Echo PAS260/PAS265

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimmyStew, May 24, 2008.

  1. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is there any real difference between these two models? have a PAS260 right now and was looking to place a second into service. According to Echo specs, the only real differences are a smaller fuel tank, more weight and i-30 starting technology.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am going out on a limb....but I think the 260 has the old two stroke with two rings and the 265 has a slightly modified engine with one ring. Echo claims more power and more reliable with 265.
     
  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    the 265 has the Power Boost Vortex engine as has already been said. Also, the handles may be different on the 265. I haven't put my hands on a 260 yet, but I know the 265 has an enlarged rubberized handle that is much easier to edge with and operate with a gloved hand, and very comfortably at that.
     
  4. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone used both? Any noticeable differences between them. Any ideas on costs for each. I know I paid $280 for the 260 power head back in '06.
     
  5. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
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    Sure. . . the 265 is orange.

    :waving:
     
  6. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    The 265 power head is like $350 I think. Everything is more expensive these days....
     
  7. magbarn

    magbarn LawnSite Member
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    It's definately more comfortable to use & a little more powerful, but not too happy about the very noticeable (sorry I'm a wimp at the end of the day) 2lb weight increase. My local dealer had both the 260 & 265. The 265 was $350. The 260 was on clearance for $288. Guess which one I took home for backup?
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    the 265? LOL :) j/k
    Does the 260 give you the ability to use attachments or is it straight stick?
     
  9. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got 2 of the 260's and think they're just great. One of the powerheads is about 4 yrs old and I've have had no problems with it. I can swap out the various attachments in about 20 seconds and keep on working.
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    after looking on their site, I realize they do come as a power head. I'll have to keep my eyes open alittle more.
     

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