Bought an Echo PB-265L blower today.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Happy Frog, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bought this little blower mainly because of its very light weight.
    Tried it this afternoon and found it really cold blooded. It takes a while before getting the full power out of it but it is fine after that.
    I used the mix the dealer put in when I got it so I have to try it with my own mix to check it out.
    The fact that it is brand new may also have something to do with it.
    This thing is so light I could carry it all day long and it has enough power for cleaning after mowing and trimming. For leaves and bigger jobs, I'll have to crank the PB-755T though.
    Anyone else using this neat little blower?

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  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    how much was it, if you dont mind me asking.
     
  3. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got it for $239.00 plus tax at my dealer.
    Could have got it cheaper on eBay I guess but it was there and I just grabbed it :laugh:
     
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    How come two BP, not getting a hand held for quick little blow job!!! You already have the BP of the BP, the king of the road!!!!:waving:
     
  5. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Poulan Pro handheld which really blows great (420 cu.ft. @ 205 MPH) but it doesn't have a cruise control and gives quite a twist on the arm after a few minutes of use.
    I bought the BP-265L so my wife can use it to clean up after me when I edge or trim the property. The BP-755T gets heavy for her (or me) after a mile or so.
     
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    I should have know better to suggest to a pro!!!:laugh: Have 3 blower, you must like blow job!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing:.....JUST KIDDING!!!!:waving::waving:

    When I am ready to buy a BP, I am looking at the PB620, lighter and almost as powerful and quieter. The big MaMas are just too heavy!!!
     
  7. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    Are you talking about the gutless wonder 755 :dizzy:
     
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    I thinks He is Mam.
     
  9. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Did I step on some toe:laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That blower isn't going to have much more power than a good handheld. You should have bought the PB 230 instead. I don't have any use for backpacks that small and I know you said its for you wife to blow off walkways after you get done mowing but wouldn't a good handheld work better? My guys love the Echo PB 230 for grab and go blowing and wouldn't like having to strap on a blower every time they have a sidewalk to blow off.
     

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