What do you guys think about the detachable echo trimmers.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kebrowns, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
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  2. RocketRollinSX

    RocketRollinSX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Ive got a PAS 266 and the trimmer attachment. Works slick for me.
  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the 265 with pole saw and edger. I use it everyday with the edger. I think its a good piece to have to buy attachments for stuff you don't use very often instead if having a bunch of stuff laying around that cost more.
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  4. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know if the design has been improved over the years, but when I used them many years ago, the locking mechanism where the attachment connects would start to strip or wear out from switching attachments so much. The attachment/edger or weedeater head would start to come loose and fall off all the time.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I have the PAS265 with 6 different attachments as well as the extension.
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Two years ago they were offering that "combo box" with an EDGER and not that stupid blower. At least that combo was useful.
    If I were to guess, someone looked at the warehouse full of blower attachments collecting dust and figured out a way to get rid of some of them.

    Last I researched, Echo offered a greater variety of attachments than Stihl, but I could be wrong.
    I may revisit the idea of an Echo PAS unit next season.
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Nut, don't count out the blower attachment. While I don't own one, it might be the next purchase I make. The dealer said that the feedback he's gotten has been that it has more power then any top of the line handheld but less then the high end back packs. I'd like to try one first. I'll have to see if he'll let me use one for a day to see if it could take the place of my handheld.
  8. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 265 and 266 with trimmers, a pole saw, an edger, a hedge clipper, and a power paddle. We really love the units, and have very few problems with them. They are nice, because we can use them as trimmers if our other ones go down, or as hedge trimmers if our handheld ones break. I would recommend getting a little bigger one that that, like the 266. Trust me, for the little bit of price difference it is worth it!
  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ive used a PAS 260 (265) For the last 5-6 years no problems.
  10. Grnhed

    Grnhed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I want one just for the sake of having a back up trimmer BUT more importantly, you have the option of buying the BED DEFINER attachment which here in Texas there are a lot of freestanding beds and quite often tree rings with no edging. We run the edger around the rings and the beds and it looks ok depending on which guy does it as it is a bit of an art but, with the bed definer on, I can only imagine it would look a TON better.

    Does anyone have any experience with the bed definer???? I am NOT going to spend 700 to have a dedicated engine on something I only use once or twice a week.

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