Used to be great BUT my last 2 have been rubbish.
Have had 3 of this model, My first one went great guns for 5+ years.
The last 2 have lasted less than 2 years a piece, Which is rubbish for
Expensive supposedly to shelf units.
This last one came back from a dealer service still running like rubbish.
Put up with it for a while and put it in again....
The result a bill pushing $200 for repairs !
Don't think so Echo....
Another example of a reputable company now making cheap gear to keep profits up maybe ?
Purchased in June 2018 for $429.00.
No good,had 2 in 3yrs both failed,echo and Briggs and Stratton won't return my emails, not the way to treat people previously I had for 12yrs no problems at all, latest blowers absolute rubbish
Great product - had for about 8 years grey model - no problems ever
grey model - easy to start, good power, and when have had problem - gummed up crab - brought a new crab fitted it - two bolts on and off and started straight away no tuning - great machine. Wish everything I owned was a reliable.
Purchased in February 2012.
Had this blower since 2010 when it was a replacement for an older Echo blower that was stolen from my garage during a break in.
I have never had it serviced! Still going strong 9 years later.
All I do is put fuel in it then put it back in the shed till I need to use it again.
It gets used every 2 weeks in summer & maybe once or twice during winter for about 10 mins at a time.
It fires after 3 pulls of the cord with the choke on then turn the choke to run & it starts first go, been this way since new.
Purchased in August 2010.
Hard to Rate, Had the Grey Model Great / New Orange one equals Rubbish
Read My Title, Hard to Start From New, Took it Back to Selling Agent, to Repair Under Warranty, Yep Got Charged $120 Warranty Does NOT Cover a Fuel Issue, Not Sure about Product or Agent. But Will Never Trust Either again. Had to Sell For Repair Cost so Lost Full Price of original purchase
Piece of sh*t
i bought it about 3 months ago from an Echo dealer & they really bullshi**ed about the product how easy it was start. The dealer put fuel in & pulled the cord 3 times & it started. I took it home pulled the starter 3 times & it started. Put it in the shed, went to start it about 3 days later & it refused to start, pulled the cord about 45 times & it didnt even look like starting, Read the instruction manual & tried starting as per the manual still wouldnt start. So i took it back to dealer they tried starting it & it refused to start, Then the...dealer tried to blame me they said i had put in the wrong fuel ( the dealer put the fuel in at purchase i hadnt refued it as i has only used it once) then the dealer tried every thing he could think of so they could blame me & they wanted me to pay for a "repair" to a blower that was sh*t from the beginning. I told him to stick the product where it fits went to bunnings & brought a ryobi with more power & $100 cheaper & the ryobi starts 1st time every time.
I have owned this blower for approx. 18 months and I am very happy with it. I never drain the fuel and add a fuel stabliser, to prevent gumming up from stale fuel, as recommended by the dealer where i bought it from. It gets used almost every week and starts every time anywhere from 1 to 5 pulls of the starter cord from cold. It is reasonably light, well balanced and easy to use. My 12 y.o. son regularly uses it to blow leaves and gum nuts off of the trampoline and to clean up dog poo. He capably starts it and uses it without any adult help. It...appears to be well made and has a 5 year domestic warranty. I have no hesitation in recommending this blower. Echo seems to be a relatively unknown brand that is worthwhile researching and consideration.
Very happy with my purchase
This is my first leaf blower and I use it almost weekly. I reviewed a lot of the popular blowers on this and other sites and the Echo reviewed very well, and I can see why. Very easy to start and it has more than enough power for my needs. I'm getting on a bit and of average physical condition, however I find after 20 or so minutes of use (we back onto rain forest), the weight of the machine coupled with the resistance has me changing hands a fair bit. The Echo has a dry weight of 4.1 kilos and I wouldn't want too much more weight than this in any make of blower.
All in all, at this point in time, I'm very happy to have chosen the Echo.
Does it start well? Yes it does. It has plenty of nozzle velocity, it's light, relatively quiet and best of all, it's designed for left handers!
