Echo PB-500TC Back Pack Blower? Any good?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by RickL1700, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. RickL1700

    RickL1700 LawnSite Member
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    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.

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  2. Dwittbecker

    Dwittbecker LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you use this machine for home owner use its more than enough:waving:
     
  4. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought all ECHO products are for commercial use?
     
  5. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    It has a 5 year warranty & 1 year commercial on all of there products expect chain saws
     
  6. RickL1700

    RickL1700 LawnSite Member
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    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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  7. Grass Man93

    Grass Man93 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  8. RickL1700

    RickL1700 LawnSite Member
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    How many properties do u do with it?
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  9. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  10. Grass Man93

    Grass Man93 LawnSite Member
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    I have 5 yards I do in the summer (for now hope to get more this year), and 10-12 yards in the fall.
     

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