HUSQVARNA 550iBTX battery-powered backpack leaf blower

Husqvarna has released a battery-powered, professional-grade backpack blower. The 550iBTX is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 551 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an airspeed of 148 MPH.

The blower is powered by an easy-to-recharge 15.6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery that is sold separately. With a decibel rating of 73 dB, the 550iBTX is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric backpack category.

The backpack blower weighs 13.9 lbs and costs $499 without the battery.