“I feel like someone from a James Bond film. Do you think I will take off too?” enquires one of the testers.
Another tester is also impressed. He says: “In terms of power and performance, it’s quite remarkable.”
The PB46LN is Echo’s “Low Noise” model. It is fitted with a 44cc engine and boasts advanced fan and sound technology, comprehensive internal insulation and a large capacity silencer. Well, obviously all that is going to add weight to the machine. This one comes in at 12kg. And that’s without any fuel.
“You can feel the weight,” admits a reviewer. “But there’s still quite a lot of power and if you need to work in quiet areas then this could be a solution.”
At three-quarters throttle this blower has a measured sound level of 60dB(A). The PB46LN also shares many of the features of its bigger, noisier brother, including the side-mounted hip throttle and cruise control.
The testers also liked the vented padding on the back rest of both these machines. And we like the sound of the two-year warranty — though we can’t find fault with the construction.
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