Stihl Or Echo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buckeyes04, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. buckeyes04

    buckeyes04 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 21

    I am looking at Stihl and Echo trimmers. Which one should I get?

    Also, edgers. Should I got with a stick edger or just a normal edger? Sorry if I am incorrect the type of edgers I just mentioned.

    I saw a LCO using a trimmer to edge, but he has a disc like thing on the end. I don't know if it was just a cover or an actual type of trimming tool. Anybody know what that might have been. The edge around the sides walks he did, looked awesome.
     
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Single side trimmer or double? Personally prefer Echo over Sthil on the hedge trimmer. Could have been a recipricator like Red Max makes or that trimmer guide that you see advertised in Turf magazine.
     
  3. dixhead

    dixhead LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    What is the difference between the curved edger attachments and the straight (other than straight being way more expensive)? Also, do you recommend the all in one machines (I know Stihl has several, sure that echo does as well)?
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    The tools listed below are all you'll need to do lawn care.
     
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Go with which ever one you like because both are great trimmers. We have a new Stihl 110 and it is the most powerful trimmer I have ever used. We also have an echo blower and is very powerful. Again just get which ever one you like because I personally don't think one is any better than the other.
     
  7. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Echo has the better blower, but other than that they are about the same. I have had great service out of my stihls, always reliable, but their blowers are WAY to week.
     
  8. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Trimmers: I have 2 Echos, 2 Stihl's, and 2 Redmax and I personally always grab a Echo first
     
  9. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I love my Stihl.

    Mike
     
  10. DALMlawn&landscaping

    DALMlawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 186

    get a redmax before a sthil, and a husq before an echo.

    and, as mentioned, that thing is an edgit.

    edit- you might also want to concider shin before a sthil/husq
     

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