CHICAGO — ECHO is introducing two blower models for 2019, the PB-8010 and PB-2620. The new PB-8010 backpack blower features a new 79.9cc engine which delivers the highest blowing performance of any backpack blower on the market – 1071 CFM and 211 MPH, with 44 Newtons according to the ANSI B175.2 standard. That’s at least 7% more performance than any other backpack blower on the market. The model features 3.6-inch diameter blower tubes, with a wear ring on the end to prevent wear.

The PB-8010 also features an industry-first carbon fiber plastic frame and fan case. This new technology cuts 1.9 pounds of weight compared to standard plastic material, and allows the PB-8010T to tip the scales at just 24.5 lbs, comparable with ECHO’s popular PB-770T.

The model also features  oversized pleated paper main filter and foam prefilter for use in high-dust environments, along with tool-less latches for easy in-field maintenance. An extra-large 83.8 oz fuel tank delivers long run times, and padded backpack straps and a padded backrest keep things comfortable for all-day use. The ECHO-original vented backpack frame draws air across the user's back for cooling in hot weather, and a block-off plate is included for use in cooler weather.

The PB-8010 is available with either a tube-mounted throttle (PB-8010T) or a hip-mounted throttle (PB-8010H) for an MSRP of $599.99.

ECHO is also introducing the highest performance professional handheld blower on the market, the PB-2620. This model features strong 456 CFM and 172 MPH performance, with 15.8 Newtons of performance according to ANSI B175.2.

The PB-2620 offers a chrome cylinder plating; a pleated paper main filter and foam prefilter with tool-less access allowing for use in high-dust environments; best-in-class hot restartability; and an oversized 20.3 oz. fuel tank. 

A rubber main handle, a secondary handle and variable locking cruise control help keep user’s hands comfortable during long usage periods. The blower comes with both a round-end pipe (with patented wear ring) and flared-end pipe, allowing output to be tailored to the job.

Both models will be available at ECHO dealers starting in autumn 2018, and feature ECHO’s 2-year commercial/5-year consumer warranty.

The ECHO PB-8010 and PB-2620 are the latest additions to the ECHO X Series which now includes 28 of ECHO’s best-in-class products designed for pro users. The X Series label identifies ECHO’s most powerful, lightweight and most productive products.