We use Echo and Sthil. The Sthil is an articulating attachment combo and I will say it cuts much better than the Echo's we use. It seems to stay sharper much longer and goes through much larger shoots. I've actually sawed through many larger, say 1/2"-3/4" shoots and it does very well. The Sthil has more power I think too which helps the dual blades cut fast and cleaner. I'm just not an Echo fan any longer. All of our hand held and back pack stuff is Echo and over the last couple of years they just don't seem to run well after a few months. My dealer says "it's the fuel, it's the fuel" but the few other non-Echo things we use seem to run just fine.
J and B Lawncare:
On our own as of 2003. Proud to be a full time, legitimate company.
Equipment we use:
Pro Line and GatorMade trailer's
Gravely, Exmark, Honda and Snapper mower's
Echo trimmer's and blower's
New Holland and Dresser loader's (snow removal)
Fisher snow plow's
DownEaster and Fisher salt spreader's
TurboTurf fertilizer tank