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Old 01-29-2013, 08:52 PM
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I replaced our Echo 280 trimmers with 4 of these bad boys last week. Hell yea!
LOL...I would be careful with those - Mine died several years ago
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:54 PM
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LOL...I would be careful with those - Mine died several years ago
This thread is over a year old....
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 PM
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I use SRM 260T/280T class trimmers now. Not that much heavier and more versatile when you need the extra power. I also seem to get more life out of the pricier ones than the cheap low end Echos I've tried.

With more torque I think you can run at lower rpm and that may lead to longer life as well as less noise and thrown objects perhaps.

I have had a 3100 model (?) and it was indeed too heavy. But they seem to have brought the weight down on the more powerful models in recent years. Or at least it seems so.

In the big picture the extra cost isn't worth worrying about so go with what feels best.
According to the Echo website, the SRM-3100 is 13.9, and the 3100S is 15.4 DRY. They seriously have come down in weight over the years.

But still, my 3100 looks like it has been to hell and back...but still started on the first pull even though I forgot push the primer when I started it
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:58 PM
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This thread is over a year old....

And your point?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:03 PM
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And your point?
Just pointing it out bud, not really a current discussion
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:08 PM
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All right, I appreciate that, and don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be snippy.

Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:10 PM
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Slightly off topic: I was thinking about what people did before trimmers I'm guessing mowers were around for a good while, before straight shaft gas trimmers came on the scene. Just a guess.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:39 PM
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Slightly off topic: I was thinking about what people did before trimmers I'm guessing mowers were around for a good while, before straight shaft gas trimmers came on the scene. Just a guess.
Sickles, hand shears and sythes. I have at least one of each and have used each of the extensively. I do need to fix the handle on the sythe though...it no longer tightens properly.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM
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I have a two year old Echo 235 and I am very pleased with it. I also started doing the vertical trimming this Summer and got very good at it.

I was planning on upgrading to a 266 or 280 to have that extra power.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:55 PM
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I also have hand tools for "vertical trimming." We typically refer to that a edging.
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