If you’re someone who has only ever used electric, cordless leaf blowers despite having quite a large garden and a heavy work load during Autumn you might find your current blower struggles with the workload. So, if you’re after something a bit more powerful, with this model you’ll definitely get that, backed up by the brand reputation and quality of Makita. As at home in your garden as in the hands of professional landscapers, without doubt this would score very highly in a roundup of commercial leaf blower reviews.
Naturally the 75.66cc 4-stroke petrol engine puts out significant blowing power, more or less as powerful as you’re likely to get from a leaf blower, but what’s particularly nice about this product is the length of the nozzle. Others on the market are far shorter, meaning it’s harder to direct the tool to where you want it to go. This is just long enough to focus specific areas whilst at the same time not requiring a lot of effort to hold up off the ground.
It must be said this is among the heavier backpack leaf blowers available, weighing nearly 11kg which you might think would cause be back problems after a while. However, once it’s on your back it’ll feel much lighter. This is due to the low vibration transmission to your back, which can be one of the biggest culprits of fatigue and strain. It doesn’t move a lot and is very quiet considering the power it generates, so if you need a blower for extensive use this will definitely accommodate you from a comfort perspective.
The only major drawback is the price. The ZMAK-BBX7600 is one of the more expensive blowers on the market, but it’s easy to see why – quality far superior to competing models. You’ll find that most backpack blowers shake and rattle everything around them (including you), causing leakage as well as hand or back pain. Even after an hour, this product manages to stay composed with none of these problems and is probably worth the extra money if you need a blower for regular and extensive use.
- Low vibration, high quality design
- Comfortable strap
- Nozzle can be efficiently directed, thanks to its correct length
- Exceptional build quality
- Price is an issue, you’ll notice there are products like this on the market for even a couple of hundred pounds cheaper – so this really is a machine to be used regularly, such as in a professional context
This is a top quality leaf blower, and it shows. To have that much power on your back, while still easily being able to direct the blower nozzle without any kind of strenuous effort is a rare find. These are all features which you would expect from the best backpack leaf blower, so you shouldn’t regret spending so much on this if you do go for it. Remember, you get what you pay for!