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Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
01-19-2010, 07:45 PM
I have the ability to purchase 2 very similar echo trimmers for $125 each. The first, an echo srm-230, is the older model with the grey head and the srm-225, is the newer model with the orange head. Both have minimal use and have been well kept. I am having a hard time deciding, because the 225 is newer, but the 230 has more power. I need you guys to help me decide.

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1995 Ford Ranger V6 auto---Christmas gift:-)
Craftsman 21" self propelled mower w/ homemade
striper
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Echo backpack blower RECENTLY PURCHASED:-)
Homelite backpack blower
Craftsman edger
Featherlite trimmer
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Echo Trimmer
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FryDaddy
01-19-2010, 07:49 PM
get both & have a back up. A good commercial unit cost upwards of $300 plus.

punt66
01-19-2010, 07:51 PM
i use shindaiwa home pro's. Their light and cheap and last for years. Still have my first one and still runs like a champ. $199 new.

Alan0354
01-19-2010, 07:54 PM
If have to choose one, SRM230. The older model is more established and less emission control. It has a 2 ring Tornado engine. If you can get both, go for it.

bobcat48
01-19-2010, 08:09 PM
love my srm 225 plus recetly got the edgit, cant wait to try it out in the spring

Frierson
01-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Considering the 230 is a drive, i would just get the 225

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
01-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Well it looks like the 225 is coming my way in the next week, because the 230 is located 75 miles away from me.
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greg1
01-19-2010, 08:20 PM
I have both but prefer the 230. The 225 is ok but it seems i'm always running out of fuel with the smaller tank.