Greenworks 24322 40V 185 mph Cordless Leaf Blower Vacuum
Greenworks 24322 is a 3-in-1 cordless unit, designed to be used as a garden leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher. The unit is powered with 40V G-MAX lithium-ion batteries, providing good performances and relatively long operating time at an acceptable price.
Greenworks 24322 can be purchased as a bare tool or as a kit with a 40V 4.0Ah G-MAX lithium-ion battery and the charger.
Upgraded: September 10, 2020.
Greenworks 24322 Features and Specifications
Greenworks 24322 is powered with Greenworks 40V G-MAX lithium-ion batteries which are NOT compatible with older Greenworks 40V lithium-ion batteries.
When bought as a kit (Greenworks 24322), the unit comes with a battery charger and a 40V 4.0 Ah G-MAX lithium-ion battery (Greenworks 29472). It is also compatible with the Greenworks 40V 2.0 Ah G-MAX lithium-ion battery (model 29462).
Greenworks 24312 is the same leaf vacuum/blower model, but it is a bare tool, delivered with no battery and no charger.
Greenworks 24322 features a high-efficiency brushless motor and variable speed control with 6 different speed settings. Controls are on the handle and they include On/Off switch, Low and Turbo Speed switch, and variable switch.
Note: when the unit is used as the leaf vacuum/mulcher, it is recommended to be used in the Turbo Mode.
Operating time on a single battery charge depends on the use, but generally, it is in the 30+ minute range.
40V 4.0 Ah G-MAX battery is delivered semi-charged for safety reasons, so before the very first use, it must be fully charged. Battery features with charge indicator, allowing the user to check the remaining battery charge during operation.
The maximum air speed is 185 mph (~300 km/h, ~83 m/s), with the maximum air volume of 340 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute).
When ready for operation, the unit weighs ~9.9 pounds (~4.5 kg).
Greenworks 24322 comes with a 4-year limited warranty and a 2-year limited warranty for the battery. The unit is easy to use and maintain, but before the very first use, charge the battery and read the manual thoroughly.
Greenworks 24322 as a Cordless Garden Leaf Blower
Greenworks 24322 can be used as a lightweight and maneuverable cordless garden leaf blower. The unit is strong enough to be able to collect both dry and wet leaves and even some thinner twigs.
The unit easily converts from blower to vacuum and back by attaching required nozzles.
When being used as the leaf blower, the user can change air speed between 70 and 185 mph (70-130 mph on Low, 75-185 mph on Turbo) and can prolong the operating time on a single battery charge even up to 60 minutes.
Greenworks 24322 as a Cordless Garden Leaf Vacuum/Mulcher
Greenworks 24322 is converted into a cordless garden leaf vacuum/mulcher by attaching a vacuum/mulcher tube/nozzle and by attaching a mulching bag (just be sure that its zip is closed).
Greenworks 24322 is intended for vacuuming/mulching dry leaves only, since mulching wet leaves require more energy and can cause the liquids to buildup in the unit - and electricity and liquids don't go together very well ...
Also, thin twigs and branches even if vacuumed can cause the unit to clog/stall.
Thanks to its impeller and cutter blade, Greenworks 24322 features a 10:1 mulching ratio - 10 gallons of loose leaves it mulches into 1 gallon of shredded organic mass, suitable for mulching (hence the name), composting, and similar.
The mulching bag features a maximum capacity of 1.2 bushels (~11.2 gallons, ~42 liters) and can be easily emptied.
Long Story Short: Greenworks 24322 is a versatile 3-in-1 unit and can help the user to keep the garden and yard clean and tidy.
The unit is very strong for a cordless unit and as a blower, it can easily collect dry and wet leaves and even thinner branches and twigs.
As a cordless leaf vacuum/mulcher, it should be used for dry leaves only, since wet debris can cause various issues and, after all, it requires much more power.
Greenworks manufactures a broad range of garden tools powered with their 40V G-MAX lithium-ion batteries (which are NOT compatible with older Greenworks 40V lithium batteries) and having 2-3 batteries means that any new tool can be ordered as a bare tool at a rather affordable price.
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