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Lohse's Lawn Service
08-14-2007, 01:19 PM
I have Echo SRM-210, Echo SRM-2400, and an Echo SRM-261T straight-shaft weed-eaters. I was wondering if anyone knew what the max. size of trimmer line I could use on each of the trimmers listed above. I just purchased some .105 Gatorline and I want to make sure I can use it on all of these trimmers without putting undue stress on the weed-eaters. Thanks to anyone who sends a little information my way.

lawnboy dan
08-14-2007, 02:05 PM
you may need to drill out the hole in the spool a bit to use that size line. the engines have enough power for 105 line

Yard-Ape
08-14-2007, 03:12 PM
I have no problem getting the .105 crossfire on my 261-t's. The hole in the spool is pretty tight the first few windings, but pulling the crossfire string through it loosens it up pretty quick.

mowingtowing
08-14-2007, 04:19 PM
if you still have the guard on the trimmers they all should do fine with the larger line. However, if the guards are off then I would think that the 210 would struggle a bit, 240 eh, but the 261t should be like "just another day".
I run .095 in my 260/261t's and that line does well. Ive thought about trying .105 though, maybe Ill try it sooner rather then later...
OBTW, if you think about it, square line is has more material then equivalent round, star or twisted line, I only use square line.

ed2hess
08-14-2007, 08:27 PM
if you still have the guard on the trimmers they all should do fine with the larger line. However, if the guards are off then I would think that the 210 would struggle a bit, 240 eh, but the 261t should be like "just another day".
I run .095 in my 260/261t's and that line does well. Ive thought about trying .105 though, maybe Ill try it sooner rather then later...
OBTW, if you think about it, square line is has more material then equivalent round, star or twisted line, I only use square line.

I would doubt if the 210 would be powerful enough to cut the cord to length that is way too large for it.....what are you cutting that you need that big of cord?

D & J Lawn Care
08-14-2007, 10:17 PM
my 261t i run Oregon magnum square 0.95 it has the torque but not the rpm. and that line last i tried 1.05 but it runs sluggish

Kid With A Mower
08-14-2007, 10:36 PM
The 210 might be under powered, but it wont hurt it. The 261t should be fine. BTW: please don't call them "weed eaters" this is a crappy brand for home owners, just call them "line trimmers", or if you must "weed whackers". Hahaha J/K.

Lohse's Lawn Service
08-15-2007, 12:38 AM
The 210 might be under powered, but it wont hurt it. The 261t should be fine. BTW: please don't call them "weed eaters" this is a crappy brand for home owners, just call them "line trimmers", or if you must "weed whackers". Hahaha J/K.

Sorry. My "line trimmer" really does "eat the weeds." Especially now that I got the .105 trimmer line. Haha thanks for your help, Kid with a mower.

EGL&L
08-16-2007, 09:19 AM
We use the Power Attachment Series with the rapid load head, and have been for the last 4 years. We always use .135 line, and have never had a problem.

heybruck34
08-16-2007, 09:49 AM
I have a 13 year old 2100 and it does fine with the .105 crossfire line. Cuts better than it ever did with the .90 round that it came with.

Use it- no problems at all for me for 3+ years using the .105...

topsites
08-16-2007, 09:53 AM
It should be fine so long you don't let out a lot, I myself like .080 round, guess I'm one of the few who thinks thinner line is better, whatever works man.

ed2hess
08-16-2007, 11:35 PM
I have a 13 year old 2100 and it does fine with the .105 crossfire line. Cuts better than it ever did with the .90 round that it came with.

Use it- no problems at all for me for 3+ years using the .105...

I guess the size of the cord really don't load the unit down any more but why put the big cord on when a good .080" will handle most anything the 2100 has power to cut? That new twisted Honda cord sure seems like the best we have found in a long time.