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Echo PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350TB: Which Blowers are Better?

Clearing leaves from your lawn and yard is a necessary evil. It can be a long and boring job, but you know everything will look so much better once it’s done. Why not make the job more fun with a leaf blower?

Today we are going to compare the Echo PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350TB gas leaf blowers. We will take a look at their power, ease of use, and value for money. Once we have gone over all of their specifications, we will review the details in a comparison chart and add some pros and cons. We will finish up with our final verdict.

Echo PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350TB

There is actually only one feature that the Echo PB-580T and the Husqvarna 350TB share.

Echo PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350TB – Similarities

Quick Glance

Below you can find all of the specifications side by side.

Name
Our Pick
Echo PB-580T 58.2 CC Back Pack Blower with Tube Mounted Throttle, 510 CFMGY#583-4 6-DFG290107
Husqvarna 965877502 350BT 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower, Orange,1-(Pack)
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Echo PB-580T 58.2 CC Back Pack Blower with Tube Mounted Throttle, 510 CFMGY#583-4 6-DFG290107
Husqvarna 965877502 350BT 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower, Orange,1-(Pack)
Size
12.9 x 19.3 x 18.5 inches
N/A
Weight
22.6lbs
22.5lbs
Engine
58.2 cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine
50.2 cc, 2.1 hp, 2-stroke X-Torq engine
Power
Gas
Gas
Backpack
Backpack and handheld
Air Filter
Automotive-style
Single-stage filter
Air Flow
510 Cubic Feet/min
494 Cubic Feet/min
Maximum Air Speed
215mph
180mph
Fuel Tank
Transparent, 62oz capacity
Transparent, 42.27oz capacity
Noise Rating
70dB
96dB
Vibration
Antivibration
Low vibrations
Other Features
Leaf guard and metal ring at the end of the tube
Cruise Control and adjustable tube length
Warranty
2 years commercial, 5 years residential
1 year
Prime status
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Our Pick
Name
Echo PB-580T 58.2 CC Back Pack Blower with Tube Mounted Throttle, 510 CFMGY#583-4 6-DFG290107
Image
Echo PB-580T 58.2 CC Back Pack Blower with Tube Mounted Throttle, 510 CFMGY#583-4 6-DFG290107
Size
12.9 x 19.3 x 18.5 inches
Weight
22.6lbs
Engine
58.2 cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine
Power
Gas
Backpack
Air Filter
Automotive-style
Air Flow
510 Cubic Feet/min
Maximum Air Speed
215mph
Fuel Tank
Transparent, 62oz capacity
Noise Rating
70dB
Vibration
Antivibration
Other Features
Leaf guard and metal ring at the end of the tube
Warranty
2 years commercial, 5 years residential
Prime status
-
Name
Husqvarna 965877502 350BT 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower, Orange,1-(Pack)
Image
Husqvarna 965877502 350BT 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower, Orange,1-(Pack)
Size
N/A
Weight
22.5lbs
Engine
50.2 cc, 2.1 hp, 2-stroke X-Torq engine
Power
Gas
Backpack
Backpack and handheld
Air Filter
Single-stage filter
Air Flow
494 Cubic Feet/min
Maximum Air Speed
180mph
Fuel Tank
Transparent, 42.27oz capacity
Noise Rating
96dB
Vibration
Low vibrations
Other Features
Cruise Control and adjustable tube length
Warranty
1 year
Prime status

Vibration Technology

The Echo PB-580T and the Husqvarna 350TB have anti-vibration and low vibration technology (respectively). This makes them easier to use over longer periods of time.

So, it’s now all about the details of the Echo PB-580T and the Husqvarna 350TB that are different.

Differences Between Echo PB-580T and Husqvarna 350TB

Appearance

As with so many outdoor tools, these leaf blowers are orange and black. They are both cordless, so you aren’t restricted by power cables. We are missing a bit of information about the size.

Husqvarna 350TB Comparison

Echo PB-580T

It measures 12.9 x 19.3 x 18.5 inches and weighs just 22.6 pounds. This is a backpack-style leaf blower.

Husqvarna 350TB

There is no information on the size of the leaf blower, but the weight is similar at 22.5 pounds. You can wear it as a backpack and also use it as a handheld machine.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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The Engine

Both have 2-stroke engines but there are some other details that differ.

