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Echo shred n vac

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BJWLAWNCARE, Mar 27, 2010.


    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I have the bigger one the 230. What a piece of shyt. You think I would have leaned my lesson by now. I am on my 3rd one. It comes without a lot of the screws tight. The thing's handle is connected metal to plastic with a screw. The grinder doesn't chew mulch. I have it for light duty but just a warning it is junk. Any other suggestions for a vac?
  2. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    I looked at them and the bigger one. Had a Stihl BG85 Shred and Vac. Just got a new 86 and it is really better than the 85. The only thing I liked about the Echo is I thought the bag was bigger.
  3. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    SH86 shred and vac is a nice one
  4. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    You said you have the 230 (bigger one) i think the 230(22.8cc) is the older one, now the bigger one is called es-255 w/ the same engine as the 265 string trimmers(25.4cc) anybody use one of the new ones not the older 230's I was thinking of getting aes-255?
    any input would be appreciated..

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    last year my dealer sold sold es-210 marketed as residential and the es-230 as commercial. Maybe someone else can help you. I was unaware the product line changed.
  6. fritowrdo

    fritowrdo LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,963

    I bought an es-210 for picking up excess leaves and grass and found it worked well.

    But if you use it for twigs, it sucks, but my dealer told me that ahead of time.

    I sucked in a piece of bark, it got lodged in the impeller and started smoking. Was rather interesting.....
  7. joslawn33

    joslawn33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I have the stihl ran flawless for 6 years it finally died used it to blow small walks and drives off.And put the vac on it used it to suck up hedge clippings. Now have a billy goat with the vac hose no comparrison.
  8. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    So nobodys used a echo es-255 shred-n-vac?
  9. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    It would be used to pick up hedge clipping in flower beds etc.... just would like to know before i spend the money

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