Model # PB-500T

Internet #100666157

ECHO 195 mph 465 CFM Gas Leaf Blower

Discontinued ECHO

195 mph 465 CFM Gas Leaf Blower

  • High-powered engine makes quick work of cleaing leaves
  • Convenient tube-mounted throttle for excellent control
  • Customers love the power and performance (see reviews)
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Product Overview

Solid performance and reliability are what you can expect from this gas blower. The easily accessible tube throttle with cruise control provides easy operation.

  • 5 Year consumer warranty
  • 50.8 cc Air Infusion Vortex engine
  • Easy to reach tube mounted throttle with cruise control
  • Padded backrest and shoulder straps
  • Clearing power rating 18 is best for clearing large debris, wet or dry leaves and grass clippings; recommended for commercial or large residential properties

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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Blower Type
Backpack Blower
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Adjustable Speed,Antivibration,Interchangeable Nozzle Connections,Translucent Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Maximum Air Volume (CFM)
Maximum air speed (mph)
Noise rating (dB)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Start Type
Recoil Start

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year consumer/ 2 year commercial

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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the weight of this product

Asked by: Anonymous
Not the lightest blower I have had. I like the Stihl brands.
Answered by: Blownout
Date published: 2015-12-31

What is the difference between the two throttle systems

Asked by: Anonymous
Not a whole lot of difference, but I like the throttle on the blower tube because I'm used to a right hand throttle, and it also keeps my left hand free.
Answered by: GaarBear
Date published: 2015-09-17

Yesterday I bought the Echo 500T back pack leaf blower and, even though I'm doing everything by the book to get it started, it won't. Any ideas?

Asked by: Anonymous
Take the spark plug out with it attached to the coil wire. Crank & see if there is any spark. Do it in a dark area to see if it's sparking. If so it's got to be fuel. If it sat a long time maybe the filter in the tank needs cleaning or replacement. Good luck with Echo though. If you don't use their brand of mix they will void your warrantee.
Answered by: Blownout
Date published: 2015-11-07

Does it use regular gas or mixed gas

Asked by: mike
Yes, the gas blower does use mixed gas.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-05-06
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Customer Reviews

195 mph 465 CFM Gas Leaf Blower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 279.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk This product is garbage. Don't believe in this product. I have 4 echo weed eaters and they run great but I have used the pb 500-t blower a total of 10 times and only the first 4 have ran smooth after that it won't stay running for more than 5 minutes. It's barely over a year old and the amount of money you pay for this brand and warranty you should not have to go through this. Then they try and not pay the warranty. I'm very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No debate for me ! I am a landscaper of a (Five Acre Garden) with hundreds of trees, flowers and large lawns and without the Echo 500 blower I would be lost in those same leaves ! turns weeks of work into days. I have had problems with other brand name blowers but the Echo has proven itself to be a work horse. you can buy the bigger one but as far as I am concerned the 500 does everything you need at a better price. It will move crushed rock on driveways with no problem, clear gutters in minutes, and push piles of leaves anywhere you would like them. Will not bother to look at another blower, I have found the one for myself... The Echo 500 ! three years and still going strong with everyday use.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be great, but seriously flawed. Please read. I originally purchased an "open box" BP500T from HD for a significant discount. The only blemish on it was a dent on the blow molded backpack structure. The dent was significant, but did not hinder function. I used this blower weekly for about two months. Over time it became more and more difficult to start until finally it would not start at all. A spray of carb cleaner down the venturi and it would start instantly and immediately stall. Dirty carburetor? I removed the carb, disassembled, and cleaned it thoroughly. The blower started again, but not to my satisfaction. I condemned the unit as defective and returned it. The second PB500T I purchased new. Like the previous one, I only used premium fuel and echo brand premix. Sure enough, the same carburetion issues began to arise. Over the course of about a year, the unit became harder and harder to start. Also, the blower would stall when throttle was applied. A careful application of the choke and throttle at the same time would get me to wide open throttle without stalling, but having to operate a new machine in this manner was unacceptable to me. If it wasn't for the fact that the blower is built very well and ran great when it would run, I would have just returned it and purchased a different brand or model. The carburetor obviously needed an adjustment. The only problem is: due to EPA regulations, the carburetors on these blowers are "tamper proof". Special tools, that cannot be purchased by any untrained DIYer, are required for adjustment. I was fortunate to get my hands on the tool from a local lawn mower shop. Sure enough, with a little opening of the L and a little more opening of the H made a world of difference. The blower starts well and rolls from idle to wide open throttle without a hiccup. For those of you who have read this far, unless you can get your hands on the carburetor adjustment tool, I would strongly consider a different blower. I blame the EPA as much as Echo for this design flaw because if Echo didn't have to meet strict emissions requirements, the blowers would come with the carburetors on a richer setting in the first place.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seizing problem Bought one followed instructions to the T. Used Echo oil in exact mixture. Engine seized after 15 minutes of use. brought back to home depot got a replacement got new gas and mixed oil once again carefully. This time worked for an hour and half and seized again. This is supposed to be professional grade. I spent more money because i have been having problems with the cheaper machines. This machine did not even last that long. Piece of junk.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product This is my third Echo Blower and my last. It stopped running after about a year in use. I have followed the instructions to a tee and it has failed to live up to it's warranty. I would not recommend, in fact I now plan to purchase the Husqvana from Lowes which has a higher rating.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from mine is a piece of junk I'm 61 years old and this is absolutely the worst tool I've ever owned. Did not run consistently the first season, after the winter it did not want to run. I had it serviced, and it's been back 3 times. Runs at the repair shop, stops as soon as it gets home. Sits on the ground and runs great; pick it up, pull the trigger and it dies. Very hard to restart which is not worth the effort because it just dies again when you try to actually use it. People say good things about it but my experience has been horrible.
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I expect more from Echo I have had this blower for just over 2 years and was very satisfied until yesterday. I went to tackle the fall leaves and was looking forward to knocking that job out! The unit started as normal, but after 5 minutes the engine seized! I don't mean it hiccuped and kept on running, or sputtered a while, or lost a little power. I mean it seized up and locked! Gone!! I am meticulous in maintaining my equipment and following a manufactures guidelines. I will be taking it in to an authorized Echo repair center to see if Echo will honor their 5 Year Residential Warranty. I will submit a follow-up post to let others know how Echo responds to this warranty claim.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap Product I bought this blower from the Home Depot and it started giving me trouble only after having it for 6 months. I was extra careful in maintaining it, but one day it just stopped working. I took it to The Home Depot and recieved a call from the company that the warranty does not cover whatever the problem is. I was told that it was because of maintenance, but I do not agree as I know I took care of this product.
Date published: 2013-02-14
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