I Tell People to Buy the ECHO
I had a husqvarna 125 B leaf blower and was nothing but trouble when brand new in 2008 the bolts came loose in the motor twice then the throttle cable broke and they had to put a whole new carb in it i got lucky this all happend under warranty. So then in spring of 2009 I went to Lang's outdoor power equip our local dealer in Marietta Ohio and bought the ECHO PB-251 and other than breaking a pull cord or two and getting carb adjusted a few times it has been no trouble at all. Then for christmas of 2010 I got the PB-250 and it has been a darn good blower the throttle cable broke had to put new carb on under warranty but other than that no trouble what so ever. Then in March 2012 my dad bought me for my 30th birthday a ECHO SRM-225 straight shaft weedeater this machine has been awsome really enjoy using this machine. Then on sat 6/9/12 I went and traded my Husqvarna at our local dealer i traded for a echo pb 2100 that they used as a rental they let me take it a few days before to try it out. the PB-2100 was made in oct 2000 have not had much chance to play with this blower yet i traded my husqvarna and $25 to get this echo PB-2100 the only thing i have that is not a ECHO brand is my mower it is a husqvarna 700L with Honda engine. A friend of mine has a ECHO straight shaft that is 15 to 20 yrs old and runs like a champ. I tell people to buy the ECHO brand because you get the five year warranty to where other brands only have two years on warranty.