Why does Echo have BOTH flex cable and solid shaft drives?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Merkava_4, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
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    the soild shafts are stronger so you can use the saw blades to cut thick weeds
  2. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    But Honda has 35cc blade capable HHT35SUNBA
  3. rwaters

    rwaters LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is blade capable but a solid shaft should last longer with a blade. Personally I would recomend a solid shaft if you are planning on doing a lot with a blade. But on that note I have not seen that many flex shafts break in the last few years.

    If your salesman gives you a blank stair when you ask them something and at least does not try to find the answer I would find another salesman or deal with the owner. Thats poor service...
  4. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, that would be the SRM-265T and the SRM-280T,
    but they've got the flex cable in them. I'm thinking it's
    to bad they're not the solid shaft ... it would be nice to
    have the solid shaft and gear reduction together in one unit.
  5. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow Bruce!!! Arcane! You sir win the accu-cut lawn care word of the day award!

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