Echo blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grassboy, Mar 5, 2000.

  1. Grassboy

    Grassboy LawnSite Member
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    I am wanting to buy this one. I think that is the right model #???? I think its good. Do you guys like it????????
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably the 4th best BPB behind Shindiawa, RedMax & Stihl.
     
  3. Grassboy

    Grassboy LawnSite Member
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    I found that the Echo PB60HT has 960 cfm. CFM is how you measure the power of the blower w/ consideration to the cc's. Right??? well 960 cfm is the most cfm's I've seen on any of those other blowers. Redmax, shindaiwa, stihl all have a considerably less amount of cfm.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I have the ph46ht Echo. Works well for me. Didn't know there was a 60 at the time. The machine is a little heavy though. But I like where the controls are and the power is good. I will probaby buy the 60 in the fall for the leaf season.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    BPB CFM's are inconsistant. MPH mean something too.<p>Some measure at the housing, some measure at the end of the tube. Some use longer tubes. <br>The RedMax and the Stihl both blow harder than the Echo. I haven't used a Shindiawa in real world conditions yet, but I'm sure they blow harder as well.
     
  6. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'M STARTING TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH MY BP46HT .IV'E CHANGED THE FUEL FILTER,DID REGULAR MAINT.AND AM STILL HAVING COLD START-IDLE PROBLEMS..ANY IDEAS WOULD BE AGREAT HELP BEFORE I TRADE IT OFF...THANKS IN ADVANCE
     
  7. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    We have 4 PB 60's and 6000's. The oldest of these is 9 years old. The only problem I had with them was an ignition pak which was under warranty. The throttle cables are a litlle tedious to change but overall I like them.<br>David
     
  8. Grassboy

    Grassboy LawnSite Member
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    I have one more question,<p>I decided to instead go with Echo's brand new blower: PB-601 It is the same as the 60HT except for it has the throttle control on the handle on the arm of the blower. The one thing I didn't like about Echo's blowers has been solved!!!!!!!!!! But, the manufacture is having problems because they didn't make enough for the demand. So a bunch more people ordered them right when they came out. So they are really hurrying to catch up the demand now. Do you think this hurry could create recalls, and poorly made blowers????????????<br>
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Please.
     

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