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Echo PB-260L any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Was thinking about getting a backpack blower. My lawns a real small, don't really it on them, but looking to take on a couple slightly larger lawns soon.
    Don't have a bunch of money to spend so was thinking about the Echo PB-260L that I see on e-Bay all the time pretty cheap.
    Are these any good? Did a search on here, came up with nothing. Taking that as a bad sign.
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Just wanted to bring this back to the top. I'd like to get a second bp blower. I would just get another Poulan Pro but the price seems to have gone up a bit on e-bay (probably 'cause I keep mentioning it here! lol!).
    Always see these Echos cheap on e-Bay. Any good for a backup (and for the occasional helper)?
  3. casey

    casey Guest
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    It's light & quiet. That's the best that can be said for it. You'd be better off with a good handheld for that power.
  4. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
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    gogetter that unit sells for around 300 it has around 375cfm and air speed of 155mph which will work fairly well for your small lawns,but I would go ahead and get the pb603 for just around 90bucks more you get 58.2cc and 535cfm at tube-end which will work well for your larger jobs when you expand. Youll get your money back with just a few clean-ups and youll always have the power youll need. Marks Mowing Service
  5. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    The dealer I usually buy from sells the Echo for $260, but IMO, the money would be better spent on a unit like the Redmax EB4300 for less than $100 more, or just spend less on a hand held unit.
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    casey: I figured there must be a reason it's so inexpensive.

    Mark, eslawns: thanks for the input guys, but I just can't spend the bigger money at this time and since I only wanted it as a backup and rarely for a helper (very rarely), I wanted to go with something less expensive.

    Looks like I'm going with another Poulan Pro! I know some guys scoff at them but I think it's just a knee jerk reaction because they're sold at Lowes. I doubt most of the nay sayers have even tried one.

    Thanks all.
  7. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think I'm gonna go with an Echo PB-650 for next year....mmmm....power....

  8. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you're going to use it as a backup or spare, why not just get a good handheld? BTW, you're right, I have not used a Poulan, Pro or otherwise. They are the homeowner line for Husqvarna, on a par with Homelite. If you ever use a Redmax, you'd throw rocks at a Poulan.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    eslawns, I think guys get too caught up in the whole Tim the toolman Tayler power thing....ooh, AAH, AAAH!

    90% of the time I'm blowing little harmless grass clippings off of a sidewalk! I'm not blowng bricks! :)

    And I do have a handlheld Shin, but then there is that 10% of the time when I do need to move leaves. Which my Poulan Pro does very well. No complaints.

    But thanks for your input. I appreciate it.
  10. luv of green

    luv of green LawnSite Member
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    you have to spend money to make money,commercial grade will sell you over time and experience

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