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Old 02-26-2010, 05:23 PM
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Why does Echo have BOTH flex cable and solid shaft drives?

As an example: the model SRM-265 comes as a flex cable drive,
regular gearbox; then you have the SRM-265T as a flex cable drive,
high torque gearbox; then you have the model SRM-265S and a solid
shaft drive unit; regular gearbox.

Why not go all solid shaft drive with all their straight shaft trimmers like their competitors do?
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:01 PM
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price, some dont care and flex is cheaper. we used to buy only the solid, but then tryed the flex and have no issues at all so why not save money. the only reason i could think of
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:38 PM
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price, some dont care and flex is cheaper. we used to buy only the solid, but then tryed the flex and have no issues at all so why not save money. the only reason i could think of

Hmm... now you got me wondering what the price
difference is between an SRM-265 and an SRM265S.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:53 PM
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hmm... Now you got me wondering what the price
difference is between an srm-265 and an srm265s.
$20...............................
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:21 PM
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$20...............................
That's it??? Heck, Echo says themselves that a solid drive shaft
provides more smoothness and quicker acceleration than a flex
cable. I can't figure out why they would go through the trouble
to make two separate drives just to save their customers $20.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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weight?

eco even with flex shaft significantly heavier than kawi (something like 8 and11 lbs (25cc)
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:33 PM
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That's it??? Heck, Echo says themselves that a solid drive shaft
provides more smoothness and quicker acceleration than a flex
cable. I can't figure out why they would go through the trouble
to make two separate drives just to save their customers $20.
And to make things more complicated don't they have a high torque model also? They have gone nuts with models.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:44 PM
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Anyone actually have a straight comparison on the longivity between the solid and the flex shaft? Honda big brush cutter use flex shaft and they are good trimmer.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:08 PM
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Have you tried asking your dealer this question?
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:19 PM
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Have you ever asked a dealership worker an arcane question like this? Typically you'll get a blank look.
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