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Echo High Torque Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fredmullegun, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    I am in need of a new trimmer and am curious about these. I assume the feature is just a lower gear? How much does this change the line speed and does anyone dislike them?
     
  2. bakerboy

    bakerboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have one and I love it. It goes through everything. If it is really thick stuff the head slows down a bit but the engine never bogs down.
     
  3. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    You are correct. It is geared lower. Last year I purchased the high torque attachment for my PAS system. It's like shifting down one gear lower than the standard trimmer. You need to keep the engine speed up. It cuts better in heavy thick growth.
     
  4. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276


    You got the 265T or the 280T ?
     
  5. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    I have the SRM-265T and love it. I also have a regular 265 that I converted over to a high torque model. There's a definite power difference between the two.
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  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    You just change over the gearbox, correct?
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Torque on a high speed application, what a joke, the Echo corporation
    really needs to improve either their sales line or better yet, their products.
    Because I heard that same exact sales line 7-8 years ago...

    And they're not bad trimmers, but don't try and sell me an application that depends on speed that...
    Has lots of torque :dizzy:

    If such a thing were true I would produce a trimmer that runs at 1 rpm and 3,000 pounds of torque,
    then compare that to a trimmer that turns 3,000 rpm's at 1 pound of torque.

    Not that I think either of those exist, nor am I certain if 1 pound of torque is sufficient to overcome inertia...
    But assuming it is, which would cut the grass?
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  8. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,458

    I always question: Isn't it better to have a model with a 30cc engine and leave the gear ratio alone? You want more torque, make a bigger engine!!!!
     
  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    I wish they had've gone with a solid shaft with the high torque model. Actually, I for the life of me can't figure out why Echo just doesn't drop cables on all their straight shaft trimmers.

    Why have a cable in a straight shaft trimmer?!!?
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  10. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 367

    Get the STIHL FS90r or 100RX if you want torque and tip speed. Much better trimmer
     

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