Does any ECHO users have experience with the larger trimmers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnagent, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Thanks for the info Zeroturner Ill give that a shot tomorrow
  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    all my echo's are a pain in the neck to start (2100's) If they weren't so light and quiet I'd toss em. Got a Tanaka trimmer (26cc's or so) that starts on the first pull with minimal effort going into the pull, but its pretty noisy and a little overweight.
  3. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 768

    I've used about 3 26-27cc trimmers: One Shindawa T27, one older John Deere (I believe it was made my Echo), and an Echo SRM 2601. All seemed to have plenty of power, especially for average grass conditions, and the Echo was also the lightest one. I have considered a larger machine for overgrown edging, but a real edger would probably be a better choice. In my opinion, the 21cc Echo that I now use (the SRM 2601 was still going, after years of use, but was stolen, unfortunately) is OK for trimming around the house and fences but underpowered for edging. In some areas it may be enough power, but most of the lawns here have St. Augustine, which gets pertty thick. I would also reccomend the 26cc Echo. The only reason I didn't buy another one is that I was just about broke at the start of the season, and found my rebuilt curved shaft Echo at Home Depot for $99. The first extra $300 I have will probably go to another 26cc Echo.
  4. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    Thanks everyone!:D I did jump past the 2600's. I guess I was only thinking that maybe bigger and more expensive meant more durable. I rarely ever have a lack of power issue with my srm2400. I will go with the 2600s.:blob3:
  5. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just got back from my dealer . I played around with a 2600s demo. AWESOME! I will definitly be getting one.:D
  6. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    By the way, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the 260 versus the 260s? I see the ony difference is the shaft. Steel shaft vs. flex shaft.:confused:
  7. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328 the $20-$30 and get the SRM-260S. The steel shaft has less vibration and delivers more power.

    They are awesome!!
  8. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    Thanks guys!:D

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