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Echo or Stihl to run a power sweep attachment?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Teff's Lawn & Snow, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Any comments on which to get? The stihl KM110R with the power sweep attachment or the echo pas 260 with the pro padle. Anyone using the echo, stihl or other brand?
  2. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Stihl works fine
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I have the Stihl. I bought the sweeper and then the stickedger head, or vice-versa. It's the FS85 unit. It works graet, however, all my trimmers are Echo, and I absolutely love them . Echo just came out with that paddle unit, recently. All they offered before was the bristles and a dethatcher for their units. Either one you decide is certainly going to be an asset.
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    stihl is pretty good. just got mine last week. I found more uses than i thought i had for it
  5. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Thank's for the input, seems everyone has been using the Stihl, the echo seems pretty new for people to give opioins on.
  6. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    ide stick with the stihl
    ive had nothing but problems with echo "junk" they have got to be the hardest starting trimmers ive ever owned and the triimer head design is crap
  7. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I have never had problems with any echo equipment...
  8. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    I use the shindaiwa. Kicks butt.
  9. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    i agree with cnyscapes get a shindaiwa, we have two of them and they are great.
  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I have an Echo 2400 split-boom w/ several attachments. One of my attachments is the bristle broom and it works excellent. Echo builds great equipment and it seems to get a real bad rep on this forum.

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