Echo equipment is bad

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

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    So you think the home depot model is a special low bidder device? I don't really think so exactly same as unit bought from dealer? Am I wrong?
  2. leon2245

    leon2245 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I don't think you are wrong. The only differences have to do with setup, service, & warranty etc.

    you just need to understand the first rule of lawnsite.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  3. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    I run all Echo and have never had a problem, well the air/fuel needed adjustment once in my 770.
  4. AEWhittle

    AEWhittle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    That's the thing! WHen I followed the directions, I kept flooding it. When I just treat it like a "semi-warm" start, even when it's cold, it starts right up. I suppose it comes down to just knowing your equipment.

    By the way, I love my HOME DEPOT echo 225. :cool2:
  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,054

    Hmmm, that's odd. So when you pushed the primer bulb 5 times like the book said, that's what flooded it?

    Glad you got it figured out. I know how frustrating that can be with a new piece of equipment, at a customers house, and the clock is ticking to get the work done.
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    Just support your local dealer!! Is saving $20 really that big of a deal?
    It's nice to walk into the dealer sometimes with minor issues and they just tweak it for you right there. If im not mistaken, home depot doesn't actually have a tech on site, they have a guy that comes in once or twice a week and does all the service.
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,492

    Case in point. Yesterday a recoil shizzed the bed. Stopped by the dealer to get a replacement. In stock and out the door in 5 minutes. Try getting anything besides an air filter at HD. Plus you get to oogle all the new stuff to buy.
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  8. Bagit

    Bagit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    If I have to buy any new two-cycle equipment it will be a Redmax....
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    Do they have any outlets? I never see them around our area?
  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    We had a red max dealer local. I went to buy one, only to find out they dropped the line. Consumers never heard of it, and bought echos instead. It's only know in the commercial world. And I'm sure there's a lot of them that haven't heard of them either.
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