Depending on where you live, heavy rains may thwart your efforts to clear all the leaves on your property. But paying big money for a wheeled blower isn't your only option if you have a large property and lots of wet leaves to collect. We recently took a look at the Troy-Bilt TB 672, $400 at Lowe's, and hope to get it in soon for testing.
We tested an earlier version of the TB672 two years ago and found it close to the top-rated Little Wonder 9502, which has since been discontinued. A preliminary look at today's TB672 suggested that, while the Little Wonder LB160H in our current Ratings for leaf blowers scored especially well, the Troy-Bilt might provide a little less power for half the Little Wonder's $800 price. And since the diameter of a blower's fan tends to be proportionate with blowing power, the Troy-Bilt's wide fan size should help it deliver more oomph than the typical backpack.
Have a smaller yard? For our current Ratings, we tested more than 30 models including 14 electric handheld blowers, (counting one cordless-electric) and 16 gasoline-powered handheld and backpack models besides the Little Wonder. For more information, see our buying advice for leaf blowers.