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Echo PAS280 for Redmax? trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by CtrlAltElite, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. CtrlAltElite

    CtrlAltElite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Yesterday went to local dealer to look into getting a new trimmer and edger (two individual tools). He introduced me to Echo's PAS system. In the store I held the trimmer and noticed it was pretty heavy but didn't think to much of it. Long story short, left with the PAS280, bed redefiner and trimmer. Not cheap. Got it home, after about 10 min of trimming, the weight was just more than I thought it would be. Tried the bed redefiner, which worked great, but found attracting it a pain.

    So today for the heck of it, I looked at a Redmax TR2350S. Wow, thing is light! 21cc vs Echo's 28cc. My dealer has no return policy (even though I just bought it yesterday afternoon) but thinking about taking a loss on the Echo system and going with the Redmax trimmer and either Redmax or Kawasaki edger.
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,743

    When one wants power it comes with a weight-y price. For edging with a string trimmer, power is a definer in both senses.

    I've yet to find one of these powerhead devices (Kombi/PAS/etc) from any manufacturer that actually feels balanced with a trimmer head attached. While the 'idea' of a multifaceted tool is an engineering marvel, they lack the aesthetics that a dedicated tool delivers. Now, I do see where some of the attachments are gold...like a hedge-trimmer or polesaw or powerbroom among others. But for a trimmer I say dedicated is the way to go.
  3. cms_

    cms_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I was looking at the PAS280 today. Same attachments too. Currently I need a new trimmer. My Stihl has ticked me off for the last time! Was looking the ECHO SRM-225i per the salesman. He said that was there best selling trimmer and the best weight the power ratio (12.6lbs.).
    Reading your response on the Pro Attachment Series. I think I will stick to dedicated tools.
  4. cms_

    cms_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I'm very interested in this trimmer now! Redmax TR2350S, sounds like a good deal. Super light too.
  5. CtrlAltElite

    CtrlAltElite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    cms- maybe you'll like it. I dont know. Its not for me. Everything is off. Echo is a great company, I wish I didnt go with the PAS system.
  6. cms_

    cms_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Im leaving now headed back to the dealer to check out the Red Max TR2350S and the Echo SRM225i.
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