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Echo PE-200

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by precisioncut, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    For those that have an edger (most). What do you think of the Echo PE-200? I found one new for 179.99. Is that resonable price for it? Sounds good to me. Let me know of some of the pro's and con's of this edger or of any other echo equipment.
    Thanks again guys!
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I bought one earlier this year, it's pretty weak. Make the investment and get a 260.
    the 200 It clogs really easy, cant dig through much at all, and doesnt hold alot of gas. I'm replacing my 200 with a 260in the spring
     
  3. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,788

    I agree........buy a bigger engined edger than the PE2000.
     
  4. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    I've got one i picked up used for about $50. It suits my needs, but I don't do much edging.
     
  5. heybruck34

    heybruck34 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    In bought one and took it back 2 weeks later. Took a 15% haircut to get a Stihl FC85 but made the right choice. The PE 200 is just weak with the small engine and cable drive system. Pass on it.
     
  6. floridalawncare

    floridalawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    jwingfield is right on the money. but if you do little edging it might be o.k. but even if your growing, get the 260. not the 230, the 260. the 230 has the puny filter that's found on 21.2cc engine, and the price between the two is not much. there's more to say, but you'll see when you look at them.
     
  7. TXLAWNBOY

    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I have the PE-260, love it. The PE-200 is too small for a contractor, not enough power. Dont mess w/the 230 either.
     
  8. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    i would go out and grab the PAS 260. It has a number of interchangable attachments and is a very versitile machine.

    i think that it would be a better investment than the edger imho
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    the pas's shaft wears out alot faster than a one-unit model. just think, the better edger you buy, will make you more productive, which means more money, need i say less?
     
  10. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I have the PE 230 and I agree it is alittle weak. I will move up in power next time. As far as the PAS goes, I have thought about it but I'm wondering what I would do if the power unit goes down and I can't power my attachments. Good luck.
     

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