speed 251 mph 180 mph
Sound Pressure 72 dB 71 dB
Weight  22.5 lbs 22.5 lbs
Rating 86% 90%

*Although these are the official prices for the two blowers (from their official webpage) you can actually find them much cheaper through retailers (e.g. amazon.com). Prices of the 350BT and 150BT are closer to $300 and $180 respectively (again this will vary depending on where your shopping and comparing prices).

Features

Both models have the unique X-torq engine integrated that has been specially designed to be more eco friendly removing emissions by up to 60% as well as increasing the overall efficiency and durability by about 20%. Moreover, both the back pack air blowers have the air purge feature which acts remove air from the carburetor as well as the fuel system to allow for a smoother initial start.

Low Vibrations

The 350BT however also comes with dampeners that have been placed in between the engine and chassis which reduces the vibrations sent through the blowers. Measurements are taken down as follows: equivalent vibration level handle @ 2.2 m/s2and sound pressure level at operators ear @ 94 dB and sound power @ 104 dB.

HUSQVARNA OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT 150BT 50.2cc Backpac
Amazon Price: $389.94 Too low to display Buy Now
(price as of Jun 7, 2014)

Engine Specifications

The 150BT actually has a larger power output marginally at 2.15 hp compared to 2.1 hp on the 350Bt model, but the cylinder displacement is the same at 50.2 cc as well as having the same fuel tank volume and consumption (which makes sense given they are based on the same engine type).

There is a difference in air flow performance though and this is mainly to do with the tube difference, the 150 has narrower tubes compared to the 350BT model. Hence, as we can see from the stats air flow in housing 710 cfm on the 150 and 692.17 cfm with the 350 and in the pipe there is a difference too of 494 with the 150BT and slightly more at 494.41. The air speed as expected is vastly different with the 150BT at 251 mph and 350BT at 180 mph. 

The larger model is better suited for autumn fallen leaves whereas the 150BT narrower tube is better for stuck down wet leaves on pavements.

Equipment

The 150BT has a round nozzle as mentioned just above and the 350BT comes with an integrated harness for greater control over the blower. Both have the same dimensions and weight the same at just 22.5 lbs.

Which to Buy the 150BT or 350BT?

With regards to pure bang for buck, the 150BT is definitely the way to go. However, if you feel the lower vibration mechanism of the 350BT could be beneficial, then go right ahead. When it comes right down to it, there is barely any significant difference to be had between them, the 350BT basically produces a wider less focused air flow whereas the 150BT is narrower and more focused.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the comparison of the 150BT Vs 350BT then please make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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