Product Comparison: ECHO PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350BT


General Specifications
Brand
ECHO
Husqvarna
Model
PB-580T
350BT
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 350BT is a unique, lightweight backpack leaf blower with the large landowner in mind. This popular 50 cc mid-size blower features a new, powerful X-TORQ engine for increased power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. The harness and controls are ergonomically designed for high capacity and ease of use. Throttle controls are mounted on the tube.
Key Specs
Max. Air Speed
215 MPH
180 MPH
Max. Air Flow
510 CFM
692.17 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 350BT 2.1 HP CARB Compliant X-Torq Engine Leaf Blower
  • The CFM is absolutely amazing, it took me 1/3 the time to do my 1/2 acre lawn, compared to what I had before, a handheld.
  • The option of setting the speed where ever you want and it stays there (much easier on the trigger finger) or you can use the trigger like other blowers it you want.
  • Powerful and cleans really well. The variable speed comes in really handy. I set it to low and it will blow off a light cover of leaves without disturbing the mulch underneath.
  • The Husqvarna has excellent blowing force, and it allows you to set the control in place and then let go so it still blows at the speed you pre-set!
  • Wish for a little more power (wind speed).
  • It runs fine on start up but after 10 minutes it will make knocking noise and die unless I reduce the throttle to 1/2 speed. I searched the internet for solutions... It seems their are countless 150BT and 350BT blowers with this "knocking and reduced power" issue.
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 350BT 2.1 HP CARB Compliant X-Torq Engine Leaf Blower
  • The backpack is comfortable to use, no fatigue even when wearing it sporadically all day.
  • This blower is much easier to use than the old handheld model it replaced. It's 26 lb weight is no problem.
  • If this is going to be used by a small person for a long time check the that the weight will not be an issue.
  • Fit the straps to your body first and the weight isn't to bad to carry around.
Features
Type
Backpack
Backpack
Soft Grip
No
No
Adjustable Handles
No
Yes
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, Adjustable handles, Utilize full blow force with minimal arm strain, LowVib dampeners, Cruise control, Ergonomic harness system, Variable speed throttle
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 350BT 2.1 HP CARB Compliant X-Torq Engine Leaf Blower
  • Its actually pretty quiet, compared to the Troy-Built monster I had before.
  • The cruise control is an awesome feature. Super intuitive and easy to adjust.
  • The control handle itself is also really easy to adjust to your liking. You can move it toward or away from yourself, left/right, and change the wrist angle.
  • A few great features are the large gas tank, padded straps with plenty of adjustment, and wand mounted throttle. The thing I really like is the thumb operated secondary throttle that lets you set the throttle so that you don't have to keep your hand in the same position through the entire job.
  • Two sections of the tube fit too tight to easily go together and turn in place, the other is loose. Need better quality control on that.
  • The gas tank fill tube could be better situated to top off the tank.
Power
Power Source
Gas
Gas
Fuel Tank Volume
62 fl. oz.
42.27 fl. oz.
Engine Power
2.1 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 350BT 2.1 HP CARB Compliant X-Torq Engine Leaf Blower
  • The tank is fairly large, so most jobs can be done with one tank.
  • It used 1/3 the petrol it used to take me to do my lawn, very happy about that.
  • It has a bigger gas tank and uses less gas, I never have to refill the tank in the middle of a job.
  • The gas tank is good for about 45 minutes at wide open throttle.
  • Uses a a lot of gas for the power you get.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
EPA, C.A.R.B. TIER III
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
329.95 $

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