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Echo PB-255LN Spec Review

The Echo PB-255LN is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 354 CFM at 191 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 354
MPH Up to 191
Blowing Force 13 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25.4 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 16.9 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 10.2 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Echo PB-255LN, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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Description

ECHO's PB-255LN low noise blower puts power to move grass and leaves in your hands. When the time comes to move yard debris, just grab the PB-255LN and get blowing. (source: Echo)

Overview of the Echo PB-255LN

The Echo PB-255LN in use

The Echo PB-255LN

  • Power: The Echo PB-255LN is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 191 MPH and a max air volume rating of 354 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. At 10.2 lbs, the Echo PB-255LN is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 25.4 cc. Please note that, because the Echo PB-255LN's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Echo, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Echo PB-255LN to match.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 64 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 16.9 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for handheld blowers.

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The Echo PB-255LN's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Echo PB-255LN compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 191 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Echo PB-255LN can reach 354 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, which boasts with 650 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Echo PB-255LN is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High MPH (191 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (10.2 lbs)
  • Decent tank (16.9 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control
  • Low CFM (354 CFM)

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About Echo

ECHO Inc. was founded in Northbrook, IL, in 1972 (originally known as Kioritz Corporation of America). Throughout its 40-year history, ECHO has made a name for itself by striving to exceed industry standards with its high-quality, technologically superior outdoor equipment. They offer a full line of outdoor power tools and products, the majority of which are built in the United States.

Warranty Information

The Echo PB-255LN is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Echo blowers, please consult Echo's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246).

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Echo PB-255LN
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    Takes too long warming up. This leaf blowers engine went out after only about 6 hours run time. Its pure trash and I’ll never purchase another echo brand product after seeing a backlog off echo power equipment at the local small engine shop.

    + PROS: Easy start
    - CONS: Defective product
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