Who recommends Echo Trimmers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, May 21, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    I see more guys with Echos I think than anything else. I've got a troy built $125 trimmer that works well enough, but may have a lot more vibration than a more pro unit. I wake up with numb fingers often and sometimes have some aches. The salesman told me that the $200-300 commercial grades have almost no vibration in comparison and are much better for your nerves and less likely to ever cause corpal tunnel or nerve damage. What do u guys think?
  2. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    I like mine. I have a troy-bilt that I now use for a back up, it's a vibrating POS.
  3. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Really? So would u say that the echo is much better on the hands?
  4. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    ANother thing I heard was that sthil ( or some name like that ) makes the best ( least vibrarations) trimmer for around $275 or something. Does Echo make anything as good as that or at least close?

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    I have used ECHO for 2 years now daily without a problem ...They always start on the first or second pull...Go choice for the money IMHO
  6. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Echo all the way...currently have 3 srm-210s and they've never let me down...they are really good on the hands...

    until you can afford a good trimmer i suggest getting some anti-shock gloves to wear...they work wonders for me....
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Belive it or not I have a n echo trimmer that's on it's 10th year now........

    I have never changed the spark plug and only replaced the air filter once..

    I expect it to blow any day now.... but it just keeps on going.....

    not too bad on the hands....
  8. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I use Echo and recomend it
  9. Timberline

    Timberline LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 5

    I have had echo and stihl....the STIHL is the way to go as far as I'm concerned.
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I have used echo for years and thats all I will use good trimmers and blowers

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