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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by AmericanLawn&Landscape, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    whats everyones opinion on echo? i'm really considering buying a new trimmer, stick edger and blower all by echo.
     
  2. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will get answers from all over. I personally like echo blowers and edgers. Weed eaters I have the older t272 and then the Fs 250r. Just about everything commercial is good just comes down to preference.
     
  3. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Echo makes outstanding equipment. Their higher power models such as the SRM 266 and 280 are great. Echo also makes Shindaiwa. Shindaiwa is strictly commercial, to where Echo has a homeowner aspect in their lower powered trimmers. I picked up a Echo SRM230 this year and it starts first pull. However, next year I am switching to Shindaiwa trimmers and edgers. I have a handheld commercial blower by Shindaiwa made in 1995, and it starts first pull. My Echo backpack as well. I'm switching to RedMax blowers however. You get greater power compared to the Echo, for the same price. They simply make the best blower out there.
     
  4. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Cool, I'm gonna check them out today. I got some maintaince to do on the mower today
     
  5. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    Honestly they won't disappoint. Everyone is obsessed with Stihl. Granted they make great stuff, I use their saws, but I prefer Echo & Shindaiwa trimmers over Stihl trimmers. Echo gets a bad rap because you can buy some of their homeowner brands through big box stores through Home Depot, but if you get into their actual commercial stuff, or the Shindaiwa brand, you wont be disappointed.

    What maintenance do you need to do?
     
  6. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 246

    I bought an older Shinadiwa used and it works perfectly, I was considering Echo due to the local dealer relationship I have and they've always been great for me.
     
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 LawnSite Member
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    I picked up a PB-755 and an SRM 225 a little over a month ago and have been happy with the performance so far.
     
  8. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I have worked for a couple of companies and I have found that what one person likes and thinks works best is totally different from someone else's opinion. IMO you can't go wrong with stihl; they make some of the best equipment in the industry. That being said, Echo/Shindaiwa and Redmax also make great equipment. Shindaiwa makes nice everyday trimmers, Redmax makes the MOST powerful blower on the market, and both make good edgers. You really get what pay for. Hope this helps!
     
  9. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Blades, oil change, grease, just regular maintenance. After going to the dealer today, I think I'm sold on redmax
     
  10. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,063

    I don't think you can go wrong with them either. For me I like The Stihl extended hedge trimmers and the fs 250r anything else I prefer shindaiwa and echo.
     

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