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srm 210 or fs 55

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by okie2, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Between these two trimmers which would you pick? Same price.
  2. cebe800

    cebe800 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    All we run are srm 210's. We are very happy with them. Just minor maintenance issues and some neglect by employees but other than that nothing ever broke and they always run. I think for $199.00 you can't go wrong.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    I also have one 210 but old version.......the new ones are the one ring design! Do you have experience with the new level?
  4. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    After having bad experiences with the newer Echo products due to carb issues, I'd buy anything but an Echo.
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Stihl fs80r all the way. I have two and put steel shafts in them. Take off that guard and trim!!! Paid 289 each plus 30 for the steel shaft. Well worth it compared to the homeowner stihl trimmers (fs55).
  6. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    I have an SRM-210 that is about 10 years old that still runs and an SRM-230 that I just purchased for some extra power. I would have to say, for basic lawn use, the SRM-230 is almost more then you need.
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    You got lucky. All the guys around here have problems witn echo.
  8. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Went down to pick between the stihl 55 and 80 and the salesman threw in the 25-2 head and a 6 pack of stihl oil. Not a bad deal
  9. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    actually it was the fix cut 5-2 head. That thing is a beast
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    ???? Which did you get????

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