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Old 01-30-2013, 08:35 AM
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What are the differences between the 210 and 225?
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I think the older grey 210 is much better than the 225. The 210 starts easier and more balanced. I keep an out on craigs list looking for any 210s in decent shape. I would buy as many as I could but I cant find them. I have since started buying husqavarna as I have been replacing hand helds.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Husqvarna has some really nice small trimmers...the 223, 323 and 326. I bought a 323 last season and I love it. It's really light, has good power, starts easy and is ready to work right away. The weight and balance of the thing is really great.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:04 PM
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I use an Echo SRM230 and its very good on fuel and does a great job for weekly maintenance and I'm sure it could handle bi-weekly maintenance as well.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:35 PM
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I really don't see the point of a monster trimmer for just your typical grass trimming and edging. I usually use a 22.5 and sometimes a 21.1 cc trimmer. I like light trimmers.

Now, when I got to trim a lot or something on my farm, I am gonna break out a t270 Shindaiwa or a Redmax with a high torque gearbox. That is about all the power I need.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:50 PM
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Some guys just can't get past the mine is bigger than yours complex. Don't worry, when carpal tunnel sets in, ANY trimmer will feel too big.
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We run 230's. We have a 225 which never gets used because none of us like the balance.
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I really don't see the point of a monster trimmer for just your typical grass trimming and edging. I usually use a 22.5 and sometimes a 21.1 cc trimmer. I like light trimmers.

Now, when I got to trim a lot or something on my farm, I am gonna break out a t270 Shindaiwa or a Redmax with a high torque gearbox. That is about all the power I need.
I really only use my SRM-3100 on like cutting back 2 foot tall brush next to the fence and stuff like that, I have an Echo SRM-2601 (25.4 CC) for just the usual stuff. I also have a Stihl FS-90R that I really only bought to replace the 2601 because it was 28 cc but only $10 more than a 25.4 cc Echo, so I saw some good savings there.
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I like the Echo srm225 and I also like the Stihl fs70r but I don't like the Sthil heads the 225 has the u turn or the speed feed heads and is much better then the Stihl heads. All of our heavy trimmers never get used. Nobody wants to lugg around the big trimmers.
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I think the older grey 210 is much better than the 225. The 210 starts easier and more balanced. I keep an out on craigs list looking for any 210s in decent shape. I would buy as many as I could but I cant find them. I have since started buying husqavarna as I have been replacing hand helds.
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Good to know. Had to break down and buy another SRM-230 last season. I almost bought a 225 but the fuel.economy of the 230 is notable over the 210 and torque curve is fatter.

I heard a bit of grousing about problems with the 225.

I edge vertically with my 230 and I find the balance to be near ideal.
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