Echo Weed-Eater Trimmer line Max. Size

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  1. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Messages: 213

    I have Echo SRM-210, Echo SRM-2400, and an Echo SRM-261T straight-shaft weed-eaters. I was wondering if anyone knew what the max. size of trimmer line I could use on each of the trimmers listed above. I just purchased some .105 Gatorline and I want to make sure I can use it on all of these trimmers without putting undue stress on the weed-eaters. Thanks to anyone who sends a little information my way.
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    you may need to drill out the hole in the spool a bit to use that size line. the engines have enough power for 105 line
  3. Yard-Ape

    Yard-Ape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I have no problem getting the .105 crossfire on my 261-t's. The hole in the spool is pretty tight the first few windings, but pulling the crossfire string through it loosens it up pretty quick.
  4. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    if you still have the guard on the trimmers they all should do fine with the larger line. However, if the guards are off then I would think that the 210 would struggle a bit, 240 eh, but the 261t should be like "just another day".
    I run .095 in my 260/261t's and that line does well. Ive thought about trying .105 though, maybe Ill try it sooner rather then later...
    OBTW, if you think about it, square line is has more material then equivalent round, star or twisted line, I only use square line.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,596

    I would doubt if the 210 would be powerful enough to cut the cord to length that is way too large for it.....what are you cutting that you need that big of cord?
  6. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    my 261t i run Oregon magnum square 0.95 it has the torque but not the rpm. and that line last i tried 1.05 but it runs sluggish
  7. Kid With A Mower

    Kid With A Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    The 210 might be under powered, but it wont hurt it. The 261t should be fine. BTW: please don't call them "weed eaters" this is a crappy brand for home owners, just call them "line trimmers", or if you must "weed whackers". Hahaha J/K.
  8. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Messages: 213

    Sorry. My "line trimmer" really does "eat the weeds." Especially now that I got the .105 trimmer line. Haha thanks for your help, Kid with a mower.
  9. EGL&L

    EGL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    We use the Power Attachment Series with the rapid load head, and have been for the last 4 years. We always use .135 line, and have never had a problem.
  10. heybruck34

    heybruck34 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I have a 13 year old 2100 and it does fine with the .105 crossfire line. Cuts better than it ever did with the .90 round that it came with.

    Use it- no problems at all for me for 3+ years using the .105...

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