Echo PB650 modifications.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by casey, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. casey

    casey Guest
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    Dealer wants $200 Cnd. for a throttle conversion (hip to tube) kit. Can it be done cheaper? Can't find a kit online or has anyone done one themselves.
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm used to my hip throttle stick now. Didn't think I'd even like it. Probably wont switch over now. $200 sounds like a rip off though. Are you sure?
  3. casey

    casey Guest
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    He told me around $200 Cnd. I know it sounds like alot. Should be an easy wiring job I may try myself. We need tube mounted 'cause the guys carry rakes or trimmers in their left hands.
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    Guy's carry rakes or trimmers in their left hands? What's up with that? What are ya a slave driver or somethin'? Why not hook a 21" to their belt loop and get just a little more production out of them.
  5. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    At that rate, you are better off just buying a few PB-603's. Slightly less powerful (but still a GREAT blower), but they come w/ the tube throttle. Although I'm sure you can find a cheaper price some where. $200 is WAY too high!
  6. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    I don't know what the exchange rate is for Canadian $$ to US $$, but I can tell you that the tube throttle kit for the PB 60 HT of a few years ago listed for $39.99 (US $$).
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    THAT sounds more like it!:blob4:
  8. casey

    casey Guest
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    I got one guy that runs a hydro t-bar with a trimmer in his left hand on smaller props. I trim some of props with a BP on, saves reloading.

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