Husqvarna 350TB Gas Backpack Blower

Echo PB-580T

The professional-grade engine is 58.2cc. The engine uses an automotive-style air filtration for protection.

Husqvarna 350TB

Though it’s not quite as powerful at 50.2cc, it does have 2.1 horsepower and the advantage of being an X-Torq engine. X-Torq engines reduce harmful exhaust emissions by up to 60% and improve fuel efficiency by up to 20%. Air filtration is a single stage.

The Winner Is- The Husqvarna 360BT

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Air Flow and Speed

You want to know that your leaf blower is going to have the power and the airflow to do a good job.

Echo PB-580T Review

Echo PB-580T

There is a lot of airflow power here. You have 510 cubic feet per minute with a maximum airspeed of 215mph.

Husqvarna 350TB

The airflow is 494 cubic feet per minute and the maximum airspeed is 180mph.

The Winner Is- The Echo PB-580T

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Fuel Tank

It’s ideal that both of the fuel tanks are transparent. This makes it easy to keep your eye on the levels. The difference is in the capacity.

Echo PB-580T comparison

Echo PB-580T

The fuel tank capacity is 62oz.

Husqvarna 350TB

It’s quite a bit smaller at 42.27oz.

The Winner Is- The Echo PB-580T

Noise Rating

As they are powered by gas, they will be noisier than an electric leaf blower, but neither one should be thunderous.

Husqvarna 350TB Review

Echo PB-580T

The noise rating is 70dB, so similar to an average vacuum.

Husqvarna 350TB

This is louder at 96dB, more like a motorcycle. It is highly recommended that you wear eye protection as anything over 85dB can be harmful.

The Winner Is- The Echo PB-580T

Other Features

There were a couple of things that weren’t easy to compare but still need to be mentioned.

Echo PB-580T

This leaf blower comes with a protective leaf guard and a metal ring on the end of the tube to prevent damage.

Husqvarna 350TB

You have the option to put this leaf blower on cruise control and the tube is adjustable, making it better for various areas.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Value for Money

Considering these leaf blowers are powerful enough for commercial use, we felt that they were both good value for money.

Echo PB-580T

As well as being a little bit cheaper, the warranty is better. It’s 2 years for commercial use and 5 years for residential use.

Husqvarna 350TB

Although it’s only around $30 more expensive, it’s a shame the warranty is only 1 year.

The Winner Is- The Echo PB-580T

Pros and Cons

We have just a few pros and cons of the Echo PB-580T and the Husqvarna 350TB to help with the decision.

Echo PB-580T

Echo PB-580T

Pros:

  • It’s got plenty of power for leaves and twigs
  • It’s effortless to use
  • It’s quick and easy to startup

Cons:

  • It uses quite a bit of fuel

Husqvarna 350TB

Husqvarna 350TB

Pros:

  • Works well on wet leaves
  • Starts on the first or second pull
  • Comfortable to wear and excellent as handheld

Cons:

  • We were hoping for a little bit more.

The Final Verdict

Both the Echo PB-580T and the Husqvarna 350TB are a good size and weight for most users. They start up quickly and do a great job on various types of garden debris. The winner though was clear. While we wanted to love the X-Torq engine of the Husqvarna 350BT, the other features weren’t sufficient to beat the Echo PB-580T.

The Echo PB-580T has a larger fuel tank, it’s quieter, it is more powerful, and better value for money. The work was done quickly and comfortably, even with those bigger jobs. We found that the Echo PB-580T excelled in many ways.

 

2 thoughts on “Echo PB-580T vs Husqvarna 350TB: Which Blowers are Better?”

  1. I own an Echo PB-580T and you mentioned Husqvarna 350TB has cruise control. The Echo PB-580T also has cruise control. In fall of 2020 i purchased mine for $329.00 plus tax . For 2012 they went up in price to $359.00 plus tax at Home Depot. In Blairsville George where I live. Amazon has them at just over $400.00 and my Echo PB-580T will also blow wet leaves. And rocks in my driveway . As for noise, i wear safety protection for eyes and ears , gloves. To be fair the Husqvarna 350TB also has a tube mounted throttle ,if mentioned I didn’t notice it. My Echo PB-580T is also very comfortable. But both could use a strap that attaches both shoulder straps at the top and around the your waist some brands have these . So these are some of my pros an cons 😘 on your comparisons of these two companies. Thank you 🙏 for what you do

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