Echo releases new trimmer, blower

October 13, 2015 -  By

Echo added the GT-225L extended reach trimmer and the PB-580 backpack blower to the company’s GIE+EXPO exhibit lineup.

The PB-580 features a powerful 58.2 cc professional grade two-stroke engine that helps deliver air volume of 510 CFM and air speed of 215 MPH, the manufacturer said. The blower weighs as little as 22.6 lbs. in tube-throttle configuration and 22.9 lbs. in hip-throttle configuration. It features a full padded backrest for upper and lower back support, adjustable shoulder straps, a new grip on the tube mounted throttle and a vented back pad that allows air to circulate around the user for increased comfort in hot weather. A four-point vibration-reduction system also increases operator comfort and reduces fatigue.

To keep noise down and allow extended hours of operation, the PB-580 was designed on the quiet side of the noise spectrum with a 70 dBa.

The GT-225L uses a 21.2-cc power head with vibration-reduction engine mount. It uses the Speed-Feed 400 head which reloads in seconds without disassembly and is 0.8 lbs. lighter than the SRM-225. The 1-30 starting system reduces pulling effort by 30 percent.

While being 7 in. longer than the GT-225, the GT-225L still features some of the best features, including the GT left hand grip, shield with 16-in. cutting swath and the same ball bearing supported trimmer head.

Both products come with a five-year consumer warranty and two-year commercial warranty.

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