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ECHO

Model PB-500H

Internet #100666170

195 MPH 465 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

  • High-powered Air Infusion Vortex engine
  • Easy-to-reach hip-mounted throttle
  • Customers love lightweight design (see reviews)

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You'll enjoy the powerful performance of this gas backpack blower. It can tackle tough jobs with its 50-51/64 cc Air Infusion Vortex engine. It has an easy-to-reach hip-mount throttle with cruise control for flexible operation. The unit is lightweight yet durable thanks to its impact-resistant plastic construction.

  • 50-51/64 cc Air Infusion Vortex engine helps you handle tough jobs
  • 195 MPH maximum air speed moves many kinds of yard debris
  • 465 CFM maximum air volume delivers great blowing power
  • Hip-mounted throttle is easy to reach
  • Cruise control provides simple use
  • Vibration-resistant design for your convenience
  • Lightweight construction offers easy carrying
  • Padded backrest and shoulder straps provide comfort during operation
  • L-shaped plastic frame for durability
  • Translucent fuel tank helps you monitor the amount of fuel available
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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do you have to mix oil with gas

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October 24, 2013
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yes, mix 50:1 ratio. (1 gallon of gas with 2.6oz. of oil)
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June 7, 2013
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YES! 50:1 fuel to oil mix. That is 2.5 ounces oil per gallon on gas. Running a two cycle engine without oil will burn it out fast. Your warranty will be useless. If you burn it up and bring it in for warranty service you'll be denied. The service shop can tell if you used the correct gas/oil mix.
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November 6, 2012
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Use 50:1 mix - small amount of oil is included
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October 23, 2012
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Yes 50:1
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Houston, TX, USA
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October 16, 2012
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Yes you do. We use echo oil mix products.
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September 2, 2012
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Yes, but Echo sells it in a bottle size that is easily and accurately mixed with a gallon or two of a gas. I am no pro and never had a product that required mixed oil and gas -- this is my first 2-cycle engine. This has been really easy for a beginner to do with this unit.
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August 24, 2012
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A 50:1 ratio with 89 Octane fuel can be used in all ECHO 2-stroke equipment, provided the oil is ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD certified. ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD oil must be used with a mid-grade (89 octane) or premium gasoline in all 1997 and newer engines.
A 50:1 Ratio = 1 US Gal. 89 Octane + 2.6 fl. oz. ECHO POWER BLEND OIL
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Been Told That there are problems with the EcHo Leafe Blowers

