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HealthTurf
09-12-2007, 05:17 PM
Ok, guys...I've been using Echo blowers now since I started my company in 1988 and love them. Currently I'm using Echo PB-403T's and I need to purchase another blower. The model #'s have changed over the years and I'm wondering do I stick with the 403T's or go for more power like the PB-620 or PB-755? I'd also consider Sthil or Shindiawa but prefer to stick w/ the Echo....recommendations welcomed!

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joshco84
09-12-2007, 08:36 PM
shindiawa backpacks are very good blowers, but are a little pricey. i have never used an echo bp (i love my handheld though). and i dont like stihl stuff. just my 2 cents.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
09-12-2007, 08:42 PM
755 is a beast. Russopowerequip.com has it for $400!!!

stevenf
09-12-2007, 08:58 PM
I dont know which ones are the best, But I can tell you that if you are looking for lots of power, You dont want the PB-610. You want a higher model.

CuttersEdgeks
09-12-2007, 09:15 PM
i tried my buddies kawasaki the other day and I will be getting rid of my 403 echo and getting one of those. I have there timmer and prefer it over my echo aswell

Sydenstricker Landscaping
09-12-2007, 09:24 PM
I have a PB 620 and it seems, at least for me, that it has plenty of power. I like it mainly because it has the tube mounted throttle with the cruise control thing, rather than the hip mount. It blows wet and dry leaves just fine. If I were you, go with the Stihl BR600 or the RedMax EBZ8001:) Either of those will handle your leaf issues

gandk06
09-13-2007, 03:21 PM
I have the echo 620. I decided on that model because i took the advice of one of the engineers who designes them for echo. If you want maximum power and big price tag go with the 755. He sold me on the 620 because he said it has the best running record in the line-up. I have been very happy with it (especially with the price he got it for). I know every company makes good products but I don't have any expierence with the others. I have always thought that if you have good luck with a product from one company stick with them. That has worked with me in the past and I hope it keeps working that way in the future.

BLKSS
09-13-2007, 03:33 PM
i just got the echo pb413T yesterday, it is enough power for me right now, very nice blower. now my stihl bg55 handheld is backup.

HealthTurf
09-13-2007, 05:50 PM
Ok, guys, it looks like I'm going to go with the Echo PB-620. I can get it for a decent price right across the street from where I live and it's the same place that already services my other Echo equipment.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
09-13-2007, 06:33 PM
whats the price?

HealthTurf
09-13-2007, 06:46 PM
I believe it's $388 for the Echo PB-620

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
09-13-2007, 06:50 PM
you can get the 755 for only $399 from russopowerequip.com or there's several on EBAY for $425 shipping included and NO TAX. 755 is a VERY GOOD & STRONG blower. I'd spend the extra few $$$ for a better blower.

ed2hess
09-13-2007, 07:27 PM
I believe it's $388 for the Echo PB-620

That is a good choice.....not too heavy. We switched from Echo PB650 to Stihl 420 and like it, but it cost a little more than your 620.