How To Select The Right Blower For You
Determine which power source will best meet the needs of your lawn size. If your yard is a ½ acre or larger, and you cannot reach every area with an extension cord, you may want to consider buying a gas unit. However, electric blower vacs can provide outstanding power and performance, with several benefits over gas-powered models…
- Less noise
- No exhaust
- No emissions
- No mess or smell
- No maintenance
- Start instantly
- Weigh less
- Can be stored inside
- Blower-only models: perfect for light clean-up chores like putting the finishing touches on your landscape or to clear off the sidewalk or driveway
- Blower/Vac models: great for managing leaves or removing organic debris from landscaped areas
- Toro Power Sweep: for light clean-up tasks around the year, sidewalk, and garage
- Toro Rake & Vac: for light to medium clean-up chores and the flexibility to vacuum
- Toro Super or Ultra Blower Vacs: can handle the toughest, most demanding leaves and yard debris
- To better understand blower power, click here!
Which features do I need?
2-speed motor: allows you to control the air stream for the right amount of blower or vacuum power.
- Blower mode: use on low for better control on hard surfaces or in tight corners; use on high for tough lawn chores.
- Vacuum mode: use on low in landscaped areas to avoid vacuuming up garden mulch or landscape rocks; use on high for tough lawn chores.
Variable speed motor:
Same as “2-speed motor” above except there is more flexibility to match the power level to the task.
The “miles per hour” rating of a blower is an indication, but not the sole factor in creating power. Blower power is a function of both air speed and air volume (see “understanding blower power”). For Toro blowers the higher MPH ratings do correspond with more power.
No tools conversion:
All Toro blower/vacs come with a quick-release latch to easily switch between blowing and vacuuming.
The mulch ratio is a measure of how well a blower/vac mulches and reduces the volume of the debris. A mulch ratio of 10-to-1 means the blower/vac will mulch 10 bags of dry leaves down to one bag after vacuuming. Volume reduction will be less on debris that is high in moisture or densely packed.
A metal impeller will provide better mulching and better durability for aggressive and/or frequent vacuuming.