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Old 03-11-2010, 07:20 AM
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Echo's 28.1cc trimmer

Why is Echo's largest trimmer engine relatively small compared to their competition?

Echo's largest trimmer (the SRM-280S) comes in at 28.1cc while Stihl's smallest 4-Mix trimmer (the FS90R) comes in slightly larger at 28.4cc. Is there any particular reason why Echo thinks they don't need a larger engine?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:01 PM
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yeah

the reason is the 280 power heads they have out now put out more power then their larger 32cc engines they've used in the past.

For cutting grass......you really don't need more than 28cc's. Plus, guys don't want the extra weight. We don't even sell the 280's. 265 is as big as I go.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:09 PM
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After running a 280t I do not know why you would want anything larger for trimming grass that thing is a stout rig.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:52 PM
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Forget about looking at all those spec....it is like the guys in the blower threads. The Echo 265 with the high torque head will cut anything you will want to tackle unless it is bamboo. And if your mind is set on a 4-mix kind of trimmer get the Shindaiwa 2510 it has some feature better than Stihl.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:25 PM
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I wish the 265T and the 280T had shaft drive. I wonder if they could be converted over...
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