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Cub Cadet BV428 25cc 4-Cycle Hand Held Leaf Blower/Vacuum

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Grade
Mid Grade
Style
4-Cycle Gas
Surface Area
1/4 Acre to 1 Acre
1/4 - 1 Acre
Function
Leaf Collection
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Powerful 25cc 4-cycle Engine
Full crank crankshaft
No mixing of oil and gas

Ample Power And Speed To Take On Any Job
Air speed up to 150 mph
Air Volume up to 450 cfm

Vacuum Kit Included
Blower can be turned into a vacuum to collect debris
1 bushel debris collection bag

Mulching Function
Mulching blades reduce material and increase bag capacity
10:1 ratio mulching function

Overmold Grip
Helps reduce fatigue during extended use periods
Makes blower easy to handle and control


Model
  Model Number:41AS4BVG912
 UPC:084931844223
 ManufacturerCub Cadet
Engine
 Engine BrandCub Cadet
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC25 cc
 Fuel Tank Size0.10 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Blower
 Air Speed (mph)150
 Volume of Air (CFM)450
Overview
 DimensionsL x W x H
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  7 Questions
Q: Even though I have just a couple of trees, being in Kansas wind and at the end of a street, I get huge drift piles of leaves against my fence. I do not need the blower but only the vac/mulcher capability. I got rid of my two cycle so for 4 cycle I was leaning towards the Cub Cadet BV428. However it has plastic and not metal blades and you seem to like the mulching of the Husqvarna 2 cycle better. There will not be any twigs in the drift and I will want to put the mulch on my garden. Based on the above what would be the pros and cons for each model? And your recommendation.
by Russell Strader from Kansas on December 08, 2013

A: Russell,

If you are really talking huge leaf piles, I am not sure that a hand held vacuum option is the best choice for you. You may spend more time emptying your mulch bag than actual vacuuming. Also, you have to make sure you are vacuuming in drier conditions or the leaves will just bend and not shred.

If you do want to go hand held, I feel the Husqvarna would do a much more efficient job than the Cub Cadet, but if you don't put quality gas and oil, that 2-cycle is going to be a rough start.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Your review states this unit is light. 20 lbs. is twice the weight of other units. Reviews say heavy. Which is it?
by Joe from Pennsylvania on December 02, 2013

A: Joe,

I did that review a while ago where most of the competitive models were right around that weight. It is a bit lighter when just used as a blower, and I still feel the when used as a vacuum, the strap takes a bit off of that load as well.

by Joe, Product Expert
Q: I have been using an Echo leaf vac for about 5 years. It was alright but got jammed a lot when I pulled up a piece of wood chip. Otherwise it worked quite well but that part was quite frustrating. As it is not starting, I decided it was time for a replacement. After reading a number of reviews I chose the Echo ES250. I was sorely dissapointed. It worked worse! It hardly mulched the leaves. Can you tell me what the best hand held leaf vac mulcher is? I do not use the blower.
by Rolfe from Illinois on November 27, 2013

A: Rolfe,

I prefer the mulching system Husqvarna has on the 125BVX:

Husqvarna 125 BVX

They have steel blades along with the impeller to process the debris even further. I am also a big fan of the power in the engine.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Hi Joe, I have a very long driveway, about 2/20's of a mile, and am looking for a leaf blower with capability to mulch and vacuum the leaves at the end of the job
by Jeff from North Carolina on November 09, 2013

A: Jeff,

I feel like we are talking about 528 feet give or take and that is huge. Depending on your leave coverage you may want to invest in some other mulching options.

A blower/vacuum that you walk behind would give you the power and capabilities you need in tackling a larger than life clean up chore.

Patriot Walk behind Blower Vacuum
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: I want a 4 cycle leaf vac equivalent to an electric Black and Decker 2500 leaf hog. Is the Cub Cadet BV428 a good leaf vac?

Where does the bag attach?

by Patrick Wrobel from New York on November 03, 2013

A: Partick,

I feel you will find the BV428 a equivalent to the electric leaf hog in style and ease of use, and even superior in its power capabilities.

the Vacuum bag attaches to the blower's outlet, which in vacuum mode gets installed where the impeller door is on the opposite side of the picture above.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: I need to pick a leave vacuum/mulcher for a PTA compost system. We will mulch large quantities of bagged leaves with sticks and have no need for blowing. Requirements: Sturdy, $200 plus is ok if reliable, fewer jams etc,. easy to use, not terribly loud, I thought a stand up model until someone said to get a blower/vac
by Philip Davis from New York on October 09, 2013

A: Philip,

A handheld blower/vac truly is only beneficial with smaller amounts of leaf coverage. Also, the leaves have to be in more of a dry condition or the impeller in the vacuum will not reduce them in shreds. They basically just bend and clog. A large amount of leaves could be quite the nightmare in damp conditions. The impeller in a handheld would not be able to handle sticks of any kind.

