Updated 29 Jan 2016

Echo

PB2155 & PBAV-1010 Vacuum kit

Snapshot: This Echo PB2155 & PBAV-1010 Vacuum kit petrol blower vac weighs 4 kg. How well does it perform?

PB2155 & PBAV-1010 Vacuum kit
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$508

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Test results

Overall score
69
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good leaf blowing and vacuuming performance.
  • OK to use overall.
  • The controls are excellent to use and the throttle can be locked in any position.
  • Lower vibration level than most petrol blower vacs.

But

  • A bit fiddly to convert from vacuum to blower.
  • Nozzle blocks quite often when vacuuming, but is fairly easy to clear by manipulating the throttle.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

We evenly spread 5kg of leaf litter (including bark and twigs) over a car park. We then timed how long it took each model to blow the material into a pile, be converted to a vacuum, and then vacuum up the pile.

We checked how easy it was to use the controls. As well as turning them on and off, we assessed how easy it was to do the blower-to-vac conversion and empty the collection bag.

We looked at how easy each model was to use for blowing plus vacuuming. We also scored them for vibration.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$508

Specifications

Power
Petrol
Blockage clearing
OK
Run time/charge time (minutes)
n/a
Blow/vac conversion (seconds)
70
Noise blow/vac (dBA)
94/74
Weight (blower/vac) (kg)
4.0
Claimed bag capacity (L)
not stated

Features

Nozzle types
Swappable
Nozzle wheel
No
Metal/plastic impeller (fan)
ns
Engine/battery (V/Ah)
21

More Info

Notes

Price includes vacuum kit, which can be bought seperately. Blower vacuums in our database have been tested to a different method than leaf blowers.

Availability

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