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Old 04-27-2012, 09:35 PM
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New Echo PAS 280

Hey folks,

Just bought a new system and have some questions.
First, I have never had a gas powered system hedge trimmer before. I bought the articulating trimmer and am curious as to what lubricating and maintenance I need to perform on this piece of equipment. Also in my PAS 280 owners manual it doesn't list this hedge trimmer as being compatible with this particular model. Have I made a mistake or did they just make a mistake and not list it. Also under the hedge trimmer compatibility with the PAS system, it list every model except the 280. The dealer said it was because the 280 was so new that it just wasn't listed. If that's the case, why wouldn't it show the hedge trimmer as being comparable with the 280?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Also I've been a member here for quite a while, but I rarely post. This is one great site.

Rob
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:44 PM
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Contact echo directly and find someone with customer service who can actually understand your question and answer it. Your dealer may be right or wrong only echo will know for sure.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:52 PM
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Thanks. I will do just that.
Is there any suggestions on upkeep of the hedge trimmer as far as the blades?

Rob
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:58 AM
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The pas-280 has more torque then the other pas units .Because of this the hedge trimmer attachment is susceptible to blowing the gear case out if too large of a branch is being cut .All the other attachments should be ok.The hedge trimmer will fit and work just fine just be carefull.Love my pas-280 use it mostly for edging and it's a beast.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:28 AM
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Thanks Fatboy,

That makes sense.

Rob
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:08 AM
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The pas-280 has more torque then the other pas units .Because of this the hedge trimmer attachment is susceptible to blowing the gear case out if too large of a branch is being cut .All the other attachments should be ok.The hedge trimmer will fit and work just fine just be carefull.Love my pas-280 use it mostly for edging and it's a beast.
Thats how I undeestood it to be also, it has the power for the bed redefiner but to much power for the hedge trimmers. I am considering ordering one next week for edging and pruning, next season I plan on the bed redefiner.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:28 PM
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Drive shafts are different and have less give
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:56 PM
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Thanks guys for the responses. I knew I could get my answers here.
One more question please. Exactly what does the bed redefiner do? Can you till up the whole bed with it?

Thanks,

Rob
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:38 AM
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Bed redefiner is meant to clean cut an edge around the perimeter of the garden bed where they have been previously been bed edged before but need to be touched up to give a clean appearance again.It basically cuts a tapered edge around the perimeter which would keep mulch in the bed and give a clean separation from the lawn down to the garden bed. Bed edgers cut deeper then the redefiner does.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:47 AM
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Thanks Fatboy. I've got to have one of those.
I thought that it might be some kind of garden tiller.

Rob
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