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Echo SRM260S, Echo SRM261T or Redmax 2400

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,198

    For everyday grass trimming, which of the following units is best?

    Echo SRM260S
    Echo SRM261T
    Redmax 2400 (stratocharged)

    Local dealer has a sale on them. Prices are all similar.

  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Out of the 3 of them, the SRM 261T. Good power and torque at a good price.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have the 261T. I love it. Light weight, well balanced and lots o' torque. I haven't used the other 2 that you mentioned.
  4. turfcaster

    turfcaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Them Echos is real good.
  5. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,430

    All good equipment but I'm partial to Echo line-trimmers (I've got SRM260s). You can't go wrong with any of those choices.
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Echo is a great product, we have been using the for 15 years!
  7. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I would go with the redmax. Thats all I use and have nothing but great things to say about them!
  8. sslawn

    sslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I own all three models, you can't go wrong with any of them.
  9. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,198

    Thank you for the advice everyone. I've narrowed my choice down to the two Echos 260s or 261T. What's the main difference between the two? I'll be moving from the Shindaiwa T230 to one of these two.
  10. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    power heads are the same.

    The difference is the S has the solid steel drive shaft.......which is what i sell and recommend.

    The T has the high torque box, but uses a flex shaft.

    Guys take the shields off the the flex shafts are destroyed, like on all makes and models.

    Taking the shield off the 260s , the shaft won't brake, but you will go through clutch shoes because it slips.

    That 260 echo power head runs up alot of low end torque.

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