Makita 4-Stroke Hip Throttle Backpack Blower

Last updated date: May 2, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Backpack Blowers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Yard Care Life, A Top Daily, Top Ten Review Pro, Leaf Blower Guide, Best Plus Reviews, Blower Specialists, Review Wind and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack Blower you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Makita Makita 4-Stroke Hip Throttle Backpack Blower placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.8
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.4
28 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Provides exceptional power that works for residential and commercial applications. Harness sports lumbar support and padded shoulder straps for optimal comfort.
- BestReviews
No fuel mixing helps this blower to idle smoother, run quieter, have lower emissions, and provide users with easier and quicker starts.
- Yard Care Life
Large paddded shoulder straps and back panel are designed for fatigue free work even for under long term use.
- Best Advisor
It comes with perfect padding shoulder straps to better support your shoulders while doing the job.
- A Top Daily
The mechanical-automatic engine decompression allows easy and quick starts while the anti-vibration heavy-duty mounds places between the engine and the frame allow for better operator comfort.
- Top Ten Review Pro
The straps and backrest offer fantastic support and mold perfectly to the body.
- Prime Reviews
Thanks to specially engineered components, the MM4® 4-cycle engine delivers high horsepower and torque (almost comparable to 2-stroke engines).
- Leaf Blower Guide
The best part of this leaf blower is its versatility. You can use it as a backpack leaf blower as well as a handheld blower.
- Best Plus Reviews
We feel that the best feature is the 4-stroke engine, because we never liked having to mix the fuel and oil together before using it. With this engine, we can simply add the fuel and start removing the leaves and debris from anywhere.
- Review Wind
What experts didn't like
It's pricey, and the warranty is only good for one year.
- BestReviews
On/off button and throttle are located too close to one another.
- Yard Care Life
Rather high fuel consumption rate.
- Best Advisor
It's quite heavy.
- Leaf Blower Guide
The Makita EB7650WH is heavyweight.
- Best Plus Reviews
Can be too large for smaller people to wear comfortably.
- Review Wind

From The Manufacturer

Makita's 75.6 cc MM4 Hip Throttle Backpack Blower (EB7650WH) combines a cleaner-burning 4-stroke engine with quieter operation and the convenience of no fuel mixing. Makita’s 75.6 cc MM4 Hip Throttle Backpack Blower (EB7650WH) combines a cleaner-burning 4-stroke engine with quieter operation and the convenience of no fuel mixing. The cleaner-burning, fuel-efficient EB7650WH is a true step-up from older 2-stroke motors. For added convenience, the EB7650WH includes a hip throttle with cruise control and on-off switch. It’s engineered for commercial lawn and garden work, and is ideal for any professional seeking a best-in-class backpack blower. The EB7650WH is powered by a 75.6 cc commercial-duty 4-stroke engine that requires no fuel mix and will deliver commercial duty performance with a maximum air speed of 200 mph and a maximum air volume of 670 cubic feet per minute. The mechanical automatic engine decompression is engineered for quick and easy starts, with heavy duty anti-vibration mounts between the frame and engine for improved operator comfort. The EB7650WH is compact with less weight (only 24.1 pounds) with wide padded straps and padded back panel for operator comfort. In addition, the large capacity muffler ensures quiet operation at 76dB(A). Engine seizure due to improper fuel and oil mixing is one of the most common failures of 2-stroke engine power equipment. Makita has a better solution with MM4 4-Stroke Engine power equipment including backpack and handheld blowers, a mist blower, string trimmers, brush trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, telescoping pole pruners and couple-shafted products. For hardscape applications, Makita created the world's first 4-stroke engine power cutter with the 14-inch EK7651H. These efficient 4-stroke engine solutions go beyond exceptional tool performance, as they require no fuel mixing so users require only one gas can for all of their power equipment. They're engineered to run quieter, idle smoother, have lower emissions, and give users quicker and easier starts.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Makita 4-Stroke Hip Throttle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Husqvarna Professional 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 27
3. Greenworks PRO 80V Cordless Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Poulan Pro 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 21
5. Husqvarna 2-Cycle Handheld Blower
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 15
6. DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
7. EGO V Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Troy-Bilt 2-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Ryobi 2 Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8

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