Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Altonfl Excellent Value
Bought this equipment because of the warranty and reputation for quality. Got a brush cutting blade to clear out some areas of my lot. Has done very well at clearing brush and small saplings.
June 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rodaddy Gas Brush cutter
the cutter was extremely difficult to assemble. the instructions were very poor.
It is working fine once assembled.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valley10 So far, so good.
I recently ordered the Echo 17 in. 21.2 cc gas, brush cutter and it arrived fast. All the parts were there, including goggles (which were a nice touch)!
I have used it three times since I got it and so far is working fine. It took some time to get used to the handlebar but other than that, I have no complaints.
I would say that putting it together wasn't as easy as I expected. The accompanying manual it's not that easy to understand so I needed help from a friend who knows more about machines than I do.
Hopefully, this brush cutter will last more than two years, which is the time my old one lasted.
August 31, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TurnBoy This handles everything I have thrown at it.
I bought this a month ago to clear brush on a large, very steep hill. I previously had a cheaper, curved shaft trimmer that I had put a blade on. Although it worked somewhat, it eventually broke the flexible shaft. If you are going to use a cutting blade, you need a straight shaft like my new Echo. The blade easily goes thru 2 inch sumac, and other small trees, as well as doing a fine job on weeds.
July 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LaVern Good machine but needs a bit of improvement
I bought the machine to use for extensive electric fence weed control. Works great except the strap and attaching points need to be improved. My previous brush cutter is a Husqvarna 225R. It too has the wide handle bar style handles. and it too came with a harness to support the brushcutter. The Echo SRM-225U needs a better body harness to carry the weight better, and it needs a more adjustable attaching point similar to the HusqVarna to enable different operators the ability to adjust it to their preferences.
I also think the carburetor could be better protected though this has not been an issue yet. Other than those two points, of which I think is important, Ithink the Echo is
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sirhog Quality, at a price
Have used Echo products for years and have found them durable. Hopefully this will prove to be the same. Although higher cost than many other brands, seems well built and operates without problem. Some assembly required, but nothing major. Some of the factory installed bolt in the U-handle were required to be loosened for alignment(per instructions). Some were seriously over tightened and were difficult to loosen. All necessary assembly tools are provided, but the small Torx wrench that was provided broke due to the tension needed to loosen. Fortunately I have better wrench. This does include the brush blade which many dealers apparently remove then sell it separately. It is a $20 item. The included harness is rather primitive. For any serious use, I would suggest purchasing a more comfortable and substantial harness.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hogwallis The product does a great job.
My hunting partner and I have been clearing lanes for next year, he has a chainsaw I have the Brush Cutter. He has decided to hang up the chainsaw and purchase a Brush Cutter for himself. Great machine!!!!
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaDon Excellent brush cutter
Well worth paying a little extra to get a solid, well made cutter. I use to have a John Deere that never performed well.
It comes with a brush blade that can handle more than advertised. I bought a extra blade (beaver blade) for bigger jobs and the engine size has no problem cutting through small saplings (2").
So far so good. Can get a lot done in a short time.
April 17, 2010