What’s the major difference between 575 and 580 apart from the minor increase in power?

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I meant the 575 vs 580 CFM blowers........
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Mcklain

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I think the 580 can run longer with the same battery since it has a lower CFM mode.
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Ego also brought back the turbo boost button on the 580. It isn't on the 575. However, I have never felt a need for more power from my 575 so I don't miss the boost button. Another difference is the 580 comes with a tapered nozzle (575 does not) as well as a flat nozzle. Also the 575 is being discontinued.
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It really wont make much difference what model you have they all have more then enough power. The only difference is what battery you use. I like the fact the nozzle on mine fits perfectly into my dryer vent hose.
 I think I launched a dust-bunny into orbit cleaning out my neighbors plugged vent. That guy driving the space convertible better keep his head down.
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Hi Karon,
 I find the backpack blower to be a lot more comfortable to use, and you can get it for $40 
less than the 580 with the same 5.0Ah battery.

Bob
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Yeah the backpack is just missing a trigger cruise control lock switch!
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Hi Erik,
Yes, I'd like to see the next EGO backpack blower with:

1. more power (200 MPH?), comparable with BR600
2. dual batteries switchable from the handle
 (or auto-switched with an indicator light on the handle),
3. a full-range variable speed trigger (making the turbo switch unnecessary)
4. a disengageable cruise control lock
5. removable waist and chest belts (for those who don't use them)
6. very usable low speed operation
7. perhaps a weather proof cover over the batteries, something like the mowers have

Bob
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Bob, I believe the next generation backpack blower should use the same dual battery Peak-Power system as the snowblower. It uses two batteries of any size together in parallel, allowing more power and cooler running batteries.
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Good idea Blue Angel,
That sounds like a good dual battery configuration for a world-class blower.
And maybe call the new lineup EGO PRO.

I'm having really good results with the current EGO backpack,
but I often miss not having a full-range trigger, and more power and runtime
would be a nice upgrade.

The Stihl BR600 is something of a standard level of performance for professional users, If EGO builds a backpack that meets or exceeds it's performance,
and with extended runtime, it may prompt many pro users to make the switch to EGO 

Bob
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I find that the backpack blower is less versatile than a handheld model.  Lets say you want to dry off the top of youre car.  You cant really do it with the backpack blower unless youre 8 feet tall.