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Echo Vs. Stihl??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MrUPS, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    What is everyone's opinion on Echo vs Stihl??
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    I am quite happy with my echo PB-602 backpack blower and my Stihl FS-80 trimmer. :)

    And, I imagine that if I dropped my echo blower on my stihl trimmer from a height of 40 feet, I would probably do a lot of damage to both. :D
  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Stihl was around first right? Looks to me like everyone copies there products.
    Whats that tell you?
  4. STIHL
  5. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    I use both, but I like Stihl alot more...they're easier to use, easier to work on, are made better, and last a lot longer...
  6. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks guys I was leaning towards the Stihl, Only for the reason they were just a little cheaper, I was quoted 560 for the string trimmer and the 90* adjustable hedge clippers. The echo was 650. Do these sound ok??
  7. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Go with Stihl. You will not regret spending a little extra money for it.
  8. Mike (MLC)

    Mike (MLC) LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    All my equipment is Stihl . ( trimmers,edges,blowers,hedge trimmers,chainsaw) STIHL IS # 1
  9. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    $560 and $650???? i have 4 stihl trimmers fs80 and fs85's. none were more than $$280.
  10. gwoods

    gwoods LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 30

    i started buying stihl because i get them at 10% over cost i bought a fs-75 edger,two bg55 blowers, stihl axe, fs85 extreme trimmer lighter than most trimmers on the market ( because my shindiawa went down),farm boss,hs45 hedgetrimmer. best equipment i have ever run.

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