Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Probably not the best time for this but i have the opportunity to get one so here we go!! I need a comparison betweeen the units below, what owners think of them, performance, power, any feedback would be greatly appreciated:

    Echo PE-230
    Stihl FC-75
    Shindaiwa LE261

    I have dealers for all of them, all are great, the echo and shindi dealer is the same and the stihl dealer is a different one. If anyone has any ideas of prices that would be helpful also. I think these three units are comparable, Thanks


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    We purchased a 260 new in 2002 runs like a champ no problems we are running redmax now we traded the shin in to a new edger.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We have an FC75 and I think we paid $299 plus tax. Before we bought this we used trimmers to edge, the edger saves a lot of time when edging large areas. We still use the trimmers to edge sometimes, but in thick Zyosia and Bermuda there is no comparison the edger leaves the best look.
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I have an FC75 that is OLD. I cant even tell you how many hours are on the thing. It works well, could use a little more power but still gets the job done. It still starts on 1st or 2nd pull. Only thing I have had a problem with is the starter rope broke once.
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    The SHindy 260 is very nice!!!:)
  6. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i have a 03 le231 starts always and runs great with great power--the 260 can only be better

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    R E D M A X
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Forgot about them, what model redmax would be comparable to the others up top? The redmax dealer is also the one with shindi and echo so im all set for a dealer. Thanks, keep the responses comming!!
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i like the echo edger best -best wheel desighn.
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Forget about them? Redmax is the best damn thing I ever used! Comfortable powerful and easy to use.

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