Looking for advice on my next backpack blower purchase.
I'm a home-owner on a bit less than 1/2 acre heavily wooded lot. I just sold my Husqvarna 125BT, a 25cc backpack blower which ran nicely but when moving leaves on grass it made me constantly debate whether raking would be faster. I'd also like to clean off the deck faster without so many passes.
I've narrowed down (I think) my next purchase to either the Stihl BR 380 D ($329+tax) or Husqvarna 150BT ($270+tax). Any opinions or experience with a backpack blower in this range? I've been very happy with the Stihl MS260 saw I picked-up used (based on lots of advice in threads here on aroristsite) but the Husqvarna blower never gave me any troubles either.
Husqvarna 150BT, $170+tx, 494 CFM, 173mph, 50cc
Stihl BR 380 D, $329+tx, 465 CFM, 181mph, 56cc