Echo equipment is bad

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bassman, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    Deere, hustler, grasshopper, Dixon ,wright and walker just to name a few. I think its because toro and husky are well know names and colors, so others tried to copy that
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  2. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    I think he was referring to hand held equipment.
  3. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 735

    I've had way better luck with Echo than Stihl. Just my view.
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  4. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just bought an Echo CS-400 and I love it. I will say that I'm buying Shindy from now on though. Not that I don't like echo.
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  5. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,899

    I use Echo equipment, and have never had any problems. Then again, I routinely maintain them.....weekly. My SRM-230 trimmer is 5 seasons old and my blower is 3 seasons old. Take good care of your tools and they'll last a long time.
  6. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Im starting to feel the same way, I started out with Echo back and it was great, now last year I bought two 266's and one of them are running like a piece of **** when I start it. The other is ok, it has the edgit on it. I think next year when I purchase another I am going Stihl. If the trimmer is as good as my br600 then I will switch.
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Still gave original green machine hedgers, solid
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  8. Davido

    Davido LawnSite Member
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    I've had better luck with Echo than with Stihl - and I was a Stihl die-hard. I run my tools till they die as I work constantly (all day landscaping and I have a nearly full-time night job) and don't have a chance to do a lot of maintenance. Also, my trailer is open to the elements and the las vegas sun eats everything. When I go to an enclosed trailer I will be buying all Shindaiwa... I just like them.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Had one back in the 80s.

    As for Echo, you either love them or hate them. I must have had 5 SRM2400 and about that many PE2400 edgers. I wasn't until I bought a Shindaiwa T230 that I found out how bad the Echo was ;) I don't think I ever scraped an exhaust port on a Shindaiwa. I swore I would never buy another one, but have purchased a couple of the SHC 225s hedge trimmers. Also, old school Echos back in the 80's were orange. They went to gray sometime about 1990 +/- a year or two.
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    bad experience with both echo and sthil. its shindy and husky now

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