Best gas leaf blowers – top options/deals on petrol leaf blowers

There are many types of leaf blowers on the market, each with their own pros and cons. Among them, the gas powered leaf blowers are the ones you’ll choose when power is the thing you need the most. In the next rows, I’m going to tell you a couple of things about these petrol powered leaf blowers, what are their pros and cons and what are the best devices you can find in this class, based on their budget/performance ratio and reviews from previous buyers (gathered from various online sources), plus my own experience with many of them.

First, here’s why a gas leaf blower is great:

  • these are the most powerful types of blowers money can buy, thus productivity when working with them is high;
  • provide top mobility, as you have no power cords to depend on;
  • due to their power, are suited for all kind of jobs and can face all types of debriefs, from leafs to rocks and more.
Handheld leaf blowers

Handheld leaf blowers

As for the bad parts:

  • because of their gas engine, they are filthier and noisier than electric blowers. Still, these machines do have to meet all kind of regulations in order to be accepted in stores, so if you go for a modern petrol leaf blower, you’ll be nicely impressed by them;
  • they are usually quite heavy, somewhere from 6 to 25 pounds for the big industrial ones, but if you pick one of those backpack models, you won’t have any problems with carrying them around;
  • they require a special mixture of gas and oil to work, a fuel you can get from plenty of specialized stores though and is affordable.
Backpack gas leaf blowers

Backpack gas leaf blowers

All in all, it’s obvious a gas leaf blower is a machine built for power. If you have a big yard and need to clean it fast and easy, such tools can be of great help, with the expense of some noise and minor pollution. However, if these inconveniences bother you, there are other options too, like electric or battery powered blowers, but each with their own downsides.

Now that we’ve seen what you should expect from a gas powered leaf blower, here are some of the best petrol leaf blowers available on the market right now. Clicking the links for each of these tools will take you to pages with more details about each of them (prices include discounts and most of the time, Free Shipment).

  • Husqvarna 350BT – mid-size backpad blower, powerful, reliable, improved engine (quieter, requires less fuel)
  • Makita BHX2500CA – handheld, great power for a portable gas blower, 5 out of 5 marks from previous buyers;
  • Hitachi RB24EAP – handheld, affordable, decent power,┬áLow-Emission Engine, 7 years warranty for consumer-use;
  • Ryobi ZR08510 – portable, very powerful for a handled device, light and solid built, reliable, factory reconditioned;
  • Troy-Bilt TB4BP – backpack, very powerful and very reliable, light for its class, benefits from excellent reviews;
  • Tanaka TBL-4610R – backpack, ultra powerful, meant for industrial use, 5 out of 5 marks from buyers;

And you can also check out the gas/petrol leaf blowers in our dedicated category or look for suitable accessories for them in here.

Also, you might notice that there are no Mcculloch, Echo or Stihl devices included in this list. And I’ll tell you why: they are greatly overrated and if you’ll do your research online you’ll see that quite a lot of people have problems with them. Stihl does offer however 5 years warranty for their products, so their machines can be a nice pick, but unfortunately buying their products online can be a little bit complicated.

Gas powered blowers are built for power

Gas powered blowers are built for power

So that’s about it for now. As I’ve told you, this list is made based on my own or my friends’ experience with these products and also on what previous owners posted about them on various online reviews. Thus, these products listed here are popular because they are very good. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any other high quality gas powered leaf blowers on the market, so if you’ve spotted a model I’ve missed, please leave a comment and I’ll look into it.