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ECHO 215 MPH 510 CFM 58.2cc Gas Backpack Blower with Tube Throttle
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ECHO

215 MPH 510 CFM 58.2cc Gas Backpack Blower with Tube Throttle

  • Professional blower with padded straps and a vented backrest
  • Variable speed engine throttle on blower tube for easy reach
  • Metal wear ring protects blower pipe from damage
$329.00 /each

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The ECHO PB-580T Gas Backpack Blower features a 58.2cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine with a tube-mounted throttle. It delivers 510 CFM and 215 MPH blowing performance for a powerful impact. A unique vented backpad circulates air around the user for increased comfort in hot weather. Its compact yet durable design offers easy transport around your yard area.

  • Padded backrest and shoulder straps provide operator comfort
  • Pleated, automotive-style air filter for improved filtration and long engine life
  • A leaf guard prevents overheating due to leaves and other debris blocking the blower intake
  • Metal wear ring at the end of the tube protects the pipe from damage
  • Manual start-up affords efficiency
  • Translucent fuel tank lets you keep an eye on fuel levels
  • 58.2cc professional-grade engine
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Gas to use

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Chapel Hill, NC
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October 5, 2015
We had an issue with using regular unleaded gas in our lawn mower. Is there specific gas that should be used with this blower?
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October 12, 2016
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Buy the Echo powerfuel sold at HD. No mixing required. Easy. Allegedly helps on your warranty if anything goes wrong Echo can't say you used the wrong fuel.
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September 27, 2016
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a gas mix of oil with ration of 50 to 1 (usualy one small bottle of oil to 2 gallons of gasoline. You can purchase pre-mixed fuel and not bother to mix your own.
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May 10, 2016
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I just use regular gas. You do need to put the 2 cycle oil in the gas per the instructions.
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March 15, 2016
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For reference, read the Manual, page 19, you need fuel mix with specific oil. Follow this:
1- Midgrade Gas: or higher (car gas with 89 octane) is good enough
I like to use premium gas for my leave blower (92/93 octane), but that's only personal choice. It costs a few cents more but gives you better quality.
2- Echo 2 Stroke Oil: Go to Home Depot, get a few of them. Each is a 2.6oz bottle.
For reference, read the Manual, page 19, you need fuel mix with specific oil. Follow this:
1- Midgrade Gas: or higher (car gas with 89 octane) is good enough
I like to use premium gas for my leave blower (92/93 octane), but that's only personal choice. It costs a few cents more but gives you better quality.
2- Echo 2 Stroke Oil: Go to Home Depot, get a few of them. Each is a 2.6oz bottle.
3- You mix 1 gallon of gas with 1 2.6oz oil bottle, and shake it well (30 times or so), and it's good to use in the machine.
It's simple and have fun.... Read Less
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Bristol, CT
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November 10, 2015
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this is a 2 cycle so you need to mix with 2 cycle oil. Best thing to use is TruFuel. The Red can. No mixing required. Works awesome!
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New Orleans, LA
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October 26, 2015
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92 octane regular gas is correct with this blower, as with any small motor. Be sure to mix 2 stroke oil with the gas. Mixture is 2.6 of 2 stroke oil to 1 gallon of gas.
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Harvest, AL
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October 16, 2015
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This uses a 50:1 gas to oil mix, for two stroke engines.
In addition to that, I'd recommend using an ethanol free gasoline for the mixture, since ethanol in small engines is notorious for rotting fuel lines and gumming up the carb.
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October 14, 2015
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two stroke 50:1 ratio
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Cary, NC
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October 13, 2015
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I just received a $250 repair estimate for a 2 year old blower. The stated reason is "gummed up carburetor" due to the use of ethanol. With a repair bill like this one, this blower is not one I would recommend. I'm not pursuing a warranty claim.
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Cantonment FL
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October 6, 2015
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What issue did you have? There should have been no issues, 89 or higher octane properly premixed is fine. I use Amsoil Saber Professional at 90:1 and 93 octane. The blower is designed to accept 10% or less ethanol.
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Can you start it on your back?

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November 14, 2015
I have a echo 755 that once it is warm I can reach around and pull the start rope. It's not easy but it can be done
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October 25, 2016
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Not easily.
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Clarks Summit, PA
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October 18, 2016
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I haven't tried it, nor do I plan to. It would be like trying to put my elbow in my ear.
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no
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March 15, 2016
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on you own, no.
with someone else help, yes.
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November 18, 2015
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No- unless you have 7 ft. long arms with 2 elbows
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Hauppauge, NY, USA
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November 16, 2015
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If you are a contortionist maybe or if someone else is starting it for you. So no.
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November 16, 2015
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I have tried and have not been successful.
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November 15, 2015
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I have not been successful at that. The compression is pretty strong to be able to pull it while on your back. It takes only a short moment to take it off, start it, and put it back on though.
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Is it better to have the throttle on the tube or hip with a backpack blower?

