Product Comparison: ECHO PB-580T vs Husqvarna 150BT


General Specifications
Brand
ECHO
Husqvarna
Model
PB-580T
150BT
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Combination of Economical Performance, Dependability and Comfort. 58.2cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine delivers superior power and durability
The Husqvarna 150BT is a commercial grade backpack leaf blower in the 50 cc mid-size range. It features a powerful X-Torq® engine. The harness and controls are ergonomically designed for high capacity and ease of use.
Key Specs
Max. Air Speed
215 MPH
251 MPH
Max. Air Flow
510 CFM
710 CFM
Vacuum Feature
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ECHO PB-580T Backpack Blower
  • This Echo backpack blower packs some serious power. It's in their mid-to-upper range for engine displacement and performance, with a 58.2 cc two-cycle engine. Air speeds at the nozzle are up to 215 MPH, with 510 CFM output.
  • After doing research on multiple brands, choosing this Echo was a no-brainer. 215MPH @ 510CFM EASILY handled the massive amount of leaves dumped by our trees.
  • It was cheaper than the Husky and had a higher wind speed, 215 vs. the Husky 180. So I made the purchase. This thing is incredible! It moves everything, soaking wet leaves, sticks, acorns, small animals and children don't stand a chance. It will move them.
  • This blower does the job. Easy to start, plenty of wind speed to move the leaves where you want them.
  • Its not a commercial blower, but it should have lasted more than 2 years.
  • The issue is that after about ten minutes running at full speed suddenly it starts acting like the chock is on or its running out of fuel.
Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
  • Engine starts at the second or third pull every time. High air volume and speed.
  • On idle speed this product is more powerful than several electric blowers I've had.
  • This leaf blower did a great job for leaves in the yard and sweeping a lot of dirt and sawdust out of my driveway.
  • This blower is also remarkably quiet compared to others we've had/used over the years. This thing can do some serious leaf blowing.
  • Disappointed in the power. Fairly Easy but awkward to start. I am worried that the plastic is starting to wrap from the heat of the engine.
  • It does not have the blowing mph and this brand does not seem to have the power. I have owned others and been amazed but not this brand!
Size & Weight
Height
18.07 in.
18 in.
Width
18.82 in.
17.6 in.
Depth
14.92 in.
13.8 in.
Weight
20.5 lbs.
22.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
ECHO PB-580T Backpack Blower
  • I have used many other backpack blowers. None come close to the power or comfort of the PB 580t. Once I put it on I barely knew it was there. The fan motor kept my back cool and the weight was distributed.
  • Best purchase I've made in a while! great power! not that bad in weight!
  • I was concerned about the weight , because I'm tall and slender, but the weight was no problem . After wearing it for a little while , I got so use to it , it felt weird to take it off !
  • I heard the weight was a lot. I don't think so. Once it was on my back I hardly felt it.
Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
  • I am 120 pounds and its weight is not to heavy on me. It can be used comfortably for over an hour at a time with no problems.
  • Light weight easy to use and I will blow anything not tied down.
  • Easy to handle. Easy to start. Light weight.
  • Hard to hold backpack when starting.
Features
Type
Backpack
Backpack
Soft Grip
No
No
Adjustable Handles
No
No
Variable Speed
Yes
Yes
Sound Power Level
70 dB(A)
104 dB(A)
Extras
Padded backrest and shoulder straps -- for comfortable operation, Posi-loc™ pipe connectors -- for a secure connection, Vented back pad, Leaf guard -- for keeping debris out of fan intake, Metal wear ring -- protects blower pipe from damage, Pleated, automotive style air filter -- provides superior air filtration for long engine life, Tube mounted throttle, 4-Point vibration reduction system
X-Torq® engine, High blowing capacity, Air Purge, Ergonomic harness system, Variable speed throttle, LowVib dampeners, Cruise control
What customers say about "Features"
ECHO PB-580T Backpack Blower
  • Despite all that power, it only clocks in at 70 dB, which is quiet enough to operate comfortably without hearing protection.
  • I like having an adjustable throttle as a trigger - - however it also has a full open feature if you are constantly blowing.
  • Super powerful something I wasn’t expecting is when you are blowing air circulates around your back to keep it cool. An awesome feature!
  • This product works great . I like the feature of the back cooler. I look forward to using this blower as summer comes on.
  • The only con is its a bit clumsy getting it on my shoulders then maneuvering the blower tube to get started.
Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
  • Comfortable, has waist strap, wish it had a chest clip to keep shoulder pads together.
  • This is a nice leaf blower! It starts easily, and the backpack can be adjusted to fit my husband well, but also adjusted to comfortably fit me.
  • It has a good supportive belt along with shoulder straps, all fully adjustable.
  • The unit is reasonably comfortable -- feels like carrying my work laptop backpack -- and the trigger handle has a "cruise control" lever that maintains air flow.
  • Blower hose not long enough for my 6'4" frame, end of tube is about 2' off the ground
  • Noise is loud enough you'll definitely want to wear hearing protection.
Power
Power Source
Gas
Gas
Fuel Tank Volume
62 fl. oz.
42.27 fl. oz.
Engine Power
2.15 HP
What customers say about "Power"
ECHO PB-580T Backpack Blower
  • I used it for about 45 min, and had only used half of the fuel in the tank. That seemed pretty efficient seeing how I was at full speed about 75% of the time.
  • The power is enough for heavy wet leaves and the backpack allows you to use it for long periods of time without wearing you out.
  • 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.
  • Like the tank, fuel last . cleared over an acre without refueling
Husqvarna 150BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
  • Big gas tank, good for 3+ hours on full.
  • It is a gas sipper. I can blow for about an hour with one full tank at full throttle. Just outstanding. By that time, if you are not done, you need a break anyway.
  • Very easy to start, very powerful and does not use much gasoline. I was able to use it for a little less than an hour and it only used up half a tank which is about half a gallon.
  • This is a great blower lots of power. It is light and easy to use. it was pretty easy to put together. i had it out of the box and was blowing leaves in less than 30 minutes.
  • A very powerful, very effective leaf blower. It moved large quantities of leaves, even when damp or covered in frost.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
EPA, C.A.R.B. TIER III
CE, CARB
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.95 $


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