Husky or Echo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gruneich Lawn Care Inc., May 2, 2003.

  1. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Messages: 295

    I am looking for a new trimmer, and I have 2 Shindaiwa's T230, and a T231, and I dont like the style or the power of the new T231's, and my dealer said that they cant order anymore T230's. So now im looking for a new brand of trimmers to buy, I have looked at the Husky 323L or something like that, and at the Echo SRM260i, and both seem comparible, but im not sure which one is the better trimmer?

  2. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Do a search. Their is a lot of discussion on this topic.

    Personally I have never owned a Echo product so I can't comment on them. However, I did just purchase a Stihl KM85 split boom trimmer so I could benefit from different attachments and put my Husky 225l in reserve and all I have to say is "what a mistake". I definetly should have bought a Husky split boom. I do not like the Stihl at all, it takes forever to warm up, and once warm has nowhere near the power or smoothness of a Husqvarna product.
  3. henry2002

    henry2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I have both the husky 325 and the echo 260. I like the preformance of the husky alot better than my echo. The power from the husky is far greater than the echo. The weight seems less and the balance is far better to me.
  4. Organix

    Organix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    I have had the Husky 322L for over a year and have abused it pretty good. Had the clutch go out on a big clean up but it was under warranty. The thing has been really durable and starts right up and has tons of power. I agree about the balance, it seems perfect.

    I have used echos before and I don't think you can really go wrong that way either. Although, I think the Huskies start easier from my experience.

    I also have a Husky blower which has been great as well. Pretty much always starts first or second pull, and very powerful.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Husky Lx325
  6. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Echo SRM-260S.....what a great trimmer!!

    enough said!!
  7. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,791

    You da man, Grassmaster!

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I would look at the Stihl or the Red Max... Echo is homeowner quality.. Not happy with their performance.. Swithced to Red Max and no looking back... also use the kawasakis and love them too...
  9. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Echo is NOT "homeowner quality"...

    the 22.8 cc and up units are heavy duty commercial units that will stand up just like a RedMax but at much better prices..

    The back pack blowers (PB-650, 750 are the best as well...

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