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Help, PB 650 or PB 750

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mac43rn, May 4, 2003.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I have read all the praise for the ECHO PB 650 and 750. I have a chance of getting the PB650 for $409 (tax included) and the pb 750 for $430. I am really wanting to pick one of these up this week. They have the PB650 with tube mounted throttle in stock. The 750 tube throttle will be in late this week. Is it worth waiting for the 750 for an extra $21 or should I save the money and just pick up the 650?

  2. mckell68

    mckell68 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I have last years 650 with the throttle not mounted on the tube.
    I paid $475 for mine, so your price looks really good. I can't speak for the 750, dealer won't stock it until summer. This unit really made leaves alot easier, you will be happy you bought it.
  3. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Buy the 750, it has a bigger air filter, that is good price for those blowers, around here they are around $450.
  4. Old 5 LawnCare

    Old 5 LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    :dizzy: Neither One:cry:

    Get the Br420 (Stihl) my dealer has them for $369.00+ tax.

    Had two engines go out on my echo's, took 2 months to get them back.

    "Time Is Money"
  5. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    It takes 2 br 420 to equal 1 pb 650 so you will have to spend $738 on the stihls so buy the pb 650
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    look at a redmax eb7001, do a search here you'll find nothing but rave reviews!!
  7. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237


    I have no dealer in my area for redmax. I have seen the two head to head, they are both great blowers. I will stick with the echo because I have a great dealer in my area.


    from AL
    Posts: 656

    I got a 650 last year & a 750 this spring. The 750 seems to have a bit more power but hardly significant.

    My trusty Stihl's are now just a memory.
  9. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    The only difference between the 650 & 750 is the Air Filter, like yardman1 said,,, No power difference, ,,, At my Dealer the 650 goes for $499.00, and the 750 for $539.00, A good price in your area, I'd wait for the 750.... Hope this helps.....

    Lou :cool:
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Same power on both. 750 has tube OR hip throttle, better padded straps, and the nice air cleaner. Rep says it is only $30 more. Mine should be here tue or wed.

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