Green Machines battery powered blower shines
Green Machine is a relatively new brand, as you may have noticed while browsing Home Depot's website. This is a 62V system that covers the basic range a homeowner needs to keep their lawn up to par. We brought in the Green Machine 655 CFM Battery Operated Leaf Blower to see what it has to offer.
Green Machine 655 CFM Leaf Blower Performance Design
The Green Machine uses the popular and more efficient inline jet fan design. By taking air in from behind and shooting it straight out, it eliminates the friction of sending air through a 90° bend like side intake models.
weight and balance
The blower itself weighs 4.9 pounds, and the 4.0Ah battery brings the total package weight to 7.9 pounds. Combined with excellent balance with a natural downward slope, it's very manageable.
- Batteries are compatible with all Green Machine 62V tools
Controls consist of a fixed trigger that works in conjunction with a variable speed dial to control the power level. When you need maximum power, press the Turbo button to move the toughest debris.
On paper, the blower is capable of producing 655 CFM and 123 MPH. We set up force gauges to see what they would do in combination. At high altitude, our meter registered 12.5 Newtons. Use the Turbo button to reach 16.8 Newtons. To put it in perspective, handheld gas blowers designed for homeowners typically top out at around 12 Newtons.
At low speeds, Green Machine tells us to expect up to 100 minutes of blowing from the 4.0Ah battery in the kit. We tested it on high and were able to blow air continuously for 16 minutes and 45 seconds. In Turbo mode, we got 12 minutes and 9 seconds.
One of the great advantages of battery powered blowers is the lower noise level. We recorded noise levels of 93 decibels for treble and 95 decibels for turbo, measured from our operator's ears. In comparison, a handheld blower can run over 100 decibels on the same test.
Green Machine 655 CFM Leaf Blower Price
Green Machine hair dryers are an online exclusive to The Home Depot. It costs $249 and includes a 4.0Ah battery and fast charger. They'll ship to your home or your local Home Depot for free.
Green Machine offers a 5-year warranty on the blower and a 3-year warranty on the battery.
the bottom line
The Green Machine 655 CFM Leaf Blower has more power than a handheld gas blower and is designed for easy homeowner management. Nestled in the price gap between high-performance and high-value models, it might be just the "just right" you're looking for.
- Model: Green Machine GM500801
- Power supply: green machine 62V battery
- Maximum Airspeed: 123 MPH
- Maximum Airflow: 655 CFM
- Weight: 4.85 lbs
- Price: $249 with 4.0Ah battery and charger
- Warranty: 5 years on blower, 3 years on battery