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Push Blower Cub cadet JS 1150

For expansive, tree-filled yards with thick carpets of leaves, this push blower with its heavy-duty 208-cc gas engine is the fastest way to clear off the lawn. (At that point, you'll want to toss the leaves into a chipper-shredder, like the one at right.) The 89-pounder rolls easily enough on its solid rubber wheels, but you'll want to protect your ears against its wail—it's a bit louder than a mower.

Fine print: Blower speed: 1,000 cfm at 150 mph. 100 dB.

About $500, 89 pounds; cubcadet.com
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