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Blower comparison? Close or not at all?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvsuper, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    I'm in the market for a new blower to clear off cart paths of clippins, leaf removal in the fall. It will be used about maybe an hour a day to clear cart paths, that's about it.

    I'm considering a Echo PB-403. How does this blower compare to the blower that I mistakenly sold when I sold the business.....a Redmax eb7001?
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    honestly, No Contest. The only echo that comes close to a Eb7001 is the pb650/pb750
     
  3. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    You need to step up to the PB-650!!

    Tons of power and very quiet...all we use now.

    If money is the issue, the PB-403 will do a nice job but does not have the power of the PB-650...any Echo backpack is a good purchase in my book! (The Redmax is a good blower as well but it does not put out the CFM of the PB-650)
     
  4. rockcreeklawnser.

    rockcreeklawnser. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I just bought the echo pb 650 abput 3 weeks ago. I give it about the same kind of use that you described. I did not know what a blower was until I bought this one! Incredible power!
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i just bought a echo PB-750T a few weeks ago. It was a little pricey (for a part timer) but i really like it. and it'll make my life a h3ll of a lot easier in the fall with the leaves.
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    btw, a pb-750 is the exact same model as a pb-650 except it's got a huge air filter on it.
     
  7. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    Do the PB-650/750 have tube mounted throttle? I'm looking at the 403 mainly because it has tube mounted throttle, but yet I don't need a big as blower as the 650/750. Opinions?
     
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i believe you can get them with or without tube mounted throttles. I have a tube mounted one with the throttle lock at any rpm.
     
  9. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    I also noticed it has electric start???
     
  10. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    I don't think there is an option for electric start.


    here's a good spec's chart on the Echo backpack blowers.
     

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