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Echo PB-580T vs Stihl BR 430 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BR 430 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 430Echo PB-580T
Stihl BR 430Echo PB-580T
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Less expensive
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the Echo PB-580T and the Stihl BR 430 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary. The throttle for both products is conveniently placed on the blower's tube, freeing up your left hand for other tasks.
  • 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

  • The Echo PB-580T with a CFM of 517 slightly exceeds the 500 CFM of the Stihl BR 430. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former is able to move more leaves per minute.
  • With an MPH of 219, the Stihl BR 430 edges out the 216 MPH of the Echo PB-580T, potentially improving its performance in leaf blowing and debris lifting tasks.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The weight of the Echo PB-580T, at 22.7 lbs, slightly exceeds that of the 22.3 lbs Stihl BR 430, which means you may experience slightly less fatigue and find it easier to maneuver during prolonged use.
  • The Stihl BR 430 registers a noise rating of 76 dB, slightly above the 70 dB rating of the Echo PB-580T. Opting for the Echo PB-580T could result in a quieter 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 430.
  • These two products boast engine displacements that are nearly identical. Consequently, their fuel consumption per stroke should be comparable, resulting in similar output levels.
  • With 2-cycle engines, both leaf blowers mandate an oil/fuel mix as part of their operation.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Both the Stihl BR 430 and the Echo PB-580T lack leaf vacuuming features, meaning you'll need to employ another method for leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BR 430Echo PB-580T
Stihl BR 430Echo PB-580T
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Less expensive
Show all offers
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