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Help with choice.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I am LOOKING not buying just yet but, I am wondering would the ECHO 210 trimmer be good or the STIHL fs80 be better.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. owman

    owman LawnSite Member
    from so. Il
    Messages: 9

    Forget them both, go with a Redmax. A good light straight shaft would be a BC225, good power and sells for about $259
  3. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 57

    redmax and echo are both dependable units, have owned stihl whips, with not much luck, but they have great chainsaws.
  4. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    I have 2 FS 85 Stihls. Love them.
  5. Bouncer

    Bouncer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Although performance is important, also look for comfort and fit! You're going to spend a lot of time with this piece of machinery in your hands! Go to your dealer, try one out, check for weight, starting ease, and comfort! I have used both brands and prefer the Echo's over Stihl although no problems out of either.:angel:
  6. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Steer youself toward a STIHL.

    Go ahead and get the FS85, a very well engineered piece of equipment.

    Around here they go for $299.00 + tax.:)
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Stihl FS 85 RT.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I personally have not used an ECHO, but I have used Stihl's. And compared to other brands, for example;Shindawia, I love Stihls. Even though my employees feel that they run harder and give you the shakes (the hand shakes: you know, when you are sitting there and your hand just shakes non-stop) compared to Shindawia.
  9. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I also like both Stihl and Echo but prefer the Echo. If you by echo, DO NOT GET A 210. Get a 240 or 260s. Nothing wrong with a 210 but the 240 and 260s have unbeleivably more power and comfort for very little more money.
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457


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