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Old 08-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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I purchased a SRM 230 i believe about 7 years ago and it has never had anything done to it except changing the head out. Ive never had the carb worked on period. I have 0 complaints with mine. Prime it 5 times, pull choke up, squeeze trigger, pull once, choke down, squeeze trigger and off she goes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:31 PM
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I purchased a SRM 230 i believe about 7 years ago and it has never had anything done to it except changing the head out. Ive never had the carb worked on period. I have 0 complaints with mine. Prime it 5 times, pull choke up, squeeze trigger, pull once, choke down, squeeze trigger and off she goes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:12 PM
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The crew chief sent me a text message that he was coming in with a broken trimmer and could I look at it. Now this unit has been in service for at least 7 years and yes I have worked on it several times. But the point is they like this model and they ran great. Oh I had the unit repaired in about 1 hour. They had dropped it and cracked a plug then tore up rope trying to start it. Oh by the way the new orange ones are even better. The only problem is the thief like them better.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:23 PM
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And the gold medal for ugliest yet still functioning trimmer goes to .......................ED!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:15 PM
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I have a 1998 redmax bc2600 not far behind.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:29 AM
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Time to start your rant up again I have some bad news for you they now own Shindaiwa.
They did not harm shindaiwa products with their designs yet!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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I have had good luck with the Echo HC-150 hedge trimmers.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:01 PM
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I purchased a SRM 230 i believe about 7 years ago and it has never had anything done to it except changing the head out. Ive never had the carb worked on period. I have 0 complaints with mine. Prime it 5 times, pull choke up, squeeze trigger, pull once, choke down, squeeze trigger and off she goes.
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Amen, and ditto!
I will "3rd" that.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 AM
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In comparison to the majority of others on this thread, I am very new to the business. However, yesterday, I bought a brand new 225 from HD. I feel like I hit an invisible switch called, "insta-flood." I literally wasted an hour d***ing with it, at a client's house. It was, needless to say, embarrassing. However, my back up, a POS (supposedly) homeowner, curved shaft, $99.00, multi-head toro that my wife had before we got married, as usual, started right up and finished the out the day. I am 6'3" and despite my back pain because the Toro is tiny, I was saved by the supposed POS homeowner, hooky line trimmer.

Honestly, I understand that the Echo flooding may have been a result of user error, but I really don't know. I've used small engine tools my entire life; I have never had this kind of flooding issues. I really don't know what to think about the brand. Again, I have not owned them for "years" as many others have, but I can say that my first impression was: Not impressed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:37 AM
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That sounds like a lemon. Again its a chance you take buying from a big box store. Had it been a dealer the mechanic would have fueled, started and tuned the unit before it even left the shop.
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