Echo Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is the Echo PAS-2100 attachment series Any good?
    As far as power and price?
    Anyone own one?
    Got a price figure?
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what about Green Machine?
     
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is this the machine that has the power head and all the attachments to add? I checked into this, and am going to get one, but I think that I am going to get the 2601 unit with more power. You can never have too much power!!!!:D
     
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    IMHO Echo is nothing but governed engines and loud exhausts.

    I would check into whatever alternative units you have in your area.

    Kris
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Vipermanz,

    The PAS-2100 would probably be fine for the hedge trummer attachment and marginal with the string trimmer. But if you want to use the tiller, edger, and pole pruner (chainsaw) attachments, go with the PAS-260. As for weight they are all the same, the 260 gives you more fuel capacity.

    I personally have the PAS-2400 and use it strictly as a stick edger. It works well beyond my expectations. Just have to keep it WIDE open when going through the thick stuff. If I had to buy another, it would be the 260, hands down. My next attachment will be the articulating hedge Clipper.

    The more I hear about unhappy Echo customers, the more I think that those people dont buy the "top of the line" commercial products (ie. 2100's). The quality of the lesser models is nowhere that of the, lets say, 260 series.

    My 1992 SRM-2501 still runs great, starts on the second pull and all I got in it is a muffler and gasket, and about 10 spark plugs.
     
  6. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had older echo 2601 s with no problems ,added a echo 260 this year and problems. When it gets hot out the air cleaner fills with fuel, I think echo might be losing me....
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Eggy,

    First of all, this is under warranty. Second of all, its an easy fix. Your fuel tank breather is somehow clogged. Instead of the built up pressures in your tank excaping out the breather, they are pressurizing fuel up the line and flooding your carb. Take it in and get them to replace the breather. THis should take care of your problem. This can happen to ANY brand 2 cycle as there is no float in the carb and whenever fuel is introduced into the carb, it has to go one of two ways...
     
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the replies!,
    btw,
    Does any one have any info on Green Machine trimmers?
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green Machine used to make very good string trimmers back in the early 80's. I still have an old one that has a blown head gasket. Never bothered to fix it, since my dealer said they went down the tubes. Now I heard recently that someone started Green Machine back up, but I haven't seen any around.
     
  10. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is the second 260 with the same problem. The first one the dealer replaced the carb, with no luck, then echo just gave me a new trimmer, same problem with it.....???
     

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