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Echo PB-580T vs Stihl BR 350 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BR 350 and the Echo PB-580T.

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

Stihl BR 350Echo PB-580T
Stihl BR 350Echo PB-580T
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Slighlty less expensive
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the Echo PB-580T and the Stihl BR 350 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary. On both products, the throttle is situated on the blower tube, giving you the advantage of having your left hand available for other uses.
  • Designed as backpack blowers, both products boast substantial engines and sizable fuel tanks, making them easy to carry for extended periods.
  • gas-powered blowers, both products offer a dependable power source that can be refilled quickly, allowing you the mobility to cover extensive outdoor spaces without interruption.

CFM & MPH

  • When compared, the Echo PB-580T demonstrates a CFM of 517, surpassing the 436 CFM of the Stihl BR 350, establishing it as the more powerful tool for swiftly clearing leaves from your yard.
  • The Echo PB-580T with an MPH of 216 slightly exceeds the 201 MPH of the Stihl BR 350. 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

  • Weighing 22.7 lbs, the Echo PB-580T tips the scales slightly above the 22 lbs of the Stihl BR 350, implying that while it's marginally heavier, users may still experience a touch more convenience in operation.
  • The noise rating of the Stihl BR 350 at 74 dB exceeds that of the Echo PB-580T at 70 dB. Consequently, opting for the Echo PB-580T may provide a more comfortable experience for both you and your neighbors.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Echo PB-580T features a slightly larger fuel tank, with a capacity of 62 fl.oz., potentially allowing for longer operational periods, provided its engine is as fuel-efficient as that of the Stihl BR 350.
  • In contrast, the Echo PB-580T's engine, with a displacement of 58.2cc, is slightly surpassed by the 63.3cc engine of the Stihl BR 350. As a result, the latter may consume marginally more fuel per stroke, potentially resulting in a slight power advantage.
  • Both leaf blowers come with 2-cycle engines, which necessitate an oil/fuel mix for operation.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

With no leaf vacuuming functionality in either the Stihl BR 350 or the Echo PB-580T, you'll have to find another way to gather leaves.

TL;DR

Stihl BR 350Echo PB-580T
Stihl BR 350Echo PB-580T
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Slighlty less expensive
Show all offers
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