I'm looking for a new string trimmer. A couple of my accounts have fairly steep, but relatively small sections of hills that have to be cut with a trimmer instead of a mower. I also sometimes use my trimmers for edging. Looking around locally I've come up with an Echo 260, 260S (a little lighter than the 260 which I'm thinking might be better on the steep grades), a 261T, and the RedMax BCZ 2400S and BCZ2600S-all within my budget. Any thoughts on these machines, i.e. pluses and minuses? In case it matters both local dealers (Echo & RedMax) provide top notch service. The only difference is that the RedMax dealer's labor rate is twice that of the Echo dealer. If the RedMax trimmers are reliable enough I guess the higher rate for service is a non-issue. What are your thoughts on this? Which machine would you want and why?