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echo/stihl: pro attachment/kombisystem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hollis Maintenance, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Hollis Maintenance

    Hollis Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Lookin at both. Need some opinions. :help:
  2. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 649

    Echo is one of the the few who have met EPA standards with 2 cycle and (except for a very few California models) without using power robbing catalytic converters. Stihl has turned to "4 mix" to meet standards, and IMO, Echo is superior at this time. The 4cycle/4mix stuff is just not ready for prime time.

    Echo or Redmax is the best available now in handhelds.
  3. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I run the KombiSystem and have no complaints. I have the line trimmer, hedge trimmer (both long and short shafts), and stick edger attachments. I run this in combination with another line trimmer and find it works well for a 2-man crew.

    No experience with the Echo model.
  4. Hollis Maintenance

    Hollis Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Yes i agree, but i can still get the pro series 2 cycle stihl. Same as pro series that stihl is still making. Sorry, i should have stated that before.
  5. Hollis Maintenance

    Hollis Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    My second remark was 2 Tider.
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    I have both the Echo and the Stihl Kombi. The Stihl FAR outperforms the Echo. I'll be buying more Stihl 4mix in the future!!!
  7. Hollis Maintenance

    Hollis Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Thanks Hank. I like stihl also, i use fs 80 pro series. Never had a problem other than normal wear & tear
  8. GLC51

    GLC51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I've got the PAS260 and like it a lot. They beefed up the coupling and it's easier to fit the attachments than the older style I had. Have the pro sweep, straight hedge trimmer, edger, and string trimmer attachments for it. Echo is still 2 stroke with the improvements they have made in design they meet the stricter EPA standards.
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    PAS260 is the only thing I am buying from now on. I got trimmer, edger, articulating hedge trimmers, and prosweep attachments. Its was worth every penny.
  10. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    I just got the echo PAS with the edger attchment. It was a new one but sitting on the shelf a year. Paid 229 with the edger attachment (great price basically got 30 off the motor and free edger) and so far (5 tanks of fuel) it has been a really well running machine. Maintaining edges are a snap but if you need to break a new over grown edge it lags a bit but will still get the job done.

    I plan to get more attachments really soon. Will get the string trimmer atttachment just to use it as a backup.

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