Stihl trimmers Vs Echo trimmers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Which one is better? Trying to decide if echo line of trimmers/edgers/blowers are any better than stihls
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    I have Echo, I think they are the best. Johnny has Stihl, he thinks they are the best.

    Glad to help.
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  3. nnusskern

    nnusskern LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    I agree with Patriot i have owned both and now use just echo. I think that echo starts much easier.
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  4. thecuttingedgelawn

    thecuttingedgelawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I have nothing but Stihl, and I know a friend that has a few Echo products, both of us like what we have. Depends on how close your dealers are and service etc. I personally think Stihl is a better product, see more of them out there, and have never had any trouble with my Stihl equipment.
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Echo for me, they are both good
  6. myblacktruck

    myblacktruck LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 33

    I have both and like them both. Sometimes one will act up and the other won't sometimes neither will.
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Yea it's a ford chevy debate you decide! I like stihl myself
  8. MisterBreeze

    MisterBreeze LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Stihl FS 90 is the way to go. Echo's have carb problems
  9. HPI_Savage25

    HPI_Savage25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    I am a Stihl fan myself. I own a few Echo products and like them also but overall I like the Stihl better. I also have to drive 20miles out to get to the nearest Echo dealer where I have a Stihl dealer about 2mins from my house.
  10. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    We're I'd dealer located

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