Echo Backpack Blower, Gas, 510 CFM, 215 MPH Review
This yard blower delivers 510 CFM and 215 MPH blowing performance for a powerful impact. The uniquely vented backpack featured on this lawn blower circulates air around the user for increased comfort in hot weather. Its compact and durable design offers easy to transport around your yard area.
The ECHO PB-580T Gas Backpack Blower features a 58.2cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine with a tube-mounted throttle. It delivers 510 CFM and 215 MPH blowing performance for a powerful impact. A unique vented back pad circulates air around the user for increased comfort in hot weather. Its compact yet durable design offers easy to transport around your yard area.
- Use a 50:1 ratio of fuel to oil mix for 2-stroke cycle engines; recommend using only fresh gas with a minimum octane rating of 89 or higher (mid-grade to premium) at all times
- A 50:1 ratio is 1 US Gal. 89 Octane and 2.6 fl. oz. ECHO PowerBlend oil or ECHO red armor oil
- Padded backrest and shoulder straps provide operator comfort
- Pleated, automotive-style air filter for improved filtration and long engine life
- A leaf guard prevents overheating due to leaves and other debris blocking the blower intake
- The metal wear ring at the end of the tube protects the pipe from damage
- Manual start-up affords efficiency
- A translucent fuel tank lets you keep an eye on fuel levels
- 58.2cc professional-grade engine
Product Height (in.): 19.3
Product Width (in.): 18.5
Blower Type: Backpack Blower
CA (CARB) Compliant: CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc): 58.2
Engine Type: 2 Cycle
Features: Adjustable Speed, Antivibration, Translucent Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.): 62
Included: No additional items or accessories included
Maximum Air Volume (CFM): 510
A maximum airspeed (mph): 215
Noise rating (dB): 70
Power Type: Gas
Product Weight (lb.): 22.6lb
Start Type: Recoil Start
Certifications and Listings: CARB Compliant, EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty: 5-year consumer / 2 year commercial
Prior to this backpack-type blower, I had the handheld type. It did a satisfactory job in the yard but this is no comparison to this backpack model. This blower packs a punch with both speed and air volume for the price. There are some higher volume blowers available but for general use around the yard, it’s great. Perhaps a little cumbersome getting the unit onto your back initially but that’s about it. It’s comfortable and your back remains cool. The only con I have is when you start it, follow the instructions verbatim! Mine tends to flood the carburetor when pulling the cord. After the choke is closed, pull the start cord and on the first fire, OPEN the choke and it should run fine. All in all, it’s a good addition to my yard equipment.
The product arrived in good condition, assembly was basic, quick, and easy. The engine fired up on the second pull!. The unit weighs a bit over 20 lbs. I used it for a couple of hours and didn’t find it to be cumbersome on the back. As far as the functionality goes, it did a great job on my leaves and pine needles! I have a relatively big yard with lots of pines and oaks dropping leaves and needles and the product was efficient at blowing them. I bought this one because it was rated very high on a google search and so far has lived up to its standard. I have several other echo products and have always been happy with their engines. Some reviews complained about a lot of plastic on the unit and there is but what isn’t these days? Not really an issue for me. The unit does blow a large amount of air into your back which they claim will cool you off in warm weather, which I assume works well but I haven’t used it in the hot weather yet, but I could feel the air hitting me. The warranty to me seems impressive with a 5 year residential and 2-year commercial. My initial run consisted of almost 2 hrs of steady use with a long time at full throttle without issue!
Great Power in a small package. This backpack blower exceeds expectations for its price and size. Ability to blow high piles of leaves (wet or dry) drastically cutting down on time vs a handheld blower. Package that with the industry-leading 5 Year Consumer Warranty, and you’re covered.