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Old 03-27-2010, 08:12 PM
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Echo shred n vac

I have the bigger one the 230. What a piece of shyt. You think I would have leaned my lesson by now. I am on my 3rd one. It comes without a lot of the screws tight. The thing's handle is connected metal to plastic with a screw. The grinder doesn't chew mulch. I have it for light duty but just a warning it is junk. Any other suggestions for a vac?
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:27 PM
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I looked at them and the bigger one. Had a Stihl BG85 Shred and Vac. Just got a new 86 and it is really better than the 85. The only thing I liked about the Echo is I thought the bag was bigger.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:36 PM
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SH86 shred and vac is a nice one
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:04 AM
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You said you have the 230 (bigger one) i think the 230(22.8cc) is the older one, now the bigger one is called es-255 w/ the same engine as the 265 string trimmers(25.4cc) anybody use one of the new ones not the older 230's I was thinking of getting aes-255?
any input would be appreciated..
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:15 PM
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last year my dealer sold sold es-210 marketed as residential and the es-230 as commercial. Maybe someone else can help you. I was unaware the product line changed.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:28 PM
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I bought an es-210 for picking up excess leaves and grass and found it worked well.

But if you use it for twigs, it sucks, but my dealer told me that ahead of time.

I sucked in a piece of bark, it got lodged in the impeller and started smoking. Was rather interesting.....
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:52 PM
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I have the stihl ran flawless for 6 years it finally died used it to blow small walks and drives off.And put the vac on it used it to suck up hedge clippings. Now have a billy goat with the vac hose no comparrison.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:08 PM
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So nobodys used a echo es-255 shred-n-vac?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:10 PM
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It would be used to pick up hedge clipping in flower beds etc.... just would like to know before i spend the money
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