Originally Posted by TriCountyLawn
I think there is alot to be said for being an owner/operator and gear lasting. I have been using an older Echo pas since like 05'. I know what you mean about the older trigger and throttle. I tried a friends stihl trimmer for a few days and couldn't every once get the rpms where I wanted it. I hardly ever have to wind it up even half throttle on my echo but the Stihl seemed like it was on or off ...lol I have worried that the new echos would be like this as well.
My echo 260 T runs great at 1/3 to 1/2 throttle i edge around 1/2 throttle . Im gonna look at the 280 this week. I only buy echo trimmers.
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