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ProSilence ‒ quieter and easier garden clearing: The UniversalGardenTidy from Bosch

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New, user-friendly leaf blower/garden vacuum

  • Low noise leaf clearing: 20 percent less sound power level than the best competitor
  • Minimum wear: Durable and efficient thanks to robust metal fan
  • New design: Optimized for joy of use and ease of use

Bosch’s new UniversalGardenTidy allows users to clear leaves from paths, flowerbeds or lawns thoroughly, quickly and quieter. Compared to its predecessor, the guaranteed sound power level of this leaf blower/garden vacuum has been reduced by 75 percent when in vacuum mode. Compared to the best-in-class competitor model it is reduced by 20 percent. This is what Bosch calls ProSilence: It makes the UniversalGardenTidy kinder to your ears and your neighbors’. The new leaf blower/garden vacuum also features a robust metal fan. This reduces wear, extends the tool’s life and ensures efficient results. Even cleaning is more straightforward: If the fan becomes clogged, for example with wet leaves, the user can detach the vacuum tube and easily remove the blockage due to the large space around the fan.

Variable speed adjustment, easy switch between blowing and vacuuming

The UniversalGardenTidy’s fully variable speed adjustment affords greater flexibility when clearing and collecting leaves as the speed range has now been extended to over 100 km/h difference from min to max, starting at a low speed of 165 km/h to provide optimum control where needed such as on loose ground. Whether you want to remove wet leaves from your driveway or collect dry leaves from your lawn, you can set a speed to suit the task at hand. In leaf-blower mode, the tool generates an air speed of up to 285 kilometers per hour. With just a few swift motions, it is significantly easier to convert the UniversalGardenTidy from leaf blower to garden vacuum than the previous model: Simply push the button on the top to release the blowing tube and unscrew the fan cover, then screw the vacuum tube in place and click the vacuum bag into the main housing – you are now good to go! In vacuum mode, the tool has a suction power of 160 liters per second. The integrated metal fan shreds the material to a twelfth of its original volume.

New design and optimized controls for greater comfort and convenience

The UniversalGardenTidy’s optimized design and simplified operation makes garden clearing more comfortable for its users. If the garden vacuum’s redesigned 45-liter collection bag becomes full, all you need to do is press a button to release it from the suction tube and you can then detach it. Afterwards, you just empty the leaves out through the zipper. The UniversalGardenTidy’s zip extends along the entire length of the collection bag and can be unzipped single handedly without difficulty. The collection bag is designed to keep a user cleaner and drier while they complete the task by deflecting moisture and dust, which is created in use, down to the ground and not out of the bag towards the user. Additional bonus: The adjustable second handle and padded shoulder strap offer added comfort and convenience, allowing users to continue working for longer without tiring. The leaf blower itself weighs just 3.4 kilograms; with the suction tube and collection bag fitted, it weighs 4.7 kilograms. Compact and lightweight, the UniversalGardenTidy is easy to maneuver.

The UniversalGardenTidy leaf blower/garden vacuum is available from now onwards. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

SpecificationsUniversalGardenTidy
(replaces the ALS 25)
Power1,800 W
Variable airflow speed 165 – 285 km/h
Vacuum volume160 l/s
Volume reduction by shredder turbine12:1
Collection bag volume45 l
Guaranteed sound power level
in vacuum mode
99 dB(A)
Weight of leaf blower/garden vacuum3.4/4.7 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT Tool including padded shoulder strap: €119.99

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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