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Echo PB-265LN vs Stihl BR 200 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BR 200 and the Echo PB-265LN.

But before checking out these explanations, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 leaf blowers:

Stihl BR 200Echo PB-265LN
Stihl BR 200Echo PB-265LN
  • Tube throttle
  • Higher CFM
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher cc
  • Hip throttle
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the Echo PB-265LN and the Stihl BR 200 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary. The PB-265LN has a hip throttle, whereas the BR 200's throttle is located on the tube of the blower and allows you to free your left hand. Whether the hip-mount or the tube-mount is better is a matter of personal preference.
  • These two products are constructed as backpack blowers, allowing you to comfortably carry their powerful engines and massive fuel tanks.
  • Both products are gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl BR 200 with a CFM of 400 slightly exceeds the 375 CFM of the Echo PB-265LN. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former is able to move more leaves per minute.
  • The Echo PB-265LN with an MPH of 158 slightly exceeds the 150 MPH of the Stihl BR 200. Thus, in comparison, the former expels air at a slightly higher speed, and should do a better job at blowing leaves on grass or lifting wet leaves and debris (acorns, etc.).

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Echo PB-265LN, which is 13.3 lbs, slightly exceeds the 12.6 lbs of the Stihl BR 200, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The Stihl BR 200's noise rating of 70 dB exceeds the 64 dB of the Echo PB-265LN. Therefore, the Echo PB-265LN will be easier on your (and your neighbor's) ears.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Stihl BR 200's 35.5 fl.oz. fuel tank outmatches the Echo PB-265LN's 22.3 fl.oz. You may fill it up with way more fuel and presumably run it longer, if both engines had the same fuel consumption.
  • In comparison, the Echo PB-265LN's engine displacement of 25.4 cc is slightly outperformed by the 27.2 cc of the Stihl BR 200. This suggests that the latter consumes slightly larger amounts of fuel per stroke and will provide you with slightly more power.
  • Each of these leaf blowers features a 2-cycle engine. Thus, they both require you to have an oil/fuel mix to operate.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BR 200 nor the Echo PB-265LN has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BR 200Echo PB-265LN
Stihl BR 200Echo PB-265LN
  • Tube throttle
  • Higher CFM
  • Lighter
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher cc
  • Hip throttle
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
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