View Full Version : Shindaiwa + Echo = ?

06-17-2009, 07:58 PM
I was at the local Shindaiwa dealer and asked why his inventory was so low. They said they were awaiting a shipment but didn't know when it would deliver since Shindaiwa and Echo are merging. Anyone heard of this rumor?

redmax fan
06-17-2009, 08:04 PM
its fact . i did a search something like shindaiwa echo merger and read about it at several sites

06-17-2009, 08:08 PM
What will it be called? Shinecho?

06-17-2009, 08:20 PM
Hopefully they are using shindy's designs........

redmax fan
06-17-2009, 08:35 PM
from what i read it sounded like shindaiwas running the show

06-17-2009, 09:03 PM
shindaiwa and echo are merging as one company in japan but they will still be seperate companies here. once they merge they will be called Yamabiko.

06-17-2009, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they pick one brand to be the good professional-quality one and the other one gets turned into homeowner-quality crap, like DeWalt did to Black & Decker or John Deere did to Homelite. Echo seems like the more logical choice to turn into a homeowner brand because they already have a presence in Home Depot, and I doubt many non-landscapers have ever heard of Shindaiwa. I also wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens as a result of Huqsvarna buying RedMax. I think we're going to be down to 3 or so brands of professional-grade handhelds in the future, from about 6 or 7 now.

06-17-2009, 11:19 PM
Here in north Georgia, I can not find a new Shin 8520. The company is no help and the distributer is no help. I would not buy a Shin blower! I can just think of the headaches attempting to get service work!

Glenn Lawn Care
06-17-2009, 11:55 PM
i think i heard from somewhere on here that echo is just using shindy motors or somethying like that, iam not quite sure