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Old 01-04-2012, 12:58 PM
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husqvarna vs echo

i have had an echo trimmer and love it was wondering how a 25cc husqvarna compares to a 25cc echo since the husqvarna is a little cheaper.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:21 PM
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Both are well proven, Husky is lighter and cheaper. I would go with Husky myself.

On top, I think Husky have adjustable carb......Big big plus.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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thanks for the input
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:35 PM
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I run husky trimmers and love the weight and power. I still run my first one daily from 12 yrs. ago. I also have 3 others. One dedicated to power brooming and one with a blade. I'm sure the echo is comparable. But husky is my preference. $300 for the 326 e-tech. Pretty affordable and super durable.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:09 PM
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Husqvarna and Husky are two different brand's.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:20 PM
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No they re not. Husqvarna have been referred as husky for years and years.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:25 PM
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Both are well proven, Husky is lighter and cheaper. I would go with Husky myself.

On top, I think Husky have adjustable carb......Big big plus.
Echo carbs are adjustable. You have to remove the plugs to get to the screws.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:48 PM
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I used Echo most of my life including when I worked for another LCO. When I started my business a few years ago I used Husky and I have to say echo's are junk! I have two husky a 125L and I think a 235L and it just puts the echo to shame. Weight, price, performance, reliability. I'm the guy that edges everything with the trimmer upside down and I throw it in the bed of my truck and that baby gets thrown around and tips upside down when I'm driving. Echo has gone down hill and I will never get one even if it was free.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:25 PM
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I started out with Echo 20 some years ago and used them for about 6 - 7 years without problems. Then switched to Husqvarna and have never looked back. Power to weight ratio can't be beat. I also like the current head they are using better than the speed-feed heads on the Shinys.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:53 PM
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Husqvarna and Husky are two different brand's.
Technically you are correct, but not for the purpose of the dicussions on this site generally. As ashgrove landscaping said, Husqvarna's are very often called Husky's, and have been for as far back as I can recall (which is quite a while).

The Husky brand you are most likely talking about is the one they sell at TSC, and is a subsidiary brand of MTD.

As far as the choice between the two being discussed here, I have nothing against Echo, but would take the Husky any day first. Most of Husky's trimmer units (under 30cc's) are Red Max's in orange garb anyway, since Huqvarna owns RM, but RM bulds most of Husky's handhelds.
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