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Echo equipment is bad

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bassman, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. realdeal

    realdeal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I purchased a SRM 230 i believe about 7 years ago and it has never had anything done to it except changing the head out. Ive never had the carb worked on period. I have 0 complaints with mine. Prime it 5 times, pull choke up, squeeze trigger, pull once, choke down, squeeze trigger and off she goes.
  2. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,956

    Amen, and ditto!:drinkup:
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    The crew chief sent me a text message that he was coming in with a broken trimmer and could I look at it. Now this unit has been in service for at least 7 years and yes I have worked on it several times. But the point is they like this model and they ran great. Oh I had the unit repaired in about 1 hour. They had dropped it and cracked a plug then tore up rope trying to start it. Oh by the way the new orange ones are even better. The only problem is the thief like them better.

  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,209

    And the gold medal for ugliest yet still functioning trimmer goes to .......................ED!
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  5. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    I have a 1998 redmax bc2600 not far behind.
  6. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 15,941

    They did not harm shindaiwa products with their designs yet!!!:):)
  7. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I have had good luck with the Echo HC-150 hedge trimmers.
  8. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,999

    I will "3rd" that.
  9. AEWhittle

    AEWhittle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    In comparison to the majority of others on this thread, I am very new to the business. However, yesterday, I bought a brand new 225 from HD. I feel like I hit an invisible switch called, "insta-flood." I literally wasted an hour d***ing with it, at a client's house. It was, needless to say, embarrassing. However, my back up, a POS (supposedly) homeowner, curved shaft, $99.00, multi-head toro that my wife had before we got married, as usual, started right up and finished the out the day. I am 6'3" and despite my back pain because the Toro is tiny, I was saved by the supposed POS homeowner, hooky line trimmer.

    Honestly, I understand that the Echo flooding may have been a result of user error, but I really don't know. I've used small engine tools my entire life; I have never had this kind of flooding issues. I really don't know what to think about the brand. Again, I have not owned them for "years" as many others have, but I can say that my first impression was: Not impressed.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,209

    That sounds like a lemon. Again its a chance you take buying from a big box store. Had it been a dealer the mechanic would have fueled, started and tuned the unit before it even left the shop.
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