Help with Leaf Blower decision
I am in the market for a leaf blower, and this will be my first leaf blower purchase. I have narrowed it down to different backpack leaf blowers but I need some guidance.
First, here is what I will be using it for: Blowing off driveways, patios, deck, but most importantly, cleaning up in the fall for the SEVERAL large, mature trees that we have. I want to get one unit that will work for everything and am concerned about buying something that is too weak to do my clean. However, budget is a concern too. I would like to spend no more than $250.
I have looked at:
Husqvarna 130BT (not many reviews online). It has 30cc, 145 MPH, 431 CFM but about 380 CFM at the nozzle.
Troy-Bilt TB4BP. It has 32cc, 150 MPH, and 480 CFM (but cannot find how much at nozzle).
The Husqvarna sells for $200 and the Troy-Bilt at $230 at a Lowes nearby.
What do you think? Any other suggestions I should be considering?