I own a Echo PB603 that is getting up in years and decided to get a new blower since leaf season is here. Went to my local dealer where I bought it and he has changed to carrying Husky's. Looked at specs and 350Bt seemed roughly equivalent so bought it. Carried it home and tried blowing piles I had blown with the Echo. No luck, too many pine needles that it didn't want to move. Went back and my dealer let me upgrade to the 560BT. All the difference in the world. My advice, don't just read the specs, try it out if possible before buying. 350 would have been ok if all I had were hardwood leaves to blow.
November 6, 2013
Good item, but........
Terrible manual, the worst. Seems to be a common problem as I purchased other tools and they either don't come with a manual or the print is so tiny you need others to possibly read it for you. However, it gets the job done! Storing is an issue. It should come with some type of hook-up.
March 26, 2013
Love this blower
Can't believe it took me so long to invest in this. My cabin would be a sitting duck in the event of a wildfire, so the Forestry Service has encouraged me to keep all leaves blown at least 50 feet away from it. That sounded like a daunting task, especially since it had rained for days when I finally had a chance to go up there. I could not believe how easily this thing handled years' worth of wet, compacted leaves. It made the job quick, easy, and actually pretty enjoyable. Can't say a single bad thing about it. Haven't had it a terribly long time, but it fires right up every time I pull the cord and it just seems to be very solidly built.
February 21, 2013
Powerful and ergonomic blower. Comfortable shoulder straps
February 2, 2013
This machine will far exceed any advanced homeowner who has challenging landscape tasks for cleanup.
I has several properties with different elements for cleaning such as pine needles, red oaks leaves as well as maple. Works well on wet and dry removal.
Another thing this blowers works well for is when if in your climate area you may have a light snow dusting cleanup is made simple instead of shoveling.
I have other hand held blowers and a walk behind all purpose machine and this will eliminate the competition and even be the reason to also upgrade to a Husqvarna handheld blower because of it overall construction and durability.
January 27, 2013
Plenty of Power
This blower has plenty of power even to move wet leaves.
January 24, 2013
Tired of the low priced junk. Came to my senses and spent the little bit more to buy a quality product. Well worth the difference.
January 17, 2013
This machine has everything I hoped for with a few exceptions. I feel a waist or chest strap would be a big plus on this size machine and instead of a symbol of the choke open and closed perhaps a logo of choke on or off for those who don't no the difference. Overall I'm very happy with this product, but have had some starting issues from day one.
January 4, 2013