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Boston MA
June 9, 2012
I have been shopping for a Leaf Blower and have been checking out the EcHo, other customers have told me that they have had problems with EcHo and would not by another as some of them have told me that they are junk and do not last, several of these people have had EcHo leaf blowers in the past. Do they have problems with EcHo or have they in the past.
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December 15, 2015
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Carb issues are a major concern and my Echo unit. It failed because of a internal carb issues that began with hard to start then a series of issues like full throttle speed reduced and finally fuel trickling into cylinder from the carb while unit was static which caused a hydraulic lock upon the next start. If your a DIY, purchase a new carb kit and rebuild or simply buy a new carb assy on Ebay !
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August 12, 2015
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My first Echo lasted approximately 10 years. I did not maintain it as I should have. I did not hesitate to purchase it again - after looking over the alternatives.
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November 11, 2014
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Not true in my opinion. I have two and held leaf blowers and the backpack leaf blower, and have had ZERO issues with any of them!
I did have a Homelite hand held leaf blower, and after trying to get that one fixed twice, Home Depot just gave me credit to get a different one - whatever type I preferred. That's when i got my first Echo. Perfect every time in my experience, and because I own 5 properties of
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Not true in my opinion. I have two and held leaf blowers and the backpack leaf blower, and have had ZERO issues with any of them!
I did have a Homelite hand held leaf blower, and after trying to get that one fixed twice, Home Depot just gave me credit to get a different one - whatever type I preferred. That's when i got my first Echo. Perfect every time in my experience, and because I own 5 properties of multiple acreages, I need this stuff to work. It works perfectly in my opinion!
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Can't tell you why others were/are unsatisfied with Echo blowers but my experience is the total opposite. I've read the same reviews as you and find that the poor review dates are within a four month window. Perhaps these units had manufacturing issues during this time period. I have two PB500H's. One is over a year old with about 100 hours use. The other is a month old with 7 or 8 hours use. To get good Read More
Can't tell you why others were/are unsatisfied with Echo blowers but my experience is the total opposite. I've read the same reviews as you and find that the poor review dates are within a four month window. Perhaps these units had manufacturing issues during this time period. I have two PB500H's. One is over a year old with about 100 hours use. The other is a month old with 7 or 8 hours use. To get good life from two cycle engines follow these guidelines. Mix gas/oil correctly, don't approximate. 50:1 is 1-1/4 oz oil per 1/2 gallon of gas. Use stabilizer to keep fuel mix fresh. Keep air filter clean. Run engine at full speed. The same is true for any make, model or price of two cycle engines used for blowers, chain saws, trimmers, etc. Read Less
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September 24, 2012
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Echo has major problems with their carburetors - My echo only lasted 2 years before it needed a new carburetor. I will be looking at other brands for the replacement
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September 2, 2012
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This unit has far exceeded any standards I set. Easy to start, incredibly powerful and reliable. I have not had to deal with Echo with any warranty problems because there have not been any operating problems with this unit at all. One of my best purchases for the garden -- ever.
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ECHO products are made with the performance, reliability and features our customers want and need. They are also backed with one of the best warranty programs in the industry. If there is a defect with an ECHO unit during the warranty timeframe the unit will be repaired. For additional information on the ECHO warranty please go to http://www.echo-usa.com/Warranty.
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What is the diffrence between models PB500H PB500CH PB500TC PB500T. On ECHO leaf blowers

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Pull up pictures of each model, you will see the differences, such as on one the throttle and kill switch is on the left and all on one control. On another model the throttle and kill switch are right hand controlled and two different switches. Most of the differences are insignificant personal preference items. Just my opinion, now don't go quoting me or anything.
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November 19, 2013
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I got the PB500-H and wondered the same. The 500-H has the throttle mounted on a drop down lever handle on the left side as you wear the pack. the 500-T has the throttle mounted on the blower tube handle side, the right side as you wear the pack.
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All are same engine type, similar specs., but the PB500TC and PB500HC are California compliant and can not be shipped to all other states except California.
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A quick look at the pictures of the different model numbers will reveal the answer. The H is for Hip mounted throttle control (on left side) and the T is for Tube mounted control (on the right side). The C is for California compliant units with respect to emissions, spark arrester, noise levels, etc.
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The PB-500H is a hip mounted throttle control located on the left side of the blower. The PB-500T has a tube mounted throttle control on the right side of the unit. There is no advantage to one style over the other it is just a matter of preference.
The letter "C" indicates that the unit is approved for sale in California and meets C.A.R.B. certifications.
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why does the clearing power not coincide with the mph? Some models have a higher blowing speed, but less clearing power.

