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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I just received my 2003 master products catalog for Echo and I was wondering how good are their products? I mostly just use Stihl, so I was wondering whether they wear longer, more durable, price wise, smoother, powerful, etc?
  2. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Ive used Echo in the past, they are good machines, but I still would buy Stihl over Echo. Echo does have good hand blowers, we've had one for over 8 years, still runs great.
  3. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Echo is very durable. I had an Echo 2100 I used for 9 years with no problems. I have an Echo blower going into its 11th season, with no troubles at all. I have an Echo 2400 trimmer now that is going into its 3rd season with no troubles.

    My Exmark dealer sells Stihl. I have been slowly switching to Stihl. But I actually perfer Echo over Stihl. Both are good though.
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    I haven't used many others but have had excellent results with all my echo stuff. See no reason to try anything different
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I totally agree I would take a stihl over echo anyday. I also have to say that echo makes a very product I have the echo pb2100,cs4400,cs3450 and no problems they are o.k. with me but, I would say stihl anyday.
  6. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I've had good luck with echo trimmers and blowers.however my next weedeater will be kawasaki,and my next blower will be redmax.:rolleyes:
  7. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I have an Echo trimmer, Blower , and hedge trimmer. All three run great and have given me little trouble. I will probably buy another.
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    grassdaddy- picked up a Red Max yesterday. a 7001. Have used stihl for 15 years. Glad Red Max is here. never go back to Stihl. the price was 449.00 I think i got a good deal. live next door to you.rossville
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I've let friends (who use Echo) try my Shindaiwa trimmers and blowers. Their more impressed with my Shindaiwa's than their Echos.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    And see Bob I have two shindaiwas and I don't like them compared to my Stihls. They just seem not as durable

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