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Husqvarna 128LD vs Echo SRM-225

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by tomas21, May 15, 2010.

  1. tomas21

    tomas21 LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 26

    Any pros/cons between these two trimmers which cost about the same price - 199.
  2. 2001FZ1

    2001FZ1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    My brother and I both have had the Echos for 4 years with out a single problem. They seem to be decent on fuel usage. Just need to figure out how many time to prime the carb and it will start on the 3rd or 4th every time.
  3. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I have never used that husq but husq is all I run and they have a lot of hours on them.
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  4. Jeffandtamara

    Jeffandtamara LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 26

    Got the 128LD from Lowes.. Started and ran good. Well balanced, trimmer head worked good. Not as much power as I had hoped to cut through the tall and thick grass. I think the 225 is even smaller displacement, I am guessing likely even less Horsepower. As long as you don't have real thick stuff the 128 should be fine. Like almost anything else there are always reports of isolated problems...
  5. mdale

    mdale LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 52

    I have had the echo for 3yr and have been happy with it. Starts easy and runs great.

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