A walk behind is a solid choice for large area leaf coverage, but we do not have any close to a $200 price range. If you would like to cont me and discuss the models I feel that would help you, please call me at 800-710-7499 Ext. 133.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: What kinda blade does this have metal or plastic
by Kodie from Alabama on February 11, 2013

A: Kodie - the impeller blade on the Cub Cadet BV428 is a high impact polymer material. It is not metal.
by Joe, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 41AS4BVG912 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
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Leaks Oil (1)
Easy To Use (11)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
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95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

The Cub Cadet BV428 hand held leaf blower delivers professional grade performance at a Do-It-Yourself price. Loaded with features, this leaf blower can handle pretty much anything your yard can can throw at you in terms of clean-up.

The Cub Cadet BV428 is powered by a 25cc, 4-cycle engine - so you don't need to pre-mix the gas and oil. The engine has a noise reducing design, and produces up to 150mph air velocity. You'll be able to clean-up leaves, grass clippings and other yard debris in... more
Joe Recommends This Model
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Paul R.
Southfield, MI
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Value
I purchased this unit to replace a Sears Craftsman 2-cycle machine which stopped working. The Craftsman unit was always difficult to start and became more so over the 13 years I used it. The Cub Cadet leaf blower started on the first pull and continued to do so after several start stop cycles. I enjoy not having to prepare the gas/oil mix. I encountered no issue with the engine exhausting/leaking oil as I read in some reviews. I particularly like the variable speed trigger and cruise control... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Durability
Paul Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Richard S.
Adams, MA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/17/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
My New Leaf Blower:
The leaf blower has run poorly since day one.The owners manual said that after 3 tank fulls of gas that it would break in and run better. I think I should use it for my new boat anchor. I'm very disappointed with my purchase.
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Donald K.
Saint Louis Park, MN
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/18/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Choice
I decided to get a 4-cycle leaf blower so I wouldn't have any remaining gas/oil fuel mixture at the end of the fall leaf blowing season. I decided on the Cub Cadet since it has the best warranty of 3 years (charged on Citi card and I will get a 4th year with their extended warranty protection at no extra cost). Other manufacturers will give you a 1 year warranty (like Makita)

It has good blowing power and doesn't seem real loud. I have not tried the mulching feature yet. It also starts... more
Donald Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Theodore W.
Westminster, SC
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/11/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Stronger Than I Expected
Having problems with 2 cycle small engines. They have been hard starting. This 4-cycle is the answer. It starts like a dream and will not gum up.
Theodore Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Richard O
Haverhill, MA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/28/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Product!
This blower is fantastic. The manual says something about it stalling during the break-in period and should be fine after 5 tanks of gas, this one was fine after one tank. Super easy to start - I hold it with my right hand while pulling the cord with my left and it starts the first time!

I've had several blowers in the past, both electric ans 2-cycle gas. They all blew leaves just fine, this 4-cycle does it one better. It even blows the millions of acorns along with the leaves. With all the... more
Richard Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Winton H.
Humboldt, IA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Leaf Blower/vacuum
The leaf blower is easy to start and has plenty of power. The weight is just right and does all I expected it to do.
Winton Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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10
D Lo
Lakeville, MN
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/19/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value! Tons Of Power! Works Just As It Should!
I have used the leaf blower a few times a week since purchased. I have had it now for about a month and a half. Absolutely love the craftsmanship and overall ease of use you would expect from Cub Cadet. I used the vac once and must say I was pretty impressed. The only complaint I'd have which goes for all personal use blower/vacs is the collection bag. I have to empty every 2-3 minutes but it sure beats raking.
D Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Thomas L.
Sparta, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Decent Blower
This leaf blower is plenty powerful, but be prepared to have sore wrists and arms after using. It is heavy and a little cumbersome. The blower also spit hot oil out all over my pants and sidewalk. Maybe that's normal? I would still recommend this product. Just use it in short time intervals to save your muscles!
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Features, Leaks Oil
Cons: Heavy
Thomas Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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120
Jon
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
I bought this blower around June/July of 2013. Thus far it has performed well. It is plenty powerful enough for clearing leaves and yard debris. I used a Toro electric plug in unit before and it took forever...the 4 cycle Cub Cadet cut my time in half...maybe even more. My biggest complaint about this unit is the weight, it is VERY heavy.

If you don't want to deal with oil and gas mixtures which can go bad easily, then this product is for you! However, you NEED to break this product in... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Jon Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Jon Would Recommend Leaf Blowers Direct To A Friend
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Jon
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1 Year Update
This is my second review of this product here on Leaf Blowers Direct. I have had my Cub Cadet 4 cycle blower for a year and it is still going strong. Not one issue. I use this unit at least once a week. I also use it heavily in the fall...at least one tank of gas per session...maybe more. My recommendations: Change the oil when you are supposed to and store the unit over the winter properly (follow the manual) and you will not have a problem. Great product. Highly recommended!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Jon Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Vernon Phillips
Hawkinsville, GA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
My Cub Cadet does the job. Great
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Light Weight
Vernon Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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