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Echo 8010 Blower Harness coming apart

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ed2hess, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,402

    Apparently the stitching coming apart:angry: This unit has been in heavy use in out of cage since March. The crews wired it together and ran it until the plug died.



  2. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,337

    The one I bought at the beginning of leaf season 2018 right side stitching had completely come apart by the middle of the season. I tied it together to hold. I had ordered a replacement strap for this season a month ago and it arrived yesterday. It was backordered. I am expecting the one on my new one to fail as well. Seems a lot of people are ordering them I'd guess for the same reason.
  3. OP

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,402

    are they covering under warranty?
  4. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,337

    I didn't even try it. Long story short the only shop here in town last year that had this blower is one that I swore I would never ever buy from again. But in the past things like this I have been told that normal wear and year not covered. Had an issue with a handle on a trimmer once, nope handles get wear and year so I was told. Just easier for me to place a $30 order than spend at least an hour of travel time going to an echo dealer. Got mine from RCPW dot com. I've ordered quite a few things from them.
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  5. JeremyKuhn

    JeremyKuhn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 625

    Same problem with both of mine, other than the strap stitching I haven't had any issues though.
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  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,337

    It is still a beast. Makes my brand new 8550 rm look like a child's toy. Not knocking rm I have a lot of them. But for leaves, especially wet, I will deal with bad straps.
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  7. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 2,365

    This is true. Also, the Echo 8010 is a relatively new model, so it will take a few years of use to see where improvements need to be made.
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  8. MCM1

    MCM1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have had problems with the stitches also on many blowers 8010 and others. I use aluminum rivets with backer plates for a permanent fix that is super easy and never comes apart.
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  9. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,580

    Stitching don’t last forever heavy use. None my RedMax/Husky or Shin have original harness. You can get creative w/zip ties or do above or order new straps.

    Some units you got order entire harness assembly. I zip those.
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  10. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 21,372

    Do you have any pics Sounds good?

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