Echo pb-770t review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by peahlybros., Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    $499 in my dealer also. They had a stack of it!!! We don't get the Shindaiwa EB802, this is pretty much it if you can't take the weight and the loudness of Redmax 8001.
     
  2. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought one in April of this year. Overall, a pretty good blower. However, it doesn't blow as hard as the numbers Echo provides (765cfm at the tube and 201 mph). I also have a Stihl BR600. The Echo does blow a little harder than the Sthil. I used to have a Redmax 8000. That thing was the best and most powerful blower I ever had. It was getting a little old in the tooth this spring so I sold it and got the Echo PB770. Before buying I tried a Redmax 8050, a Shindaiwa EB802 and a Shindaiwa EB8520. I found the Echo to blow the hardest but definitely not as hard as the old Redmax 8000/8001. Shindaiwa is coming out with a revised version of the EB8520 called the eb854. According the numbers the dealer gave me, this blower produces: 762 cfm at the pipe with an airspeed of 224 mph and 1349 cfm in the housing. These numbers are from Shindaiwa. He's getting a demo model at the end of the month and I'll get to use it for a day. So, we'll see if this new Shindaiwa offering surpasses the Echo PB770.
     
  3. Andre's Lawn Care

    Andre's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I love my 770 as well, the fan on the back was a luxury with the heat during the summer. I also like how you can adjust the top part of the shoulder strap to make it real comfortable for your self. I got a chance to use it on a small area of leaves and from the experience i can not wait to use it in the fall.
     
  4. domain311

    domain311 LawnSite Member
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    Ever try that shindaiwa yet your dealer was getting in?
     
  5. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes I did. I ended up buying one. The Shindaiwa eb854 is an incredible blower. Power-wise, it puts out more air than the Echo PB770. It blows things like crazy and really good on fuel. I used to think my old Redmax 8000 was the strongest blower I had but this Shindaiwa outblows it. It does have some negatives. It's heavy, about on par with the Redmax 8000/8001/8050 but it sits well. It's also a bit hard to start on cold mornings but I've managed to get that problem fixed by setting the throttle to half-way when first starting. It takes a bit of force to turn the 80 cc engine over but it's not too bad. Last, the thing puts out so much air that the tubes keep shaking loose. Overall, this blower is incredible. I'll have a better review when the leaves start to fall but so far, I'm very happy. The new H4 engine purrs like a kitty kat. Great machine.
     
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just hope it hold together better than the EB8510!!!


    Sorry!!!
     
  7. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    Just ordered my Echo 770 a minute ago. In 3-5 days I'll have my own review up. I absolutely cannot wait. I wanted a redmax blower for so long after using one, but now I'm glad I went with the Echo.

    I know their reliability. I have had my Echo pb403t (blower) and srm210 (trimmer) since 2004. The blower is still my primary (and runs strong) until the 770 gets here. The trimmer still runs strong but I replaced it with a redmax only because it was way lighter.
     
  8. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I went in for a new blower because I was tired of my little Stihl br340.
    I had no idea of the PB770 model. I just kept being persistant about the large properties that were loaded with leaves. I told him several times give me the most CFM blower you have. All they had on display were the Sthil BR600 and Echo PB755.

    After a few miniutes of talking, and me yaking about the amount of leaves he said....well we have one PB770. He had to dig it out from the bottom of the Boxes with the 755's on top. I think they were hiding it to push the 755's out.

    Love the cold weather starts with the 770. 2 pulls without priming and it's fired up and ready. No more warm up is needed. The straps are way comfortable and carries nice. The tube is short enough that sitting in the bed of a truck takes alot less space.
    I'd say with the versatility of the 770 you can leave the 9hp walkbehind blower at home. It moves leaves fast. For leaves, wether their ground up wet or dry it takes no time to move with this blower. I can't waite for next summer to blow grass clippings, I'm sure it will blow them 3 doors down. And for snow, it just may replace the snow shovel.

    {the grandkids loved the moster piles of leaves it made in no time,
    dirt boogers were no fun to clean up later though...:).}

    leaves again.jpg
     
  9. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    That's awesome man.
     
  10. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks,

    Tax included was about $515.
    I literaly was on a job for 2 hours blowing, and just said enough of that.
    I came back with that blower and knocked it out liike I got some kind of new technology that was light years apart.

    I don't know if there's a way that it needs to be broke in. But I just took it and ran with it. Heck of a blower for sure.
     

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