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Assume the engine and impeller output as a constant in terms of Cubic Feet per Minute. To increase the speed in mph you make the tube diameter smaller which in turn reduces the amount of air or CFM that can pass through the smaller tube. The opposite is true by increasing the tube diameter. More air but less speed. Did you ever place your thumb on the end of a garden hose to squirt water? Same thing.
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Much like a car. More power is not necessarily mean a better product.
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Because when you look at blowers it isnt the mph you look for you want to look at the cfm A.K.A cubic feet per minute. mph means nothing on blowers consider it just a number
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When comparing the performance of leaf blowers always compare the amount of air, which is measured in Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM), in addition to the max air speed that is measured in Miles Per Hour (MPH). The CFM is the amount of air coming out of the unit, the CFM is the volume of air that will move the leaves. The more CFM the more leaves you will be able to blow at one time. The MPH is the force Read More
When comparing the performance of leaf blowers always compare the amount of air, which is measured in Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM), in addition to the max air speed that is measured in Miles Per Hour (MPH). The CFM is the amount of air coming out of the unit, the CFM is the volume of air that will move the leaves. The more CFM the more leaves you will be able to blow at one time. The MPH is the force behind the CFM. The higher the MPH, the greater the distance the leaves will be pushed. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 225 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So quiet even pups watch Great blower for price; easy to start and use; low noise October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very satisfied with this blower I was lucky to find this blower in the discount section of the store and it was already assembled. I have used it several times and it has worked well each time. I knew I was going to need a new blower with our house in the mountains of North Georgia and just happened to see this one in the store in Clayton. It came with a 1 year warranty and has worked well for me. We have a driveway that is a quarter of a mile long and decks on the back of the house both upper and lower. I am very happy with this purchase. April 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not too happy Have had less than 2 years with minimal use - estimate less than 20 hours. Does not run. Taking into local shop for what I hope to be fully-covered warranty work. March 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ECHO PB- 500 H This Echo PB 500 H was given to me by my brother-in-law and I can't thank him enough. Starts right up 1st 2nd pull cold start. I have had it 1 1/2 years now with no problems. READ THE OWNERS MANUEL. I do not store gas in the unit, I empty it and burn the gas out of the carb. gas mixture will break down and can and will cause problems. I use 93 octane gas but I'm going to start using the premix that Home Depot sells. More cost but cheaper than repairs in my book. Take care of this machine and it will take care of you is my out look. Hope this helps you out. It is a very nice product. November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by first blower we've owned that does the job well! Great blower for the money! It has power similar to a professional blower. We ordered it from Home Depot online and it came to us in good time! November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product Purchased this unit at the end of March, 2016. Initially, I did not know what to expect as I have never had a backpack style blower before. Am I ever impressed! This unit is light or its size, easy to get on and off, padded, adjustable straps (others have none to minimal padding, unless you want aftermarket straps), starts super easy by 2nd or 3rd pull, has a sufficient size tank to allow me to get things done without running out of fuel, and I really like the hand control setup as it is very comfortable. This thing moves a lot of stuff, not just leaves, so you do have to be careful where you point it! Also, it takes a bit to learn how to control the airstream to get debris to go where you want it to. Also, Kudos to the seller I purchased from (Horizon Dist., in Bend, Or.) as they had the unit fully assembled for me when I went to pick it up!! I am very pleased wit this unit and actually enjoy using it to keep my place cleaned up. As I have acreage, and deciduous trees, cleanup can be fun. Highly recommend this product as I did a lot of research to arrive at this unit over Sthil and Husqvarna. The product setupop and warranty really won me over. May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Commercial grade quality From weed eater blower that lasted 5 years to this Echo 500 H, is like going from night and day. This powerful blower made cleaning up oak leaves in my yard quick and easy leaving my yard looking like it had been manicured. Throttle settings for light duty to full blown 195 mph vortech was easy to set with left hand while using right hand to direct the rotatable nozle. My only regret is that my weed eater lasted 5 years keeping me from buying this amazing back pack blower. If you have oak leaves that require continuous clean up, don't waste your time raking or using a less expensive blower. This blower is amazing. I wish I could post a video, April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by echo backpack leaf blower Have a large garden with lots of large trees, this machine has been a great buy. It moves leaves with ease even when not on full power. It lifts wet leaves out of the grass. I am glad I got the one with the left handed throttle control as after using it for a couple of hours your right hand can get a bit stiff holding the blower tube. So I think having the separate throttle control helps this. The fuel tank lasts a long time so I can get quite large area done before refueling. It is very easy to start, put the choke on, press the primer bulb a few times, one pull with the choke on, take choke off and always starts on the second pull. I feel the harness could have done with a waist belt to take some of the weight on your hips rather than it all hanging on your shoulders. But it is not a very heavy machine anyway. I was wondering if to buy a larger machine but this is heavy enough after a couple of hours and does a fine job. I am very pleased with my purchase, arrived on time and works great. November 10, 2015
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