Echo PAS

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  1. kenwin30

    kenwin30 LawnSite Member
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    hey guys. looking to get the echo pas , mainly for the hedge trimmer and maybe a back up trimmer-edger, is the 225 gonna be enough power for my business or should i get the 260 ? thanks
     
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  2. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was in the same boat 2 weeks ago. I went with the Echo pas 2620. It has all the power you need. I own the 225 trimmer and it's good but wish there was a little bit more power at times but it's still a good trimmer.
     
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  3. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Another thing. It's very easy to change out the different attachments. You can literally just have it as a trimmer and then change it out in less than a minute on the JOB!
     
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  4. ggb6259

    ggb6259 LawnSite Member
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    2620 here and it handles everything. trimming, edging, tilling/cultivating. thinking about hedge trimmer attachment next
     
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Minimum 2620. We have 280s and I'm glad we got the max size especially for the hedges and limb saw.
     
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  6. Scottdubya83

    Scottdubya83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central, LA
    Messages: 382

    Few years back I was given a PAS230 by my in-laws neighbor. He knows I’m in the biz and know how to work on equipment. He let it sit too long and gummed up the carb, and went and bought a PAS266 when it wouldn’t start. I bought a Chinese carb off eBay for $14 that also came with fuel lines, primer bulb, spark plug, air and fuel filter. Once I got it running, I bought the edger, and hedge trimmer attachments. The thing sucked. Lacked sufficient power for either of those attachments. Eventually it sat unused so long, I couldn’t get it to crank. I went and bought the PAS2620 since I had the attachments. All the difference in the world. I also bought the pro torque trimmer attachment as well as the pole saw. It will run them all with power to spare. Literally no comparison. I highly suggest going with the 2620 or even the 266 or 280. But if you buy the pas 225 or 230 you’ll likely regret it in my experience.
     
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  7. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    With due respect I think there was something wrong with your 230 Thumbs Up

    266 has a little more power but heavier new 2620 weighs bout same as 230
     
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  8. Scottdubya83

    Scottdubya83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central, LA
    Messages: 382

    That’s possible. That said, I also owned a PE225 edger that my bro-in-law bought new. He gave it to me after he moved and didn’t need it. It was like new. It performed similarly to the pas230 with edger attachment. Was a completely useless tool (for me and my yards).
    I also owned a pas266 for about a month (it fell off my trailer after I left the rack unlatched). This was what I initially replaced the 230 with. I then replaced it with the 2620 as it had just come out. I’d say 266 was close to, but not quite as strong as the 2620. Also not as smooth.
     
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  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    2620 is definitely a well designed machine claimed 20% more power then 266 and weighs almost same as 230

    Been running my 230 about 5 years got it to hedge and edge mostly no complaints

    Before ran 225 266 and 280

    225 definitely less power then 230 the edger is noticeable

    225 was made to be light and affordable semi pro trimmerpayup

    Also running the t trimmer head on 225 or 230 gives you a machine that wasn't made in srm model far as I know:weightlifter:
     
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  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I like the 225. Flybynite recommended the .80 line. Made a big difference in production and quality of cut. i don't buy cheap line from box stores. I just use it for weedeating. Probably last a few years, but for $200 home cheapo price. Can't go wrong.
     
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