|Dimensions||12.9 x 18.5 x 19.3||20.5 x 22.8 x 19.3|
|Dry Weight (lbs.)||22.6||21.5|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (fl. oz.)||62||70.9|
|Engine Type||Air cooled 2-cycle gasoline||Air cooled 2-cycle gasoline|
|Spark Plug||NGK BPM-8Y||Champion RCJ6Y|
|Muffler||Spark arrest equipped||Spark arrest equipped|
|Operating Engine Speed (rpm)||2000 to 7300|
|Avg. Air Volume (cfm)||510||583|
|Noise Level dB(A)||70||73|
RedMax EB7001 Pros
- Power: This think has tons of power. It’s able to easily throw wet leaves with ease. I used this recently on semi-frozen ground, and it cleaned up my 2,500 square foot front yard incredibly fast. I was also able to make a nice path into the woods by letting the RedMax leaf blower rip on full throttle. It plowed through old cleave, twigs and branches, and compost-like debris, so I was able to push the leaves back much farther this year.
- Fuel Tank: The RedMax EB7001 has a bigger tank than the Echo PB-580T backpack leaf blower. While it makes it a little heavier, I’m able to clean much more for much longer without having to stop and refuel.
- Choke: Unlike the Echo, the choke on the RedMax is simply up/down. There’s no buffer of in between. This helps makes the pull starting much easier
RedMax EB7001 Cons
- Handle: I felt my hand get numb pretty quick when using this. A lot more vibration I think than the Echo PB-580T blower. This, of course, is due to the higher power than the competitor. It’s also much more rigid, and “up-and-down” than the Echo. Not much in terms of contour – almost like holding a baseball bat.
- Throttle lever: Personal preference, but I’m not a fan of the throttle on the left, separate from the leaf blower handle itself.
Echo PB-580T Pros
- Handle: This is much more ergonomic than the RedMax handle. It also has the throttle on the same blower tube handle.
- Straps: Much more padding than the RedMax straps.
- Cooling: I didn’t feel my back get as hot as I did with the RedMax.
Echo PB-580T Cons
- Static: I needed to attach the anti-static chain to this leaf blower. I also put electrical tape around the screw on the handle to help cut down on the static shock.
- Choke: Sometimes a bit tricky to startup. The choke is a bit sensitive. And like most all backpack blowers, you also need to tinker with the throttle when pull starting, but even more so with the choke.