Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Stihl vs echo weed eaters...


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-22-2013, 07:56 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 3
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

I like Echo parts are easy to find. Homedepot on dang near every corner! Plus I started with them.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
This could be one of those never ending debates. Like Ford or Chevy????


It's all personal preference. Plus, they way things are built now-a-days...don't expect it to last long!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-22-2013, 11:15 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

I have never owned an echo ,but my ancient tanaka has lasted through several stihls and even a very nice mitsubishi .I is my dream to one day own a ryobi !
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Williams Simple Lawn Care Williams Simple Lawn Care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 2
Williams Simple Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cbforrester2 View Post
Sthil vs echo weed eaters? What's your experience been like?
Echo. I have one Stilh weedeater and usually save it if something were to happen to my Echo's
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-09-2013, 11:40 PM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
I have never owned an echo ,but my ancient tanaka has lasted through several stihls and even a very nice mitsubishi .I is my dream to one day own a ryobi !
Ryobi? Don't do it, been there done that, what a hunk of garbage
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-10-2013, 06:30 AM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jymie View Post
Ryobi? Don't do it, been there done that, what a hunk of garbage
You dont seem to pick up on sarcasm very well.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-10-2013, 09:03 AM
NPM_LLC NPM_LLC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Western NY
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 2
NPM_LLC is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the Stihl FS90R weedeaters..they are by far more powerful than any echo I have used and they are going on 4 hard summers with no issues at all.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-23-2013, 09:43 AM
smallstripeslawncare smallstripeslawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 32
Rep Power: 3
smallstripeslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I have had bad luck with trimmers over the last year. I started with a weed eater brand trimmer from walmart that I had I had a Redmax BCZ2460S and bought it brand new 10 years ago so its lasted awhile (I was little when I got it because I've always loved weedeaters) but the coil kept cutting out when I started using it daily. Then I got an SRM225 that I loved but it was stolen and then I tried the redmax and I had tons of issues with it. It sounded like a bottom end issue when it idles but especially when trimming anything a little heavy and I knew it wasn't right and definitely not going to last. The dealer wouldn't do anything for me because I wasn't using the redmax oil which is complete BS but I decided to never go to that dealer again. Then I tried the FS90R but its hard to edge with it since the throttle has no in between. Its idle or full throttle. Plus I kept having starting issues with it when warm and the dealer said it was a bad coil and decided it was best to give my money back since I needed it right then and not weeks from now and wasn't willing to give a loaner.

I now have an Echo SRM-230. Plenty of power for weekly lawns and so far so good with it. Plus I really like the echo's sound compared to the others.

Blowers I have a Redmax EBZ8500RH and love it. Plenty of power and gets the job done. I bought a Stihl BR600 for a helper during leaf season and it just didn't compare to the redmax. I've never tried echo blowers but I know the Redmax is more powerful than the biggest echo blower.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-23-2013, 01:26 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I tried pretty much every commercial brand. I put my own rating system on each. I thought this was important since theres a big difference between first and second in certain categories.

The newer husquarvanas are Redmax and newer Echo are Shindawia. So these ratings apply to before the takeovers. Both these companies were making crap before.

I'm no brand wh*re. I like what works and stays running.

Blowers: Redmax (10), Shindawia (9), Stihl (5), Husquarvana (4) Echo (3).

Trimmers/Edgers/Hedgers: Stihl (10), Redmax (9), Shindawia (8), Echo (6), Husquarvana (5).

Chainsaws: Stihl (10), jonsered (7), Redmax (6), Husquarvana (6), Echo (5).
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-24-2013, 10:43 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I tried pretty much every commercial brand. I put my own rating system on each. I thought this was important since theres a big difference between first and second in certain categories.

The newer husquarvanas are Redmax and newer Echo are Shindawia. So these ratings apply to before the takeovers. Both these companies were making crap before.

I'm no brand wh*re. I like what works and stays running.

Blowers: Redmax (10), Shindawia (9), Stihl (5), Husquarvana (4) Echo (3).

Trimmers/Edgers/Hedgers: Stihl (10), Redmax (9), Shindawia (8), Echo (6), Husquarvana (5).

Chainsaws: Stihl (10), jonsered (7), Redmax (6), Husquarvana (6), Echo (5).
From what I understand you are incorrect about the Echo being Shindawia it is the Shindawia that is an Echo product. I am under the understanding it has to do with patents that Redmax(or now Husquvarna) owns, that prevented the Shindawia products from being built without a redesign.

Also not All Husquvarna products are Redmax just a few models.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Stihl Saw usmc3391 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 18 07-21-2012 09:16 PM
Echo MR.MOWER Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 6 12-18-2011 09:05 PM
Echo 620 or 770? Albert715 Community Assistance 9 11-23-2010 06:46 AM
Weed Eaters? skennard Community Assistance 5 10-27-2009 04:09 PM
Echo vs Stihl tomcat172002 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 16 04-25-2009 08:46 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:41 PM
Today 08:23 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 64
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Today 06:20 AM
Today 07:22 PM
by ringahding1
2 78
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Today 05:47 PM
by NHray
2 268
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:59 PM
Today 01:59 PM
by Mr. Mow
0 44
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 06:33 AM
Today 01:50 PM
by Mr. Mow
8 202
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Today 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 563
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 399
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,226
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 01:12 PM
by SGL1
6 636
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Today 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 173
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,712
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 06:15 PM
by Steve
3 273
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,231
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 142
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 221
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Yesterday 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 651
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,098
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 395
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 233
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,219
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 214
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 576
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 879
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,235
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 616
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,948
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 361
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 331
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,420
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,443
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,525
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 462
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 625
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 466
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 813
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,445
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 779
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,584
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,000
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 904
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 557
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 542
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,074
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,940
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,586
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 791
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 771
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 855
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 675
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,399
» Popular Tags
4x4 apartment complex article marketing auger bark bid billy goat brushcutter blades care charge collections decorating ditches equipment rental exmark ferris foreman four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf removal marketing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower podcast promotion pto redmax running a business scag scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steve stihl theft theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy