Model # PB-580T

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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
$299.00 /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.
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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 108 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just purchased this blower a couple of weeks ago for my vacation home in Tennessee. It was very easy to assemble in less than a half an hour. I used it twice while on vacation and was shocked by how much power it has. I am very happy I made this purchase and will be retiring my old electric blower. Great machine!!! October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yes I would recommend this product to anybody who is looking for a great leaf blower easy to put together put the gas in it,,,,I used the premixed gas second pull started right up October 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another high quality product. Purchased the blower after initially getting an Echo chainsaw and later an Echo straight shaft string trimmer. It's amazingly powerful. Starts within 2 pulls. The tank holds about a full gallon of fuel---great it you are using in a commercial setting but would probably suggest only filling half way for home use just to minimize the additional weight when it's in limited use. I don't have a lot of leaves to remove but get my rear lawn covered in pines needles from a neighboring park. With this blower I can clean up the entire lawn to be needle free in just a few minutes compared to a traditional blower that would take longer or not even have enough power to blow the needles free from the lawn. Having the 5 year warranty for consumer use more than makes up for the added expense for this superior quality product. October 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pros: Much more powerful and quieter than my previous electric powered blower. Backpack makes it easier to handle than standard handheld units. It made light work of blowing off the top of my pool enclosure that was covered with leaves and small branches from the overhead canopy of trees. Cons: It is a bit heavy and took a while to get it properly fit to my body. This unit would be better with the addition of a strap to go around your waist. It would help to keep the weight centered. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I bought this backpack blower a month ago and I'm glad I made the purchase! It has easy to follow instructions for assembly and started up right away. I've used it at least once a week this month because of leaves and acorns and it's excellent on fuel. I went ahead and purchased the premixed fuel so that it functions properly. The Home Depot app made it easy to purchase and pick up in the store. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent blower. The volume and air power enable you to move huge amounts of leaves. I researched this blower vs the stihl br 430 . The specs are very similar but the echo 580 t sells for 100 dollars less. So far it starts easily and I am happy with the purchase. October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This unit packs a lot of power, especially for the price. Professional quality, ergonomic straps and back pad, starts easy, minimalist design, me like! Only had it for two weeks but can highly recommend. October 29, 2016
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