Any Echo PB 770 blower updates?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone have any more feedback on the new Echo PB 770 blower? How does it compare to the other big boys: Redmax 8001/Husky 180bt, Shindaiwa EB802/EB8520 etc?
     
  2. Weeded!

    Weeded! LawnSite Member
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    i have redmax 8000s and 8001 (same machine).
    I think it is hands down the best blower I have used in terms of sheer blowing force.

    I had many carb issues with Echo. When i said something to the echo rep he said "huh" and that was it. This was at the dealer. Later the dealer told me "that's why people are stopping buying Echos." I stopped long ago.
     
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    WTF? Had I known this was coming out I would have waited. I just added another PB755 yesterday.... Damn it all!
     
  4. Weeded!

    Weeded! LawnSite Member
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    You cracked me up! But i think it's "Damnitall."

    If you have a good relationship with the dealer and it is not used (or at least seems that way) then they may take it back.
     
  5. Cboy7

    Cboy7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    had same thing on a echo edger i bought last year. wouldnt restart once it was hot.
    dealer said theres nothing he can do. I said then its not worth a thing to me , here take it.
    so finally he installed a bigger baffle between the carb and cylinder . much better
     
  6. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's a shame that Echo doesn't make the carburetors........ You know who does? The same company that makes them for RedMax........hahaha. And everyone else.....:hammerhead:


    Feedback has been awesome. Downside is we have a ton of the Redmax in stock and they are now being passed over. 100 CFM for less money, and a smaller cc engine that's more fuel efficient is hard to pass up. Echo has something big with this new blower.
     
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lol, thanks for the help.

    I think I'll just keep the 755, they are great blowers and Echo website doesn't have much information about the 770.
     
  8. Weeded!

    Weeded! LawnSite Member
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    Ok - you made me think about this...it was about 4-5 years ago.

    It may have been an overheating problem. We lost two echo blowers to scorching or somthing like that in the pistons.

    Carbs on two cycle are still a problem for us - on the blowers and trimmers. If you have any suggestions on keeping the carbs clean and motors running in general I would appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
  9. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
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    Well I would use premium high octane fuel in the summer from a high volume station. You can try a premium synthetic oil like an Amsoil, Stihl synthetic or Motul. If you are having problems keeping the carbs clean make sure you are changing the air and fuel filters and consider running Seafoam or Techron in your mix once in a while.
    One last thought; make sure your carbs are properly adjusted (if adjustable) too rich and you could experience carbon build up, too lean and you could "burn up" the engine...
     

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