Electric Leaf Blower Alternatives

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A Toro 60V Max in use.

With the introduction of the new CARB regulations in 2024 finding great electric alternatives for commercial equipment handhelds has never been more prevalent. The new CARB regulations aim to replace any gas-powered engine under 25HP with an electric power source. This shift has a great impact on leaf blowers. Today we’re going to look at electric leaf blower alternatives that are CARB compliant for 2024.

Electric Leaf Blower

Toro Electric Leaf Blower: Toro 60V Max

A Toro 60V leaf blower

The Toro 60V max is part of Toro’s 60V lineup that utilizes Toro’s proprietary battery technology. The 60V series is capable of utilizing the same batteries across numerous pieces of handheld equipment making for easier operation and more efficient operation.

The 60V Max comes with ample power output at 605 CFM at 120 MPH air speed. It also comes equipped with a boost mode to provide additional power for even the toughest of jobs.

Toro’s 60V max lineup includes a leaf blower, lawn mower, snow blower, weed eater, and chainsaw.

With a run time of up to 90 minutes and a charging time of right around 60 minutes, your team can operate with less downtime.

Toro 60V Max Specifications

Air SpeedUp to 120 mph / 193 kph
Air Volume (CFM)605
Battery Amp Hours2.5
Battery Charge Time (min)64
Battery Power60V Max L135 (2.5Ah, 135Wh)
Battery Product TypeFull Tool (battery included)
Battery Run TimeUp to 90 minutes
CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Fuel TypeBattery
Included in the Box1 Battery, 1 Charger
Maximum Airflow in Blow Mode (CFM)605
Motor TypeBrushless DC
Number of Batteries Included1
Number of Chargers Included1
Product TypeBlowers
Start TypeElectric
Watt Hours135Wh

STIHL Electric Leaf Blower: The BGA 60

A Stihl Electric Leaf Blower

The BGA 60 is the most powerful leaf blower in the STIHL AK System. With 65% more blowing power than the BGA 57 and a light weight of only 5 lbs this electric leaf blower is just as powerful as its gas counterpart with none of the emissions.

The BGA 60 reduces operator fatigue through its ergonomic design and soft grip handle. Thanks to its easy-to-read charging display there’s no guesswork as to how much charge you have left to tackle each job. Finally, the AK60 comes equipped with an optional boost mode that allows operators to control blow force for each specific job.


WEIGHT5 lbs.
WEIGHT (w/ AK 30)7.9 lbs.
RUN TIME (w/ AK 30) Up to16 min.

Echo: The DPB-2500

The Echo eFORCE DPB-2500. An Electric Leaf Blower

The Echo DPB-2500 is a brushless, handheld leaf blower designed for comfort and performance. Like the other leaf blowers on this list, the DPB-2500 has massive power output with an additional power boost option. The DPB-2500 boasts up to 158 mph air speed output and 126-watt-hours battery capacity.

Coming in at around 7 lbs, the DPB-2500 is a lightweight and powerful handheld blower that packs a high-performance capability.

One great component that the DPB-2500 offers is a rapid charging option. The DPB-2500’s battery can be fully recharged within 38 minutes. Standard charging takes around 75 minutes to fully recharge.

2.5 AH Specifications

Battery Capacity126 Watt Hours
Avg. Run Time 19/15/90
ChargerStandard Charger
Rapid Charger Available
Charge Time75 min. with Standard Charger
38 min. with Rapid Charger
CFM 2549
MPH 2158
Weight (with battery)7.7 lbs.
Tool Warranty5 year consumer / 2 year commercial
Battery Warranty2 year consumer / 2 year commercial

Turf Star Western

Turf Star Western proudly sells electric equipment to the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Nevada). Call us to schedule a demo or learn more!

Visit our website at www.turfstar.com to learn more about Turf Star Western.