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Old 01-07-2014, 09:07 PM
beatsworking beatsworking is online now
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Anyone have thoughts on a echo 266 vs. husqvarna 323? guess I need to decide between all around trimmers vs light weight trimmers like the redmax 2350 or echo 225
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:05 AM
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How much do those 2350s go for? look pretty similar to my 225s, are you impressed with the power for the weight or are they just ok?
$269.99, and they are very nice light duty commercial trimmers, as advertised. The speed feed heads will fit directly on them. They have same shaft and gear heads as the bigger models. I have a bunch sold with literally no warranty claims, and I honestly can't think of one that ended work besides the usual fuel lines, air litre, etc.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:37 AM
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I've been thinking about upgrading trimmers. Right now I use echo 225s, they're really light, sip fuel, dirt cheap and have speed feed heads (a must in my opinion) but a little low on power. I'll be getting redmax 8500s or husqvarna 580s so i'm open to switching trimmer brand to get a better product for my use. Here is what i use a trimmer for, light trimming, lots of edging, and cutting "brush" about once a month. I do not want a 4 mix, I would consider the new still 94r. Price is a large factor, and i'll probably get a big trimmer for those once a month jobs. These trimmers will be only be used for weekly mowing. So what are you're suggestions guys?
Question for you.. how old are the Echo SRM-225 trimmers you are using?
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:15 AM
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Question for you.. how old are the Echo SRM-225 trimmers you are using?
I had one that was 5 years old, sold it with carb issues last year. That one was run with 87 octane and only ever had basic maintenance done to it. My current ones are a year old and run perfectly. I'm still part time so they don't see tons of use but at least 5 hours a week.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:25 PM
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I would definitely check out the husky 323L it's well balanced and the trimmer head is great.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:35 PM
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Another vote for the Husky 223, and especially the 323. They cannot be beat for weight/power for the price and durability.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:58 PM
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We like the Stihl fs100rx light weight and plenty of power.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:23 PM
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I bought a Husqvarna 323l this summer after comparing power/weight ratios between Shindaiwa, Echo, and Husky. It is a very light, nimble, but powerful trimmer. I'd sure recommend it.
I'd test the 323L/ 326LS. Both only weigh 9 lbs and they are plenty powerful. The parts are stupid cheap. $22 carbs and $28 starter assm. Either that or the shindaiwa T242. I sell a bunch of those
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:36 PM
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Since the OP is doing lots of edging, I'll recommend more power than the lil RM 2350 at 1 hp. The Husky 323 is a more robust 1.2 hp.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:24 PM
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We are trying echo srm266s this year steel shafts have less vibration and run smoother overall. We have tried many makes and models but hope this is the golden goose of echos
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