Which trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tyler's Lawn Maintenance, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I have the ability to purchase 2 very similar echo trimmers for $125 each. The first, an echo srm-230, is the older model with the grey head and the srm-225, is the newer model with the orange head. Both have minimal use and have been well kept. I am having a hard time deciding, because the 225 is newer, but the 230 has more power. I need you guys to help me decide.

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  2. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    get both & have a back up. A good commercial unit cost upwards of $300 plus.
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    i use shindaiwa home pro's. Their light and cheap and last for years. Still have my first one and still runs like a champ. $199 new.
  4. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    If have to choose one, SRM230. The older model is more established and less emission control. It has a 2 ring Tornado engine. If you can get both, go for it.
  5. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    love my srm 225 plus recetly got the edgit, cant wait to try it out in the spring
  6. Frierson

    Frierson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Considering the 230 is a drive, i would just get the 225
  7. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Well it looks like the 225 is coming my way in the next week, because the 230 is located 75 miles away from me.
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  8. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    I have both but prefer the 230. The 225 is ok but it seems i'm always running out of fuel with the smaller tank.

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