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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
  • Higher cc
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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. Both products have their throttle located on the tube of the blower, which allows you to keep your left hand free.
  • 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 Echo PB-580T with a CFM of 510 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.
  • The Stihl BR 430 with an MPH of 219 slightly exceeds the 215 MPH of the Echo PB-580T. 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-580T, which is 22.6 lbs, slightly exceeds the 22.3 lbs of the Stihl BR 430, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The louder Stihl BR 430, at the noise rating of 76 dB, comes above the 70 dB of the Echo PB-580T, and will be more noisy in comparison.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Echo PB-580T has a slightly larger fuel tank, with the volume of 62 fl.oz., compared to the 57.5 fl.oz. of the Stihl BR 430. Thus, it can store more fuel and you may theoretically operate it for slightly longer, if their engines had the same fuel requirements.
  • In comparison, the Stihl BR 430's engine displacement of 57.5 cc is slightly outperformed by the 58.2 cc of the Echo PB-580T. 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 430 nor the Echo PB-580T has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

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