Echo PB-580T Backpack Blower Review
Overall Rating: 4.4/5
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Getting rid of the pesky leaves everywhere when Autumn comes around can be a difficult task and sometimes the only tool that can tackle the sheer volume of leaves is a powerful leaf blower. The Echo PB-580T allows users to put down their rake and make their life a lot easier by using an electric tool instead of it. This backpack blower is on the more expensive side compared to other models you may have come across but that is why we have chosen it as a premium choice for everyone who is willing to spend a little more. Typically, it is tailored towards professionals more than those who only need to do the odd few jobs in their garden an this is mainly down to the price tag.
Due to being extremely powerful and able to handle a high volume of leaves at a time, it is a favorite amongst many customers. It also has a lot of great features including the idea that it can cut down the cleaning time of your lawn as well as making the whole seasonal clean a lot more enjoyable and fun for users. It is, however, a heavy-weight and this has proved a bigger disadvantage for many users as it can get heavy if it is used for a long amount of time. Despite this, it is still cordless meaning you can practically go anywhere with it and still be just as productive as you would if you were right by a plug with a corded blower.
Echo is known in the industry to produce high quality and dependable products that last for quite a long time which is why it is such a favorite with customers. Most of their products do have a high price tag but since professionals are typically the target audience of their ranges, it doesn’t serve as much of a problem.
Echo PB-580T – a Quick Look
Brand Name: ECHO
Weight: 27.9 pounds
Dimensions: 21.2 x 19.3 x 15.8 inches
Maximum Air Speed: 215mph
High-Quality Comfortable Straps
Comfort is one of the key elements of a good backpack blower and one of the many reasons that Echo products come out on top when they’re compared to other brands. The straps on this particular PB-580T model are very comfortable and mold to the contours of your body to allow the user to use the backpack blower for a lengthy amount of time without getting a sore or achy back. These comfortable straps are ideal for anyone who does have back problems and needs some extra support or for anyone who finds themselves getting sore after using the blower for a long time.
Two-Stroke Durable Engine
Having a durable engine means the blower will last a good amount of time and that you’re putting your money into a good quality product you know will be worth your cash. Since it is super durable you can transport it around your yard without worrying too much about the blower breaking easy. You want to be able to use your blower all the time without stressing every time it gets dropped or when it’s handled a little heavier. The engine is made from plastic which means it can stay powerful and blow objects around your garden without any issues.
5 Years Limited Warranty
Despite many other tool companies not offering any sort of similar warranty agreement, Echo still give their customers a 5-year limited warranty meaning if anything happens to your blower during the first 5 years of purchase that isn’t down to customer fixes or wear and tear, you will be able to get your blower fixed or even get a new one. It can get confusing when speaking about warranties and when they’re still valid or not as there can be many terms and conditions. We suggest reading through the terms and conditions of your warranty and support contract before purchasing a product to ensure you’re getting everything you want and need.
How good is the warranty that comes with this model?
The warranty on the Echo PB-580T model is one of the best you can get in the industry, a customer is covered for 5 years (limited) after they purchase the model as long as they fit the criteria and haven’t bought their blower from a second-hand seller or a company in which the warranty isn’t valid.
How easy is the model to set up and run?
This model is very easy to set up, it has a translucent tank to see how much gas is left in the tank, therefore, you will know when to top up and you won’t just find that your blower stops working abruptly. The instructions with the blowers are easy to follow and professionals will have no problem getting started with their new toy (as it is a recommended leaf blower for professionals).
Is this model good for beginners also?
Although it is targeted at professionals in the industry, we would say that beginners could make use out of the model too if they’re careful and follow the instructions. However, since it isn’t marketed for beginners, we would suggest only those who know what they’re doing and have used a leaf blower before purchase this. It is a high price to pay if you are going to get confused about how to use it or if you won’t be able to use it at all.
The Echo PB-580T is the professional’s perfect new toy, it has a lot of extra features that are ideal for anyone looking for something a little more. Despite being seen as expensive for a beginner’s leaf blower, for a professional grade model, this isn’t too expensive. It is still really high quality and has very little problems when it comes to starting up, it is also easy to use in the long term, so you won’t have any issues if you decide to purchase it.