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Echo PB-250LN vs Stihl BG 86 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BG 86 and the Echo PB-250LN.

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

Stihl BG 86Echo PB-250LN
Stihl BG 86Echo PB-250LN
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Higher cc
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the Echo PB-250LN and the Stihl BG 86 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore provide you with superior mobility.
  • Both products are gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • In comparison, the Stihl BG 86, with a CFM of 444, beats the 391 CFM of the Echo PB-250LN, making it the superior landscaping tool of the two, when it comes to the amount of leaves that can be blown per minute.
  • The Stihl BG 86's MPH of 190 beats the 165 MPH of the Echo PB-250LN. It therefore expels air faster and should aid you blowing leaves on grass or lifting heavy debris (acorns, etc.) and wet leaves more effectively.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Stihl BG 86, which is 9.7 lbs, slightly exceeds the 9.5 lbs of the Echo PB-250LN, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The Stihl BG 86's noise rating of 70 dB exceeds the 65 dB of the Echo PB-250LN. Therefore, the Echo PB-250LN will be easier on your (and your neighbor's) ears.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Echo PB-250LN's fuel tank has a volume of 16.9 fl.oz., exceeding the 14.9 fl.oz. of the Stihl BG 86. Therefore, you may store more fuel in the device and theoretically operate it longer, if their engines are equally demanding.
  • In comparison, the Echo PB-250LN's engine displacement of 25.4 cc is slightly outperformed by the 27.2 cc of the Stihl BG 86. 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 BG 86 nor the Echo PB-250LN has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BG 86Echo PB-250LN
Stihl BG 86Echo PB-250LN
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Higher cc
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
Show all offers
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