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BufalinoLand
11-02-2001, 04:57 PM
I run the eb 6200 right now and I would be impressed if something is better. Any one have that new echo ive heard about and how is it and how much

dlandscaping
11-02-2001, 05:29 PM
i dont have one but can tell u they cost $500 here and the throttle is hip mounted.

TLS
11-02-2001, 06:03 PM
Boy there are a least 3 threads on the PB-650, but here goes.

I like mine a lot. Flex tube is rather stiff, but seems to be loosening up (or I'm getting used to it?). I originally didn't want ANYTHING with a hip mount throttle. I just guess I was thickheaded. Well I bought it $449.99 and haven't looked back since. I don't even want to mess with switching it over to a tube mount throttle. Gives you a place to rest your left hand! I came off of a LESCO/ECHO PB-4200 which weighed 24 lbs with a 42cc engine.

The PB-650 weighs only 21 lbs. has a 63.3cc engine. In my owners manual, it states.

210 MPH Pipe end
640 CFM Pipe end
1200CFM Housing

It seriously BLOW's!

wrtenterprises
11-02-2001, 07:01 PM
I've been using the PB 650 for most of the 2001 Fall season, and it's all that and a bag of chips!! I have used them all, and this machine will roll leaf piles that all the rest can not. Prices here in Central Pa. are around $475.00, but in my humble opinion, it's worth every penny. This Echo back pack has greatly cut down on the use of a wheel blower for most of my properties. Not one complaint.....

leaflawnandlimb
11-02-2001, 07:56 PM
I bought the first one my dealer got in ($449) and all I can say is that nothing compares, NOTHING!!!

wallzwallz
11-03-2001, 07:47 AM
Just bought one 2 weeks ago.The blower really kicks in when pile starts building up. It was $450 here too. From reading a lot of the threads on here, Echo doesn't seem as popular with some as others. For those who don't like Echo,what made you buy something else? price,power,machine longevity? I have had nothing but great buys w/ blowers + string trimmers from them. I have never owned another brand, so I was wondering if I was missing something.