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Old 08-08-2012, 06:25 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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Deere, hustler, grasshopper, Dixon ,wright and walker just to name a few. I think its because toro and husky are well know names and colors, so others tried to copy that
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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I think he was referring to hand held equipment.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:43 PM
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I've had way better luck with Echo than Stihl. Just my view.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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Just bought an Echo CS-400 and I love it. I will say that I'm buying Shindy from now on though. Not that I don't like echo.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:54 PM
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I use Echo equipment, and have never had any problems. Then again, I routinely maintain them.....weekly. My SRM-230 trimmer is 5 seasons old and my blower is 3 seasons old. Take good care of your tools and they'll last a long time.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:29 PM
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Im starting to feel the same way, I started out with Echo back and it was great, now last year I bought two 266's and one of them are running like a piece of **** when I start it. The other is ok, it has the edgit on it. I think next year when I purchase another I am going Stihl. If the trimmer is as good as my br600 then I will switch.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:39 PM
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Still gave original green machine hedgers, solid
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:30 AM
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I've had better luck with Echo than with Stihl - and I was a Stihl die-hard. I run my tools till they die as I work constantly (all day landscaping and I have a nearly full-time night job) and don't have a chance to do a lot of maintenance. Also, my trailer is open to the elements and the las vegas sun eats everything. When I go to an enclosed trailer I will be buying all Shindaiwa... I just like them.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:32 AM
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Except GREEN MACHINE, anybody remember them?
Had one back in the 80s.

As for Echo, you either love them or hate them. I must have had 5 SRM2400 and about that many PE2400 edgers. I wasn't until I bought a Shindaiwa T230 that I found out how bad the Echo was I don't think I ever scraped an exhaust port on a Shindaiwa. I swore I would never buy another one, but have purchased a couple of the SHC 225s hedge trimmers. Also, old school Echos back in the 80's were orange. They went to gray sometime about 1990 +/- a year or two.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:46 AM
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bad experience with both echo and sthil. its shindy and husky now
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