shindaiwa or echo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southerneclipse, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Welcome to lawnsite
  2. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    Everyone hates on Echo, but I love my weed whacker.

    Red Max or Stihl are two pricier but great options. Redmax makes the best back pack blowers out there.
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    everyone hates on echo for good reason
  4. WayneJessie

    WayneJessie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Echo owns and handles some of the final assembly but engines and most other components of the Shindy are still made by Yamabiko in jAPAN.
  5. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Correct however Echo applied for got addition time to meet the governments mandate for 4 mix/4 stroke emission requirements

    at the end of the day It's a toss up to many variables mechanical aptitude, maintenance, etc etc

  6. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 184

    Yes if people would do some research and check they would find that Echo, Shindaiwa and Kioritz are all owned and are subsidiary's of the Yamabiko Corp/group out of Tokyo Japan and Stihl has nothing to do with Echo.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013

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