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Echo PB-580T - 517 CFM Gas Backpack Blower With Tube Throttle

The Echo PB-580T 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 positionTube
Fuel tank 62 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22.7 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbersPB-580TAA

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Description

Overview of the Echo PB-580T

The Echo PB-580T in use

The Echo PB-580T

  • Power: The PB-580T gas-powered blower, manufactured by Echo, is rated for a max air volume of 517 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 216 MPH.
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 22.7 lbs — the Echo PB-580T is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 58.2cc engine. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the PB-580T cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Echo model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the PB-580T features variable speed settings for added control.
  • 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: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank that holds around 62 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Echo PB-580T's performance versus other blowers

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

  • The Echo PB-580T expels air at speeds up to 216 MPH, making it standard 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 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 517 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 Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Echo PB-580T 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.7 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-580T 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).

Questions & Answers

How long has the PB 580T been in production? I have a PB 620 and apparently it was made for 3 years. The carburetor was a problem for me. It's acting up again and I want a good solid reliable machine. Most of my Echo equipment is reliable. (Asked October 16, 2021)

The PB-580 is on the market since 2015.

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Echo PB-580T
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  1. 3.4
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    I have been using this echo pb-580t for six years now and it has never failed it is a wonderful product and look forward to buying a new one when I eventually need one or have someone else clean up my yard.

    + PROS: Dependable
    - CONS: Still a little heavy but once you get it on, it's fine.
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  2. 2.15
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    I own several pieces of Echo made equipment, the PB 580T is my newest. After 2 years of no issues with the blower it would bog down occasionally then recover. I have many years of experience in small engine repair and recognized the issue as a lean carburetor condition. Echo has decided to equip this blower with a Walboro carburetor that requires a special tool to adjust, to top that, the tool is not even available to consumers. There are many aftermarket knockoffs of the tool but I was not able to find one that worked. The blower was still under warranty but I decided to buy an aftermarket carburetor that is adjustable with a standard screwdriver rather than a special tool you cannot obtain. I didn’t want to risk bringing it into the repair shop just to have them tell me the issue was not covered under warranty, besides I would be faced with the same issue the next time the blower needed the carburetor adjusted. I can’t imagine what the reasoning is for not allowing an owner of a piece of equipment to not adjust a carburetor to make it run properly. This is a bad move on Echo’s part and will likely sway me from purchasing Echo equipment in the future. With a few small modifications and $15 for the new carburetor I bought on Ebay, the blower is back to running like it should.

    + PROS: Leaf blower does a decent job of blowing leaves and is comfortable to wear.
    - CONS: Special (not obtainable) tool needed for carburetor adjustments.
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  3. 5
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    Bought the 580 at a one day sale and absolutely love it, cut my yardwork time in half when it comes to the leaves. I highly recommend it.

    + PROS: Easy to use, plenty of power
    - CONS: None
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