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Echo PB-580H - 517 CFM Gas Backpack Blower With Hip Throttle

The Echo PB-580H is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 517 CFM at 216 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 58.2cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 517
MPH Up to 216
Blowing Force 22 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 58.2cc
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
Warranty 5 years

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Description

Overview of the Echo PB-580H

  • Power: The Echo PB-580H is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 517 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 216 MPH.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. The Echo PB-580H weighs 22.9 lbs, placing it within the average weight range for gas-powered backpack blowers, neither the lightest nor the heaviest in its category.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 58.2cc. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Echo for the PB-580H is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Users seeking ease of use will appreciate the PB-580H's variable speed settings for precise airflow adjustment and cruise control for consistent operation.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 70 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: With a tank capacity of 62 fl. oz., the Echo blower falls within the usual range for 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.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 216 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • With a maximum airflow of 517 CFM (cubic feet per minute), this model is on the lower end in terms of air circulation for gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the RedMax EBZ9000RH, which boasts with 1245 CFM.

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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Echo PB-580H is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.9 lbs)
  • Decent tank (62 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent MPH (216 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (517 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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