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Echo SRM 2601 trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnstar, May 10, 2004.

  1. Lawnstar

    Lawnstar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Can someone tell me if the Echo SRM 2601 has a steel drive shaft or a flex drive shaft?
     
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    You can get the SRM260 in a Steel or FleXible...Your Choice!

    I just got one & it needs a New Coil...After 1 Day!
     
  3. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    They are now called 260 and 260s. The 260s has a steel shaft. I think the older 2601's do have the steel shaft though.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

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

    I guess the flex shaft is referring to the drive shaft? I got a PE 260 and the drive shaft is flexible because the bend at the bottom of the shaft I guess. How often do I need to grease the shaft, and how much grease?
     
  5. CSMITH

    CSMITH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    all echo's have flex cable
     
  6. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    No they do not.
     
  7. CSMITH

    CSMITH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    when did that change
     
  8. EagleLandscape

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

    yesterday morning at 6:37 am
     
  9. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    i thought all straight shaft trimmers had a steel drive ..and all bent trimmers had flexi??
     
  10. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    No, not all straight are solid. All bent are flex though. For instance the stihl fs 85 has a flex and solid version. So does the echo 260 and 260s.
     

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