stihl bg55 or echo pb-251

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buford24d, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. buford24d

    buford24d LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I want to buy one or the other. I've read so much about the bg85 being so much more powerful than the bg55 that I went to the local dealer to ask why. He told me the 85 has a beefier engine with ball bearing mains and a different impeller/venturi/housing design. He said the flat versus round tube didn't matter on air speed. So I e-mailed stihl and they told me differently. They said the only difference between the two was the mufflers. One must be a cat. The housings are the same. The muffler gives more HP/air speed. The stihl has 2 rings, the echo has 1. The stihl ign. module is 2 years, the echo is lifetime. I like the cruise control on the echo. The echo is new. The stihl is tried and true. Any thoughts? Thanks for any feedback.
  2. Clem Clifford

    Clem Clifford LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Go for the Echo Buford if that's what your passionate for. Besides, it's real pretty with that fancy color.

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