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Stihl Gearhead Attachments Retrofit

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pobox, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. pobox

    pobox LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Hi folks! I would like to fit a Stihl gearhaed attachment on a Echo SRM-260 trimmer. Will the drive shaft and tube match? I own Echo stuff but like that Stihl offers gearhead attachments such as the Power Scythe.
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Take your Echo to your nearest Stihl dealer and have then compare. They may be able to try it without you buying it.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,838

    Can't even change between the two different Echo shafts (steel/flex) so I would high doubt it will interchange with any other brands.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I did it the other way around and created the stihlecho and got two years out of it. I had to grind the end of the shaft to get it to fit.
  5. pobox

    pobox LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks guys. It sounds like Stihl uses a slightly larger square drive shaft than the Echo cable drive I have so I'll have to do some more thinking.

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