Echo or redmax for trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Jan 30, 2008.


Which trimmer would you pick?

  1. Echo

    32 vote(s)
  2. Redmax

    26 vote(s)
  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    If you had to choose, which would be your pick for trimmers? Redmax or echo? I'm just curious to see what everyone thinks. I have never owned an echo trimmer but have used redmax and didn't like them too much until I tried stihl. So what's your pick?
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

  3. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    Including C4??!!:laugh::laugh:

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I personally love Redmax equipment. I have used Shindaiwa and really had no problem with it. I also used Kawasaki hand held stuff but it was underpowered to me. I've just always preferred Redmax over anything else.
  5. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    what are you looking at dropping on one? $380 will net you an Echo SRM-280T with the 2:1 gear reduction box. Talk about mad torque coming from a 28cc trimmer!!
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    How about Honda?? Heavy but very very powerful!! HHT25S is 25cc 13lb, HHT35S 14.7lb, both are 4 cycles, suppose to have more torque. I have the HHT31S and I really like it. They are relatively cheap too. Those GX engines have been well proven in other industries like construction, model planes and motorized bike.
    I almost get Redmax BCZ3000S 29.5cc 2 cycle. The dealer here willing to sell it for $329.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    Gotta go with ECHO ...price , parts , service and reliability ..
  8. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    Echo is all I have ever used and until they start giving me trouble (knock on wood) I have no need or desire to change brands.
  9. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I will be adding more Redmax handhelds thid spring. They are the only one that ride my trailer.
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Tanaka trimmers are also very good.

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