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September 1, 2016
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I like the tube throttle better. Why tie up both hands? Pointless.
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in my opinion, throttle on the tube is more convenient for me, because I can control everything in one hand and leave the other hand free to do other works if necessary. There are only 2 functions to be handled, 1 is to control the blow which you use constantly, 2 stop/running which you use for ignition or stop and don't touch during operation. So, it does not make sense to separate them into 2 handles.
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Southington, CT
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November 2, 2015
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You need to keep your hand on the tube handle anyways, so why add an extra contraption on the opposite side for $30 more? The hand trigger is easy to use and has a switch to auto-select the speed (just point and blow) which is great for people with arthritis or carpel tunnel.
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Lodi, ca
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October 27, 2015
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Personally, the hip throttle is better. Ive accidentally shut the machine down multiple multiple times Using the throttle mounted on the tube...never once have done that with a hip mounted throttle.
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Cantonment FL
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I like the tube.
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Bristol, CT
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better with throttle on the tube. much easier to use.
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September 22, 2015
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It's really personal preference. I find it's easier to use on the tube, since you've already got one hand tied up controlling the tube anyway. Then your other hand is free to pick up larger debris like branches.
With the throttle on the hip, you need both hands to operate the blower, unless you use the cruise control feature.
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Brand Name

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What is the brand name?
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Echo brand
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Echo- the manufacturer that makes the equipment
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Echo is the manufacturer of the PB-580T backpack blower. If you look closely at the product image, you can see the logo on the starter cord cover.
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Echo
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The blower is made by Echo
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I just want to know the brand name of this back pack gas blower?
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August 26, 2015
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The manufacturer of this blower is Echo.
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215 MPH 510 CFM 58.2cc Gas Backpack Blower with Tube Throttle is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 227.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I actually bought the Ryobi backpack style as I was talked out of this one by an employee. He lov... I actually bought the Ryobi backpack style as I was talked out of this one by an employee. He loves his and it is half the cost (if you open an acct and get the $25 gift card). Lets say this... I returned the Ryobi ( it isn't really bad but for the double cost you get so much more - so I will be chiming in on the Ryobi review soon... ) Pro: * at idle it is so quiet * superb throttle response * adjustable trigger assembly * fairly quiet * high rise style riding high on the back - totally comfortable * this is going to sound stupid but the ring at the end of the tube has a metal piece. My previous backpack style has worn down so much due to being plastic and you dragging it on the concrete
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I had bought this product years ago. In addition to my main home, I also own a lake home a... I wish I had bought this product years ago. In addition to my main home, I also own a lake home and a rental property. All three have lots of oak and pine trees. The blower took about 10 minutes to assemble. Pay special attention to the anti-static wire. It goes inside the tube before you attach and clamp to the main unit. I missed that and had to disassemble and reassemble to get it right. I have run two gallons of gas through it at this point. It is a gas sipper. It always starts on the second pull. First pull with full choke and second with choke off. Vroom, Vroom. It blows leaves off of landscape rock, mulch and driveways with ease. It also works well at clearing leaves along edging and into the lawn. From there, I use a lawn tractor with a three bin bagger. What used to take all weekend is now completed in about two hours per property. I thought this blower might be overkill, but it is not. It is designed to get the job done fast. Overall build quality seems good. Also, I am 61 and was concerned about weight. Not a problem. You know it's back there, but it is not uncomfortable or too heavy. As a final comment, I burned my leaves at the lake home. I used the blower to direct air into the fire by setting it on the ground at idle and aiming the snout at the base of the leaf pile. It literally incinerated my leaves in a very short period of time.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power I took out of box and it took several minutes reading instructions to figure out how to route the static wire (never dealt with it before). After reading several other reviews I decided to use the premixed fuel to avoid any problems with warranty.(not expecting problems but you can never be sure) Started up right away after priming bulb to get fuel to carb. Has more power then I thought it would and the tubes are somewhat adjustable which is a plus for shorter or taller operators. The other plus for me is that the fan is in the back and blows air across your back when operating. Don't think many will use it in cold weather but they do make an accessory to cover fan in case you do. So far works better then the make I replaced it with and has a better warranty.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This review is for the ladies.... One of the reviews on this website with video convinced me to buy this blower! I have a huge yard (probably about an acre or more) and needed something heavy duty for the fall. I read that the electric blowers can only blow on high for so long so I needed something that could really last. As a woman (smaller in build size than your average guy) I was worried this would be too heavy or too hard to use. For the women reading these reviews GET THIS! It was very easy to put together and is very easy to start up. I buy the echo powerfuel to avoid having to mix the stuff myself and it's worth it. Starting it up and using is a breeze! This thing blows air like you would not even believe. It's very powerful. I hope this will last for years to come. I can't wait for the leaves to really start coming down!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaf slayer My home is surrounded by beautiful oak trees and leaves are all over the lawn, flower beds and other surfaces surrounding my home. While using this blower, I could clear away areas with lightning speed (no kidding) and was able to accomplish a full day task in a few hours. Even got the chance to take my wife to the early matinee movie showing.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Powerful My 1st Echo product. Purchased from Home Depot- 06/30/2014 w/ 5-yr.Consumer Warranty.First 2-seasons worked fine.3rd season & under 2-yrs.old primer bulb stuck inwards. Brought to Echo Service dealer for warranty repair & was charged $192.95 for carburetor replacement. Echo refused to honor the 5-year Consumer Warranty it advertises. Echo claims stale fuel problem instead of honoring warranty. I'll never purchase another Echo product. Save yourself a headache and buy Husquarvanna.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great investment Easy to assemble and start. This blower is quite powerful. The wear is very comfortable and I can go for hours with this thing. I baby all my lawn equipment with ethanol free gas and this is no exception. I'm in the tree care business and this makes job cleanup a cinch. My last customer was amazed how clean the yard looked after I was done sectioning up and loading out the 30' pine tree thanks to this piece of equipment.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is perfect for the homeowner. I have been in the lawn care field for 30 plus years an... This blower is perfect for the homeowner. I have been in the lawn care field for 30 plus years and this blower replaced my 19 year old blower. This does not have the capacity of a top of the line blower but for 99% of what a homeowner would need, this would do the job. I strongly recommend Echo as that is all I have used for 30 years and always use each Echo product for at least a decade.
Date published: 2016-10-25
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