580 CFM Blower - IT HAS ARRIVED!!!

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I just received the 580cfm blower. Let me know if you have any questions. I will be trying it out tomorrow.
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Texas,

Hi. This 580CFM blower looks like it’s a good addition to my Stihl BR600 blower for quick, lighter duty work. And it has the power for heavier work too. However, I have some questions about weight and speed control...

Shoulder Strap - I have a bad back. My Ego string trimmer did not come with a shoulder strap so I had to rig up one. It works and takes some of the load off of my back, but it’s unbalanced. Does this blower have a hole to attach a shoulder strap? If so and you have one, how well does it work?

Speed control - How is the speed control? My Ego string trimmer has a three-speed (not infinite) control and the slowest speed is too fast. So I rate the trimmer’s speed control as poor. Therefore, I’m concerned about the speed control on this blower. So...

How well does the speed control work? Is speed controlled by the trigger or that circular knob? I assume circular knob. Is is easy to turn with your thumb while blowing? Is the trigger simply on-off or is it infinitely variable?

I’d like to get a battery blower in the next week or so for spring cleanup, so any feedback would be appreciated?

Thanks and regards,

Dan.

P.s. I would much prefer the EGO backpack blower, but the air speed is too slow and the speed control has received negative reviews. If the backpack blower came with the 580CFM airspeed specs and a true variable-speed trigger, I’d buy it in an instant.

P.p.s. I also have the mower and hedge trimmer. Both work great.
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Champion,

Thanks for the feedback. However, please notice in that link that the strap is made for the 530 CFM blowers which, I believe, have a hole in the blower specifically for the strap connector. I don’t see one in this blower, so I was wondering if a strap could be used without modifying the blower.

Regards,

Dan.
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Thanks for the heads up on the string trimmer strap. Either I didn’t notice that or it was not available when I bought my string trimmer.

Regards,

Dan.
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I think the strap info has just not been updated for the new 580.  The strap is listed as an accessory in the 580 manual.  And it does have a spot for the clip to attach.
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Champion,

Again, thanks for the feedback. Good info. Great pic.

Regards,

Dan.
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Is the weight too heavy, and will a shoulder strap help for the 580 blower?
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i have the 575 and wouldn't think of using it without the included shoulder strap .. you'll get some workout without the strap.
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I think it's a your-mileage-may-vary situation. I've never felt the need to use a strap with my 575 cfm blower, which is almost identical to the 580 (this is using the 5.0Ah battery).

It's light weight and the handle is comfortable. The only time I think you'd need a strap is if you were clearing a large area and had the thing cranked up to full power the entire time.
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Question: Why wait until tomorrow? :-D

Looking forward to your feedback! Is this your first Ego blower, or is it an upgrade?
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I look forward to hearing what kind of runtime you get out of it.
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You are going to utterly love it.  Just be aware that the long battery life advertised is for idle speed, the slowest.  If you crank it up, you will not only get the job done quickly (blow everything over into neighbors yard), but you will use up that battery really quick.  With that expectation you will be amazed.
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What type of RunTime are you guys getting with the blower on high? (only a few Turbo bursts)
What battery are you using? Anyone using the 7.5 AMP?
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With my 7.5, on the highest setting i'm lucky to get 20 minutes.  But you usually don't need a long time, it gets the job done.
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I use the 575 with the 7.5, and get a little over 25 minutes
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What type of RunTime are you guys getting with the 580 blower on high? (only a few Turbo bursts)
What battery are you using? Anyone using the 7.5 AMP?
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Two questions:
How does it go blowing out dirt and stuff in the house garage? 

Is it powerful enough to blow dead grass out of your lawn or patches of dead grass? Stay with me here: I promise I am not being OCD. I have seen on youtube that Pete from GCI Turf uses his commercial grade petrol blower to lift this dead stuff when overseeding/cleaning up his yard. This has seemed like a nice alternative to a corded power rake.
Many thanks!
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I’m sure it will whip up quite a storm in a garage! However, you should make an effort not to have dust feeding back into the blower; the resulting static buildup can cause shocks and potentially short the machine. This would be the case with any blower, I’d think.

I haven’t seen anyone using an Ego blower as a power rake substitute. Not that it can’t be done... anyone used their blower for that?
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No to the power raking, but yes to the garage cleaning.  Lowest speed setting on my 530 (not sure if the 580 controls are the same).  and short bursts on the power switch gets the job done nicely.  Takes a little practice to not create the dust storm that Blue referenced but I can keep all the dust in front of me and only a foot or two off the ground.
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It works great blowing all the hay debris out of the baler's compartments...it is especially nice cleaning up the knotter compartment so you can regrease the knotters...:)

It is also efficient in cleaning out the debris from the grills on the tractors and the fins of radiators...:)
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I'd much rather vac the garage than blow it - I would have dust allergy/URI infection if I don't wear a mask just to sweep out the garage and when I blow the driveway and sidewalks.   Sweep first, then use a shop vac or use the house vac. to really clean the garage.