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Weedeaters- Sthil: Echo: or Shindawa

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kmeforou, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. kmeforou

    kmeforou LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Who makes the best and most dependable for the money. I do know the Shindawa is about 30.00 more than the Echo at our local dealer. I have always used Redmax, but all the dealers in this area are dropping this line because of distribution problems. I am tired of trying to find parts. I had a mechanic tell me the new Echos are as good as Shindawa. I would like to hear what you all have to say. Thank you.
     
  2. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    When i was at the echo dealer last week hs was telling me that the echo engines are rated for 300 hrs by the epa while most are 100-150. I have never herd this but from the prices and because I liked him i will be buying a echo 260 power source and pb460 blower in the next month or so. I feel that this is the best bang for the buck. Good luck.
     
  3. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    You'll probably find a bigger response for shindaiwa. It's all we run and we really like them

    Todd
     
  4. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    SHINDIAWA..............................................................................................................................................................................................
     
  5. GCMow

    GCMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    we have 12 Echo and thay all run great.
     
  6. PROCUTSLAWNCARE

    PROCUTSLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Echo 2601 trimmer or it might be renamed to a 261, still the best out on the market!!!!! 300 bucks I think too?
     
  7. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Shindaiwa, nothing but.
     
  8. josh84

    josh84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I use echo for my blowers and edgers, but i do have one shindaiwa string trimmer. both have worked great for me, I think they are both great products, but i have to admit i am a little more fond to my shindaiwa

    josh
     
  9. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 601

    Yes, Yes, Yes, I Run Shindaiwa very happy to the point that I will not even look at another brand, you need it, it runs an runs great
     
  10. johnbast3

    johnbast3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Take a look at the Kawasakis,light and powerful..Jb
     

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