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Old 08-08-2012, 01:32 AM
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Granted, I haven't been in the business for all that long now but I will never give up my Echos. Sure my newer ones are a bear in the morning but once you shake the dust off, they run all day till they run out of gas. I picked up and older 265 and the thing will go through anything. I looked at Stihl but they just didn't feel right. For my money, the SRM 225 is the best out there, light weight, powerful, and reasonably priced, what more could ask for. And for manitence, I may be a little nuts with cleaning all my gear once a week, trimmers inclued. The one I use every day still looks band new. But yet, thats just me
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:29 AM
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Echo switched to orange because it was bought by husqavarna








I am certain you have proof of this outrageous claim.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:40 AM
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I agree with you totally. The problem is these guys can't do any maintenance beyond replacing filter and spark plugs. And they don't ever figure out how to find the adjustment needles. Our guys runs our orange units until the exhaust ports are practically closed then i clean em out and good to go. Sadly we lose more to the thieve than wear out.
All we do is change our filters, once a year. We buy our echoes from HD, except for blowers and hedge trimmers. Our string trimmers last two years, but I wish they had an hour meter on them. Some days they will run for 8-10 hours only stopping when we do. We have a Stihl and Husky as well, we like them, never tried redmax or Shindaiwa. In my opinion if I can get 2 years out of a $200 trimmer with no real maintenance, trimming 20 hours per week..... Pretty sure I got my moneys worth.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:46 AM
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Hey, fair enough friend. An Echo line trimmer started having major problems in less than 1 year vs Shindaiwa trimmer that is as old as dirt still running strong except for clutch replacement. To each his own I guess.

The "Old School" Shindaiwa stuff was the very best...


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Old 08-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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I still can't figure out how so many have problems with echos. I have only 1 piece of the gray echo left. And have 5 of new Orange. Starts first pull and never bogs or floods. I use cheap ethonal mixed gas and echo oil. I change air filters maybe once a year and never change any of the other filters. Never do anything but put string and gas in it.
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I think a lot of people miss the old style(no-emission) carbs., I know I do!

Plus the newer handhelds require at least 89 OCT.....I run only 91....NO PROBLEMS...all SRM 225 & PB 500 T....str8 from the HOME DEPOT...

You must stay on top of the filters/plugs and actually change them for success..otherwise I guarantee you the engine will fail..not just the carb...the engine..
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:05 AM
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Time to start your rant up again I have some bad news for you they now own Shindaiwa.
Toro owns exmark but the machines seem to still be the same as they were before. So maybe the shindaiwa will stay the same as well.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:00 AM
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Toro owns exmark but the machines seem to still be the same as they were before. So maybe the shindaiwa will stay the same as well.
There's a cheapness to the build quality of newer shidy stuff. I have a pair of shindaiwa articulating hedge clippers that are about 7-8 years old and a brand new trimmer and the build quality is night and day difference. The new one is cheap!

It's hit or miss no matter what brand you buy!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:04 PM
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Echo switched to orange because it was bought by husqavarna
No it wasn't!? Where did you get this from? Husqvarna owns redmax, not echo.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:38 PM
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Echo switched to orange because it was bought by husqavarna
Echo has always had orange in their logo and stuff, just like Stihl and husky.
In case you never noticed pretty much all lawn equipment is red or orange!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM
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Echo has always had orange in their logo and stuff, just like Stihl and husky.
In case you never noticed pretty much all lawn equipment is red or orange!!
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Except GREEN MACHINE, anybody remember them?
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