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Echo PB-580H Spec Review

The Echo PB-580H is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 510 CFM at 215 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 58.2 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 510
MPH Up to 215
Blowing Force 22 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 58.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionHip
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 62 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22.9 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Overview of the Echo PB-580H

  • Power: The PB-580H gas-powered blower, manufactured by Echo, is rated for a max air volume of 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 215 MPH.
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Its throttle is hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. At 22.9 lbs, the Echo PB-580H is within the average weight range of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 58.2 cc. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Echo PB-580H, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the PB-580H offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 62 fl. oz., this Echo blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The Echo PB-580H's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Echo PB-580H compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 215 MPH. That makes the PB-580H average in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Shindaiwa EB910RT, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Echo PB-580H 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
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.9 lbs)
  • Decent tank (62 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent MPH (215 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (510 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-580H 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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