ECHO 260U Brushcutter

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S.W.T.1975, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. S.W.T.1975

    S.W.T.1975 LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have an Echo 260 Brushcutter? Do you like it? If not I'm open to ideas in the 350-450 price range.
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    Honda has a 35cc 4cycle for about $400.
     
  3. S.W.T.1975

    S.W.T.1975 LawnSite Member
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    The Honda looks ok, I don't know if I have a local dealer though
     
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    You dont know if you have a Honda dealer? better look around!!

    What size of stock are you llooking to cut? Is it just grass or what? More info would help!
     
  5. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
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    I looked at the Echo, good machine but I ended up with the Stihl 110 4-mix with the brush kit (blade, bike handles) because of dealer support. It ran $350.

    So far, it's been a heck of a performer...really flies through the saplings and multiflora, which I have a BUNCH of.

    If you're going with a blade setup, get one of the coarse-tooth varieties that you can sharpen with a round file, they are the way to go.
     
  6. S.W.T.1975

    S.W.T.1975 LawnSite Member
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    saw man, sounds like you really like honda. I've never ran any of their trimmers/brushcutters. I live in the sticks so my choices are limited, I had to drive over an hour to buy my shindaiwa. I'll check 'em out though. I won't be clearing trees or large saplings with the cutter. Let's say everything will be smaller in diameter than a fiddy cent piece (pardon my hip-hop). Stihl, Redmax, Echo and Husq. are my easiest choices.
     
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have the 230U, which works pretty well but a bit underpowered in my opinion.

    If I could do it again I would have purchased the 311.
     
  8. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    They arent bad, but when you get into a 35cc unit you generally spend more. I just see a lot of people buy one the is 26cc just to find out they need maore power.

    I would try to stick around the 35cc or bigger cutter and go with what feels best in your hands.
     

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