Yes, most blowers have the air intake on the right and my clothing sticks to the grill, reducing the airflow or the handle is offset. Not so with the Echo's left hand air intake. Sorry all you right handers, and thank you Echo.
November 17th 2018 update. I've now owned the Echo for nearly 2 years and use it once or twice a week. It still starts as well as it did from new. I have had no issues with it.
Best Money I Ever Spent
I purchased the echo blower PB2155 for home use. Possibly used it for 1 year, perhaps once a fortnight.
Decided to get into Lawn mowing as a side business, am doing approx 12 lawns a week. Blower is used most every day.
Nearly five years on, she hasn't missed a beat.
Don't tell anyone but I left the blower on the A frame of my trailer, took off, heard a noise, there goes my blower tumbling into the centre of the road. Was traveling around 50ks. Few scratches, hurt pride, me that is, no issues.
My old blower had a fatal attack of something, no point fixing them I guess. I purchased the PB-2155 based on quality, price and the size of the task at hand. I've had a test run and all is good but I'm a little confused. The petrol mix recommended by the dealer was 25:1 but I thought the manual said 50:1. Bit of extra oil won't hurt I guess but one likes to follow the instructions. Any thoughts ?
Light, easy to start and handles well. Could be something the wife could use ... but then again, nah.
Nothing yet but I do hope it's easy to start hot.
Looks The Goods
I bought this model after reading the online reviews, so far so good.The previous brand I purchased was a Homelite and it lasted 15 years or so, if I get half that from the Echo I would be pleased. I expect it to go even longer due to their build quality.I may run it a little on the rich side to get it past 20 years
Light weight , Quality,Very quiet for a 2 stroke, Price
Minor thing but better indication for the kill switch on/off would be my only comment here
Echo PB2155 - Terrific reliable hard working machine
This blower is great value for money, reliable, lightweight and very easy to care for. Starts easily every time. Love it! Love that its low priced, high quality, and beautifully engineered. Buying from a shop that assembled and pretested it, and showed me how to use it and care for it was also great!
Everything! Well priced, great 5 year warranty, minimal maintenance, easy to start and use, light weight!
All day every day
I run my own mowing contract business and run nothing but echo the low price & high quality is far greater then other brands i am very happy with the predictable starting of my blower and the power output all in all i t dose exactly what i need in a blower
Excellent value for money. Built to last and perform.
The echo brand of blowers are built to last. They were the first to build the handheld blowers in the 70s and have perfected their engineering and craftmanship. No fuss no gimmick they just last for years with trouble free starting just like our old blower I can't make the model number as the body is just battered after more than a decade of loyal service. I bought the PB-2155 as it is on special for just $229. I was lucky enough to go inside the workshop at our local dealer and have seen the engine of this unit. KIORITZ Corporation Japan is th...e engine and the carburettor is ZAMA (although made in China it is one of the biggest maker and very reliable). The engine is still made in Japan and some of the critical components. The other components appear to be made in China (just like everything else these days). It is still assembled in USA. Our PB-2155 is quieter than I expected weighing only around 4.15 kg. The blowing force is comparable to our old one although the old Echo is considerably heavier. The dealer assembled the new Echo and gave me a few tips on maintenance, e.g. avoiding ethanol blend (swells the grommet) and even filled it up with 2 stroke blended petrol. Comes with 5 years home use warranty. Stihl PB56 on special for $249 but I was told that parts are now all made in China with only 2 years warranty. Stihl has bigger engine as PB-2155 is only around 21.2cc however the blowing power is comparable. Flat head nozzle for Stihl will cost extra $27 while the Echo comes with it. I am happy with my Echo and that is the main thing. Non stop reliability and longevity. Good value for money. No gimmick performance. Some components made in China. Only time will tell if they last.
Questions & Answers
My leaf blower start to bog down what should I do?
Sounds like fuel starvation like mine was. Maybe the carby ls is a problem with these. Try to find an honest dealer that will not rip you off. Good luck
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