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)
Features and Specifications
|Up to 517
|Up to 216
|62 fl. oz.
|Other model numbers
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Overview of 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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