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Echo equipment.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by jaybow, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Most Shindaiwa's have Walbro carbs not Zamma. The new Shindaiwa's are not as good as the old ones (but what is?) but I do not believe they are Echo's. Most of their current lineup of trimmers were designed before Echo merged with them. Now, some of their blowers are junk Echo equipment.
  2. outpowspo

    outpowspo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Echo is rebranding it's 21.2cc 225 trimmer and calling it a Shindaiwa T235!!! They are also adding 3 blowers (Rebranded Echo's) to Shindaiwas line up. I think you are about to see the fall of Shindaiwa. :(
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    you might ought to look into cleaning a carb the correct way NOT like you are doing. you can damage stuff blowing high pressure into holes. the mechanic in bottle is good but not when used like you are using it. It is an addative no carb cleaner.
  4. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I think the Echo SRM 225 trimmers are good. We use quite a few of them.
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  5. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    one pas 260 that is 8 yrs old
    one pas 265 that is 5 yrs old
    2 hc 165's
    1 spare parts hc160 that ran for 9 yrs before it died
    two pb2100's bought in 2000 and still running strong
    and my newest addition- one shc225
    at one point I had a hc1500 but it didn't have the anti-vibe system so I got rid of it
    standard plugs, filters, most parts and they run like crazy.
    a smidgen of TLC and every so often clean out the exhaust port buildup on the 265
    I run only premium fuel that has a stabilizer in it
    as you can see-I like echo
    SHIHL SUCKS1 been there/tried that
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    i rave ran stihl junk for years and always had their carbs pluging up with silicone from the factory, new saws that dont oil, backpack blowers with coil problems, etc..
    I use all echo or husqvarna now and hardly ever have a problem. even leave the fuel in it from the previous season(opti mix) and they always start up. The only problem i've had it primer bulbs drying out and one bad coild on a 90's blower that was covered under warranty from the factory.
  7. rockymtnnut

    rockymtnnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I've used both sthil and echo as well as red max I can't tell much of a difference between the three but I've had great luck with echo back pack blowers very easy to start and last a very long time.
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  8. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    Echo did not buy Shindaiwa....

    What happened was Echo and Shindaiwa merged under the Yamabiko Corporation.

    Do you want to know why?

    Because of emissions. Shindaiwa and Yamabiko have some insane emissions technology.

    Now, with that being said, there are certain units that are being cross bread and colors and name plates are being swapped in some instances, but not all.

    And yes, Shindaiwa's of today are not the Shindaiwa's of the past. But this has nothing to do with the merger.

    One more thing.... All I run in Shindaiwa for hand helds and I LOVE Shindaiwa... I always have and I always will.

    T242's and EB802's all day baby....
  9. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    agree with you armden
  10. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Switched from echo to shindaiwa and redmax and have great luck so far after one year now. echo dealer never backed me up on warranty issues he'd always say you must of used straight gas now you have to buy another one. well maybe when the first trimmer went down , but after that i never carried regular gas on the truck and switched to 89 octane and stihl ultra and another trimmer went down and 2 770 back packs . every time one would go down i'd go to the shop and grab my 12 yr old shindaiwa or redmax.

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