View Full Version : Echo or Stihl to run a power sweep attachment?

Teff's Lawn & Snow
03-19-2004, 10:28 PM
Any comments on which to get? The stihl KM110R with the power sweep attachment or the echo pas 260 with the pro padle. Anyone using the echo, stihl or other brand?

Lawn-N-Garden Guy
03-19-2004, 10:54 PM
Stihl works fine

03-20-2004, 02:31 AM
I have the Stihl. I bought the sweeper and then the stickedger head, or vice-versa. It's the FS85 unit. It works graet, however, all my trimmers are Echo, and I absolutely love them . Echo just came out with that paddle unit, recently. All they offered before was the bristles and a dethatcher for their units. Either one you decide is certainly going to be an asset.

Acute Cut
03-20-2004, 07:29 AM
stihl is pretty good. just got mine last week. I found more uses than i thought i had for it

Teff's Lawn & Snow
03-20-2004, 10:39 AM
Thank's for the input, seems everyone has been using the Stihl, the echo seems pretty new for people to give opioins on.

03-20-2004, 11:15 AM
ide stick with the stihl
ive had nothing but problems with echo "junk" they have got to be the hardest starting trimmers ive ever owned and the triimer head design is crap

03-20-2004, 11:24 AM
I have never had problems with any echo equipment...

03-20-2004, 11:31 AM
I use the shindaiwa. Kicks butt.

steve in Pa.
03-20-2004, 01:56 PM
i agree with cnyscapes get a shindaiwa, we have two of them and they are great.

03-20-2004, 06:35 PM
I have an Echo 2400 split-boom w/ several attachments. One of my attachments is the bristle broom and it works excellent. Echo builds great equipment and it seems to get a real bad rep on this forum.