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Echo PB-580T Spec Review

The Echo PB-580T 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 positionTube
Fuel tank 62 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22.6 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbersPB-580TAA

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-580T, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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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 510 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 215 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 22.6 lbs — the Echo PB-580T is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 58.2 cc. 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-580T 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: 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-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.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 215 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 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • As this unit is rated at 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most 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.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Echo PB-580T 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.6 lbs)
  • Decent tank (62 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent MPH (215 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (510 CFM)

Do you own the Echo PB-580T and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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. 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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  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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