Echo Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rungreen, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Looking at new echo trimmers what model does everyone like.
  2. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    Stihl FS90R

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Echo SRM-265T. Great trimmer and great power.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    second the stihl. ive had nothing but problems with echo. i have one left and i took it to my stihl dealer cause i cant deal with the echo dealer anymore.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i have three of the old SRm-210s, love them
    have a SRM-230 awesome power

    i heard the SRM-265 are a beast
  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    That model has the 4-layer flex cable drive.

    The model SRM-265S with its solid shaft drive is superior. :p
  7. carguyrob

    carguyrob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Never run stihl, I've always had echo and had good luck. Nice and light with very good power. I'm probably gonna pick up a 265T or S this year.
  8. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    As I understand it, unless somebody tells me otherwise, the model SRM-265T
    has the cable drive with a high torque (gear reduction) gearbox. The model
    SRM-265S has the solid shaft drive with a low torque gearbox. So if my
    assumptions are correct, the SRM-265T gives you more torque but won't last
    as long, and the SRM-265S will last longer but won't give you as much torque.
  9. dtc0207

    dtc0207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    You are incorrect as all ECHO trimmers come with a LIFETIME WARRENTY on the drive shaft it does not matter if it is solid or flex
  10. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    Then why does Echo make both a cable drive version
    and a solid shaft version? They must have a damn good
    reason; I'm curious as heck to know what that reason is.
    Why would someone prefer cable drive over shaft drive???

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