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Old 08-06-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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Echo for the money! This one was in the classifieds last week. Sold now. New they are $150. Worth the extra $25

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Old 08-06-2018, 04:38 PM   #3
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Echo for the money! This one was in the classifieds last week. Sold now. New they are $150. Worth the extra $25

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She'll blow the grass out the yard too! It's a very nice unit, mucho more power than the Home Depot $119 Echo that I replaced with it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:31 PM   #4
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Echo model no. PB 251 . . You can run mine the next time you're here . .
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:46 PM   #5
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She'll blow the grass out the yard too! It's a very nice unit, mucho more power than the Home Depot $119 Echo that I replaced with it.
Good snag! I have a backpack echo and love it! Very powerful piece of equipment!
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #6
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I have been happier with my Echo equipment than my Stihl.

Stihl is good but i always had starting issues Not so much with Echo
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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I have an echo but love stihl products as well. Echo has better warranty.


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Old 08-06-2018, 06:24 PM   #8
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Whatever you get use truefuel.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:32 PM   #9
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I have had echo lawn equipment and blower for 5 years now. I have had 0 issues with all of them. I keep stabil in the gas and they all start right up.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:44 PM   #10
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I will agree on the Echo also. After going through 3 in 4 years I paid the extra money and have had it for 6 years. Haven’t even needed to change hoses or pump.

I use the true fuel in my chainsaw, because I don’t use it weekly. The blower should be ok on the 50/1 mixed fuel.


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Old 08-06-2018, 08:06 PM   #11
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Echos have a 5-yr warranty for home use too--
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:15 PM   #12
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Only heard good things about Echo, love my blower & weedeater. Wouldn’t be surprised if they go up in price over the next couple years.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:19 PM   #13
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Spoke with local dealer when I bought my weed eater and blower. They recommended echo.
And they sell both echo and stihl
Been 2 years and start everytime
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:26 PM   #14
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Don’t count out the new battery stuff .. I was pleasantly surprised. Ego 56 volt at Homey’s Have the hedge trimmer too and it’ll flat out go.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:28 PM   #15
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Donít count out the new battery stuff .. I was pleasantly surprised. Ego 56 volt at Homeyís Have the hedge trimmer too and itíll flat out go.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:27 PM   #16
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I have the Ryobi One Plus system blower and it works great. Over 50 tools work on the same battery system.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:59 AM   #17
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:17 AM   #18
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I have the echo from lowes and it is reliable with the use of the pre-mixed fuel. It might not be the most powerful, but it starts every time I need it.

I also have the stihl back pack with the mister tank on it. Its run's greats and puts out skeeter dope well, but I find that I grab the echo when I just need to blow the leaves off the patio.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:10 AM   #19
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:20 AM   #20
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Echo, hands down!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:30 AM   #21
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I use the toro from Homedepot
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:53 AM   #22
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:22 PM   #23
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I know you are not near me but I work at a John Deere dealership and we have an Echo hand held blower for $149.99 and from Aug. 6-20 Echo is having a 10% off sale on all hand helds.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:30 PM   #24
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #25
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The Makita 4 stroke blower, I never have to mess with mixed gas and all the problems it brings...

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #26
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The Makita 4 stroke blower, I never have to mess with mixed gas and all the problems it brings...

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Yep, just got one of these a couple months ago. Nice not having to mess with fuel mix. Especially since I trashed my previous 2-stroke blower, of 15 years, by putting straight gas in it. oops!
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:01 PM   #27
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #28
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I have an echo weed eater that’s about 4 years old. No problems.
Stihl leaf blower about the same age. Also no problems.
Stihl chain saw about 6 years old. Also no problems.

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None have ever had anything but true fuel or stihl fuel since new.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:00 PM   #29
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I have used them all, commercially, and you will not beat the Husquvaurna 125b handheld! It outperforms both Stihl and Echo considerably. The echo starts every time but doesn't have near the cfm's of the Husky. The Stihl has plenty of cfm's but it takes 30-40 seconds to warm up to full rpm's but the Husky starts right up and hits full rpm's immediately with more cfm's than all of them.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:26 PM   #30
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Pay up. Buy a Stihl. Best lifetime investment


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Old 08-07-2018, 11:42 PM   #31
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Another good pre-mix fuel to buy is VP. I get mine from a local shop that sells it in bulk for $14 a gallon if you bring your own can.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:34 AM   #32
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bowhuntvideo, I don't have a life time. I don't even buy green bananas.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:39 AM   #33
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I have used them all, commercially, and you will not beat the Husquvaurna 125b handheld! It outperforms both Stihl and Echo considerably. The echo starts every time but doesn't have near the cfm's of the Husky. The Stihl has plenty of cfm's but it takes 30-40 seconds to warm up to full rpm's but the Husky starts right up and hits full rpm's immediately with more cfm's than all of them.
I just bought one of these. I'm very pleased so far.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:03 AM   #34
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I have used them all, commercially, and you will not beat the Husquvaurna 125b handheld! It outperforms both Stihl and Echo considerably. The echo starts every time but doesn't have near the cfm's of the Husky. The Stihl has plenty of cfm's but it takes 30-40 seconds to warm up to full rpm's but the Husky starts right up and hits full rpm's immediately with more cfm's than all of them.
I bought one of these recently. I actually went all Husky on my new yard eqpt.
Very pleased so far.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:57 PM   #35
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Went with Echo, 170 rpm, 453 cfm, 25.4 hp.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:13 AM   #36
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went with echo, 170 rpm, 453 cfm, 25.4 hp.
25.4 hp?
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #37
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Good catch. CC
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:10 AM   #38
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Funny how experiences can differ from person to person. The only thing Husquvaurna Iíve ever owned is my blower. Bought it several years ago. Itís been a POS since I bought it. Itís never really run right, boggs down for no reason, I have to play with the choke to get it running, etc. I hate it and wonít buy another piece of Husquvaurna equipment. My Echo equipment has been great.
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Funny how experiences can differ from person to person. The only thing Husquvaurna Iíve ever owned is my blower. Bought it several years ago. Itís been a POS since I bought it. Itís never really run right, boggs down for no reason, I have to play with the choke to get it running, etc. I hate it and wonít buy another piece of Husquvaurna equipment. My Echo equipment has been great.
The only time mine slows down is when the air inlet pulls my shirt or pants leg against it. I have had great luck with Echo and Stihl eqpt also.
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I have an echo weed eater thatís about 4 years old. No problems.
Stihl leaf blower about the same age. Also no problems.
Stihl chain saw about 6 years old. Also no problems.

Common denominator:

None have ever had anything but true fuel or stihl fuel since new.
I have all Stihl equipment. Two of the oldest are a chainsaw I bought in 94 and a weedeater I bought in 01. I have never used true fuel or stihl fuel and have never had any problems with either.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:00 PM   #41
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Well I tried the new Echo, blower out today. Started and worked like a charm.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:26 PM   #42
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I've had the same Echo blower for about 25 years. Still running good.

I've never used that TrueFuel concoction. Use 87 octane gas, Stabil and oil.

Every other year I change the spark plug.
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