I've used Echo since I was eight years old when I would trim and edge with the Echo my father bought for our yard, 300' of sidewalk. That machine lasted 14 seasons running strong with a tune-up every other season, after the 14th season I had it tuned up by a local shop and they screwed up the carb and it never worked the same. I sold it for $90 and I went out and bought and Echo SRM-230 trimmer and I used a Husqvarna 130BT blower for my first season. After talking a few times with my new local dealer we decided that I am going to switch of to Shindaiwa.
I will be buying the Shindaiwa EB633RT blower and the T254 trimmer at the Mower Expo they have every Spring. This years expo will be the first week of March so I will put up a review at the end of March.
There is an Old Blue Chair for each and every one of us, we just have to find it.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500hd crew cab
BOSS 8'2" Power V
Hustler X-one 60"
Toro Proline 36" wb w/t-bar controls
JS46 22" walk-behind (wouldn't recommend)
Shindaiwa T254, Echo trimmers, chainsaws, pole hedge trimmer, pole saw, hedge trimmer
Shindaiwa 633 and Husqvarna 130BT blower