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Echo brands

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dago man, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. dago man

    dago man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I've been looking at Echo brand string trimmers, edgers, blowers, chain saws etc. to start my business with, are they really worth the extra money? I know alot of you guys in here use Echo equipment so I'd appreciate any reviews or thoughts you might have on any of their equipment from your own experience.
  2. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    extra money? as compared to what? Echo is a competitively priced commercial brand.
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    well, it all depends on what you want to compare it to. i have 2 echo trimmers and a Stihl trimmer. i like the echo because they are lighter, but the stihl is a lot more powerful when it comes to thick stuff. just regular every-day trimming, id take the echo before the stihl. the only bad thing about my echo is that it takes a while to warm up and start, but the stihl is first pull everytime.
  4. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Echo is about the best deal, good stuff at a good price.
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    If anything echo is far cheaper compared to redmax around here and competitve with stihl.
  6. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I have an Echo trimmer and I prefer my Stihl to it hands down, simply more efficient and powerful.
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I have severall peices of echo machinery. I dont have any of there chain saws as I've heard a few bad things. For chain saws, I'm sold on Husqvarna!
  8. deyoe1118

    deyoe1118 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I have an echo trimmer and backpack blower. Love them both...I had a toro trimmer but it was far heavier and it kept crapping out on me. My backpack works better than any other I have tried or seen being used. Just my 2 cents
  9. dago man

    dago man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it!

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    I recomend Echo have four 230 trimmers and three 603 BP, and one of the
    14" chain saws. I backed over one of those 603 last week and still started afterwards. Could be a sales pitch one day for someone LOL.

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