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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hollis Maintenance, Jun 16, 2005.
Lookin at both. Need some opinions.
Echo is one of the the few who have met EPA standards with 2 cycle and (except for a very few California models) without using power robbing catalytic converters. Stihl has turned to "4 mix" to meet standards, and IMO, Echo is superior at this time. The 4cycle/4mix stuff is just not ready for prime time.
Echo or Redmax is the best available now in handhelds.
I run the KombiSystem and have no complaints. I have the line trimmer, hedge trimmer (both long and short shafts), and stick edger attachments. I run this in combination with another line trimmer and find it works well for a 2-man crew.
No experience with the Echo model.
Yes i agree, but i can still get the pro series 2 cycle stihl. Same as pro series that stihl is still making. Sorry, i should have stated that before.
My second remark was 2 Tider.
I have both the Echo and the Stihl Kombi. The Stihl FAR outperforms the Echo. I'll be buying more Stihl 4mix in the future!!!
Thanks Hank. I like stihl also, i use fs 80 pro series. Never had a problem other than normal wear & tear
I've got the PAS260 and like it a lot. They beefed up the coupling and it's easier to fit the attachments than the older style I had. Have the pro sweep, straight hedge trimmer, edger, and string trimmer attachments for it. Echo is still 2 stroke with the improvements they have made in design they meet the stricter EPA standards.
PAS260 is the only thing I am buying from now on. I got trimmer, edger, articulating hedge trimmers, and prosweep attachments. Its was worth every penny.
I just got the echo PAS with the edger attchment. It was a new one but sitting on the shelf a year. Paid 229 with the edger attachment (great price basically got 30 off the motor and free edger) and so far (5 tanks of fuel) it has been a really well running machine. Maintaining edges are a snap but if you need to break a new over grown edge it lags a bit but will still get the job done.
I plan to get more attachments really soon. Will get the string trimmer atttachment just to use it as a backup.