Stihl or Echo Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pat'sPerfectLawnService, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    just wondering are the gearbox attachments any good. like the prunner or hedge trimmer atachment
  2. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    What husky do u have like what model?
  3. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Just a stupid question: You try cranking up the idle?
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,199

    You have got to learn how to adjust these units none of them will run forever without some tweaking. The echo has high and low needles and of course an idle adjustment.
  5. LedgedaleLawn

    LedgedaleLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Echo = Junk. I bought a SRM265T last year and it was the biggest piece of crap I have ever bought. If I could cram that Echo up someones ass at corporate I would. Its been out of commission for 2 months, the starter rope broke, the head doesn't stay together, and the stupid thing takes 500 pulls to start, it has about as much power as my Norelco shaver and its been back to the dealer twice for stupid little things like a gas cap not venting and an exhaust gasket. I have an 11 year old Stihl FS200 that has never had anything but a few air filters, we still use it as a back up, starts every time. $400 down the drain. Did I mention I hate Echo?
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    323L but the 232 is the same thing just a shaft difference.
  7. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 793

    Used three cases of Dolmar 2.5gal synthetic oil in my two cycles this year! The only two trimmers that I had zero trouble with are a Dolmar 330c and a Echo 265-s! My tanaka's Redmax Shindaiwa and stihls were all down with carb issues!

    Next year I will be replacing with more Echo or Dolmars! I have a 260 Dolmar that was real good but it broke because an employee ran over it! Too bad it just was not tought enough to take being run over:confused:
  8. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Hey!!! Trimmer vs truck? Tell me one case that the trimmer win!!!:laugh:
  9. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    I like the Husqvarna 335LS, that's what I use. It has a ludicrously large (36cc) 2 stroke engine and awesome throttle response. Damn near twist itself out of my hand. I love it. Price is reasonable, about $430. Rumor has it that it's being discontinued in 2011, so I'm going to buy a bunch.

    Earlier today I demo'd a Stihl 4 stroke. Felt solid, good balance, great fit and finish. I have to admit I was disappointed in the engine. It didn't scream like a banshee or reach ridiculous rpm's. I could see the Stihl being good for a newbie, the power is more easily controlled. The delivery of the power is smoother.
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I believe that the head speed on the Stihl 4 mix is the same as your Husky. Just because the engine builds power and torque at a lower rpm and is quiter does not mean that the head is not getting after it.

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