echo u-turn head

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gandk06, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    I was just on Echo's website and saw they have new trimmer head that is supposed to be very easy to reload. I like the current head that they have but at times the lines still gets tangled around itself inside. I was wondering if anyone has tried it and does it ever tangle the line.

    TOOLSHACK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I haven't actually "used" this head yet... but I did try loading it up with line and took it apart at a recent dealer meeting. I'm excited about this product. It should bridge the gap between fixed line heads and standard bump-feed heads.

    Of course, it's not a completely new idea. Ryobi had a similar head available for years through Home Depot... but it was NOT of a commercial quality like this one.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I knew Toolshack would beat me to this thread.

    I haven't used the new head, but I will probably start using it. I don't really have any problem with the Echo bump head that I use now. This new one should be a little faster to load and easier for the "help" to figure out.
  4. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    That is the same thing I was thinking. I think the current heads are good but just thought these could be even better.
  5. BentleyOutdoors

    BentleyOutdoors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I played with one at the shop the other day, and I have to tell you it was pretty great, but the one thing that I didnt like was the clear plastic spool, but other than that it was really nice.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    We have used echo products since the early 80's and see them come a long way and so far in my opinion 90% of their products have gotten better and better.

    i saw the new models and heard about the new head and was excited about it due to ease of use for the newbies we train and veterans like myself.

    i would love to see it closer and use one of course, but i can tfind a good pic at least to satisfy my craving!!:dancing:
  7. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    What exactly is he going to trim with it at this time of year? ;)

    I have the old school echo head and the new(er) one with two reels-channels, one for each side. One occasionally gets stuck/tangled and the other welds/melds the line together inside. Once I eventually figured out how to work with them I've been ok. I was looking at somebodies speed-feed head and was interested. Then I saw the new Echo widget on their website and want to give it a whirl though.
  8. DustyOH

    DustyOH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I just purchased this head and put it on my new SRM-265T and it is great, just like the other heads, easy to load. They have a picture and video on their website if you wanna see it
  9. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Right, not a new concept, but Shindaiwa was the ground-breaker with the commercial Speed-Feed heads a few years ago. They're extremely popular now.
  10. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    We switched all of our heads over to the U-Turns and couldn't be happier.

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