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#16 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 05:33 PM

ECHO SRM225

 

 

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Posted May 01, 2014 - 07:41 PM

I too got sick and tired of cheap trimmers from real mart.   Last summer bought a mid priced stihl it has twice the power of anything that I have ever owned.  


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 03:52 PM

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 07:37 PM

I use Stihl equipment - little more money up front, but last forever and you can get parts if you need them.
Echo is debatably the #2 pro trimmer behind Stihl. A "pro" quality trimmer is definitely worth buying, especially if you have a larger yard or acreage to deal with. Lots more power than a box store disposable one, and usually can be adapted to brush blades for heavier growth.

I use a Stihl FS85 (2 stroke) for yard work, and an FS90 (4 mix - hybrid 4 stroke/2stroke motor) for brush cutting, But presently rebuilding an FS250 (2 stroke) for heavy brush cutting duties and clearing saplings/heavy growth. The 250 packs 2.15 hp, and with a saw blade, can cut small trees!
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Posted January 01, 2015 - 07:44 PM

We have a Stihl FS90 as well and it does a great job. I gotta admit it is weird using a 4 stroke trimmer because of it being thumpier but Stihl did a good job with the vibration dampening and balancing. 



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Posted January 01, 2015 - 10:31 PM

No pics as they are currently buried in the garage but, I have a Homelite, a Stihl, and a Robin, as well as two Homelites waiting to be repaired.  I also have a Echo brush cutter for tough jobs.



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Posted January 02, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Haven't put it together yet, as I'm not sure what tractor I want to put it on.

 

Bolens 12v tractor mounted trimmer:

 

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 07:42 PM

Haven't put it together yet, as I'm not sure what tractor I want to put it on.

 

Bolens 12v tractor mounted trimmer:

 

You can put it on the Buzzard!



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:46 AM

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I thought that was a fertilizer spreader... :dancingbanana:



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 02:37 PM

I thought that was a fertilizer spreader... :dancingbanana:

It trims and spreads at the same time.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 03:18 AM

Don't have one. FIL gave me some cheap of junk that took 10 min to start , took me 10 seconds to toss it in the scrap heap.

But I did use the 2 stroke gas to do edging under the chain link fence--lasted all summer.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 09:32 AM

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 09:40 AM

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 12:12 PM

I have a weedeater brand thing. Smallest they sell and cheapest. Bought it in 2006 and it's be running with no problems since. The only thing I do to it is add fuel and string. Never changed the plug never cleaned the air filter never drained the fuel. Never fails to start even after hanging in the unheated garage all winter.

My yard at both houses I used it at require very little trimming. My yard now I don't even have to use a push mower it's set up so everything can be mowed with the tractor. The only thing I have to do is weedeater around the house and garage.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 12:45 PM

I have a weedeater brand thing. Smallest they sell and cheapest. Bought it in 2006 and it's be running with no problems since. The only thing I do to it is add fuel and string. Never changed the plug never cleaned the air filter never drained the fuel. Never fails to start even after hanging in the unheated garage all winter.

My yard at both houses I used it at require very little trimming. My yard now I don't even have to use a push mower it's set up so everything can be mowed with the tractor. The only thing I have to do is weedeater around the house and garage.

That what I use they are cheap enough to throw away after they stop running and buy another . I had a high dollar one lasted maybe 2 years stopped running and I could never get that fixed right.






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