Echo trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    Can anyone tell me if the 17" 21.2cc straight shaft trimmer is anygood I saw an add for $199.00 #306575. I am in need of a new one this year.
  2. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,788

    It's a great trimmer, but I would consider it light commercial duty. I would step up to the 230, or better yet, the 260.
  3. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I ran 2 SRM-2100's for 2 seasons. They ran like crazy but ran out of guts. They are okay as long as your doing light trimming, nothing heavy. I have a srm-260 and it a a nice unit just a little heavy.
  4. Steady Mowing

    Steady Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I started with an srm 230 and liked it until i bought an srm 260s. big difference. For $270, its with every penny.
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I have a 210i. The starting systems is great. I don't care for the balance of the trimmer though. Guess I'm used to a heavier unit. Anyhow, it performs wel but feels more like a Ryobi or some homeowner unit. If you were local I sell it to ya, it has only had one spool run on it. If I were you, I'd go with at least the 260.
  6. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    go with the 260.
  7. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Chefdrp I have that trimmer you are talking about. I bought it rather than renting one for a week while my Kawasaki was getting fixed. Its a pretty light duty machine, and I bet you'd wear it out in a year. Its a good "backup" trimmer, but I'd get one with bigger cc's.
  8. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I used to use only 2100's as they were or 210's as they are now.I used them on about 40 accounts per week April thru Oct. I used to average about 2 years out of one trimmer. Then I went to the 2400, or 240. It lasted about 3 years. Had ton more power though. Was worth the extra money. Last year I went to the 260S and love it. I wish I had done so sooner. I have never yet needed all the power its got and it is lighter weight than the 210 and 240. Made out of the lighter weight metal that is supposed to be just as srong as the old metal ones. Also more ergonomically balanced.
    This is a long answer to a simple question. Bottom Line is for the price, they are a GREAT trimmer.

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