Today we are looking at the Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower, this is allegedly a commercial grade leaf blower at a domestic price. However, take care as the reviews are not brilliant for this blower, I will explain more later in this post.
Yesterday we looked at the Stihl SH 86-CE vacuum shredder, a well-proven machine that is also available without the vacuum kit. The price of the Stihl SH 86-CE vacuum shredder is £369 or £319 including VAT without the vacuum kit.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower is currently on special offer at £299.95 including VAT. At the time of writing, there is a free vacuum kit available for the oleo- Mac petrol leaf blower.
The petrol leaf blower comes with a three-year warranty for peace of mind.
- Powerful commercial-grade leaf blower.
- High specification.
- Commercial engine for longer life.
- Low vibrations.
- Low weight.
- Steel impeller with four blades for effective mulching.
- Free vacuuming kit.
- 36 L collection bag.
- Three years warranty.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 Pro Leaf Blower
Oleo-Mac was founded in northern Italy in 1972. The company has grown considerably over the years producing many different machines for the garden.
As I have mentioned in previous posts the petrol leaf blower is the machine that I use most in the garden. Obviously, its primary job this time of year is for leaf blowing, however, a leaf blower can be used for many other tasks in the garden. For example, blowing paths and driveways, tidying up after working in the garden, I have even used a leaf blower to clear the lawn after scarifying! Another excellent task for a petrol leaf blower is for blowing down machinery, I prefer using a leaf blower for this task, rather than power washing.
Although more often than not I use a knapsack style leaf blower, I really like the flexibility and compactness of the petrol handheld leaf blowers.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower is powered by a two-stroke 30.5 cc engine that develops 1.2 hp. The air jet produces 234 km/hour of air. The engine is quiet enough to use in residential areas. Starting is with the traditional recoil start. The manufacturer claims that the machine has a 10 times longer working life and the cheaper domestic models.
Mulching And Vacuuming
I’m not a great fan of mulching and vacuuming with the petrol handheld leaf blowers as the process is quite slow. It is okay to add those finishing touches, however, in general, I find it much easier to use a leaf blower as a blower rather than a vacuum and mulcher. If you are looking to carry out lots of garden vacuuming, it’s worth taking a look at our range of wheeled garden vacuum cleaners. These are powerful vacuums that are specially designed for the job.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower has a four-bladed steel impeller attached to a fan which helps to mulch the debris. It also means that the 36 L bag needs less emptying and is better for composting.
At the time of writing, the Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower comes with a free vacuum kit.
Unfortunately, some of the reviews for the Oleo-Mac BV270 pro leaf blower are not brilliant. The fact that the company offers a three years warranty, although there are terms and conditions, I would have expected better reviews.
Personally, I would go for the Stihl SH 86-CE vacuum shredder if you’re looking for a vacuum facility. Or the cheaper Stihl BG 86 C-E handheld petrol leaf blower which is just a stand-alone handheld petrol leaf blower.
|Engine Type||Petrol 2-stroke|
|Engine Power||1.2hp / 0.9kW|
|Engine Starting System||Recoil|
|Air Flow Speed||234km/h|
|Air Flow Volume||11.6m3/min (696m3/h)|
|Bag Capacity||36 Litres|
|Shredding System||4 Bladed Steel Impellor + Secondary Impellor|