Echo SRM-280/Sthil-FS90R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jahbp, May 10, 2008.

  1. jahbp

    jahbp LawnSite Member
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    What is the best one for the money? SRM-280 or FS90R will be used as a back up
     
  2. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    My vote will be SRM280 just because of reputation.
     
  3. BryceBentleyLCS

    BryceBentleyLCS LawnSite Member
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    2nd that!!!!:usflag:
     
  4. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Go with the Stihl FS 90 R.
     
  5. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    neither of these fine models needs to be sitting as "back-up"--kinda pricey to be just sittin' there---go with something less expensive unless you plan on daily equipment rotation.
     
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I didn't even notice that that was the intended purpose. I agree with bigc, why spend big bucks if it's just going to sit? Find a trimmer for around $200.00 and you have your back up machine.
     
  7. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    We got a rich guy here!!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing:

    If my wife allow it, I'll get a FS250 as a back up too!!!! It is my toy!!!! Considering, this is a cheap thrill!!!!!
     
  8. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 413

    a real man don't have to discuss his equipment needs with his wife-------and she don't discuss her makeup needs with him-----
     
  9. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    I have them both, the echo does pretty well, but got the stihl to have a second trimmer. The echo has the edgit on it and I wanted to have another trimmer without the edgit so I got one. I am having a big problem with the stihl though, the string does not want to come out all the time, like it jambs up.... haven't taken it back yet, only a week old.
    Any body else have this problem with the stihl. I don't like the double head for the string...
     
  10. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I wish lol, I am though looking at upgrading from my FC110 to a KM 130 with the edger, hedge trimmer and maybe the string head.
     

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