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Old 06-15-2013, 10:44 AM
lawncuttinfoo lawncuttinfoo is offline
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did echo change the gear ratio on the trimmers?

Anyone know if echo changed their standard models to be like the old "torque" models and then just upped the new "torque" models higher?

I ask because our new srm-266 feels like it has the slower head speed and higher torque of the old srm-261T

(I posted this in two places hoping to find someone in the know)
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Tom-N-Texas Tom-N-Texas is offline
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Anyone know if echo changed their standard models to be like the old "torque" models and then just upped the new "torque" models higher?

I ask because our new srm-266 feels like it has the slower head speed and higher torque of the old srm-261T

(I posted this in two places hoping to find someone in the know)
Sorry I can't answer your question but echo trimmers seem to lack power in general. I still use them but I only use one line so I can keep the head-speed up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:39 PM
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No and they were never 'torquier' either.

Crappier maybe.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:49 PM
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for weekly fine trimming they are way too powerful, if they touch the soil they don't slow down at all and rip it up.

Ya for monthly trimming, brush hogging or rural upkeep I can see why you may want more power.
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