Is there a hook on the new LB5800 leaf blower that can use the strap (AP5300)? Does it support the weight enough to reduce lower back strain?
Right, isn't that the odd part. Not a word in the manual, not even just a label on one of the many pictures stating hook for strap. Yet, I did see that the web site also listed it as an accessory, but no stores in my area actually stock the unit. Can someone confirm that the hook exists on the new LB5800?
That seems reasonable -- I could zoom in on your image (better than the PDF of the manual). With the LB5300, I found extended use (say 1 to 2 hours) can bother my lower back, but this was the first cordless, battery operated lead blower that was able to do the job -- we have several large maple trees in a back yard where using corded models is not practical. I had used an OLD Troy-Bilt leaf vacuum, but after 20+ years it died. The leaf vacuum took a lot more time and was much loader, so I was pleased to find a cordless leaf blower that could do the job!