View Full Version : Echo PB-500TC Back Pack Blower? Any good?

02-07-2012, 12:19 AM
Hey I am looking at the PB-500 TC ECHO 162 mph 450 CFM Gas Blower. Its sold at Home Depot for $299.99 Is why I wonder about it. Just because H.D Sells it does it make it any lesser than say a blower only carried at Echo Dealers? Is it a good price for that product? I want to blow drives and walks and blow leaves in the fall. I currently have a smaller handheld craftsman and need an update. Thanks for your feedback.

02-07-2012, 01:45 PM
Its good for home use. I got one when i started. Had alote of carb trouble. Do to running so much. Got a echo 770. I use the 500 for back up.

02-07-2012, 01:51 PM
If you use this machine for home owner use its more than enough:waving:

02-07-2012, 07:53 PM
I thought all ECHO products are for commercial use?

02-07-2012, 08:04 PM
It has a 5 year warranty & 1 year commercial on all of there products expect chain saws

02-07-2012, 08:05 PM
Thanks, I'll be using it in my smaller residential company. About 55-60 yards a week so is there a good commercial blower around the $300 price range that u guys would recommend?
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Grass Man93
02-07-2012, 10:52 PM
I got mine last year, it is a good blower. If you get one make sure you use the echo oil, if don't it will void the warranty.

02-07-2012, 10:55 PM
How many properties do u do with it?
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02-08-2012, 01:36 AM
I was wrong its a 2 year commercial warranty. I work at The Home Depot part time & we have used that backpack blower for a few years and it starts up within the first few pulls. Most guys that have to use it to blow the parking lot or garden center abuse the thing. I prefer echo over stihl. The only thing that stihl has better in my opinion is there chainsaws.

Grass Man93
02-08-2012, 11:20 AM
I have 5 yards I do in the summer (for now hope to get more this year), and 10-12 yards in the fall.

02-09-2012, 12:25 AM
I plan on using it for 50 or 60 yards a week and fall cleanups. What is a decent one for under $350
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02-10-2012, 07:54 AM
I run Stihl trimmers, but think Echo has FAR better blowers.