Everyone has their preference but I would stay away from Stihl and Echo. My Shindaiwa products, made before Echo bought them out, have never faltered. I would look at Red Max it they failed. It might just be my luck, but I have always had problems with Stihl and Echo products. It is usually the carbs but also other things.
Ford F350 & Ranger
Exmark Lazer AS 60" 28hp Kawasaki
John Deere GS30, 14PZ & WE85 Gone Gone Gone
Honda HRC 216
Shindaiwa T270, M231 Muliti-Tool & EB802
Stihl MS230 CBE