Model # SRM-280U

Internet #100663405

ECHO 17 in. 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Brush Cutter
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ECHO

17 in. 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Brush Cutter

$555.37 /each

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The ergonomically friendly ECHO brush cutter can be used with its bump-and-feed trimmer head or its blade to handle cutting applications. An offset U-handle and shoulder harness make the cutter easier and more comfortable to use. The stop switch, throttle and lockout are also conveniently located for safety.

  • 17 in. maximum cutting width helps to quickly and efficiently finish the job
  • 28.1 cc Power boost vortex engine is powerful and efficient
  • For use with 0.095 in. line
  • Offset U-handle is ergonomically friendly
  • Conveniently located stop switch and throttle lockout for safety
  • Shoulder harness balances the cutter when used for long periods of time
  • Anti-vibration design limits fatigue for extended use
  • Commercial-grade felt air filtration helps keep dirt and debris out of the engine
  • Centrifugal clutch for ease of use
  • Includes ECHOmatic Pro trimmer head and blade conversion kit (blade not included)

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17 in. 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Brush Cutter
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Can this model be used to cut along the edges of the grass? Is the handle adjustable?

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September 30, 2016
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Hi abe,
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The U-Handle can be adjusted around so that the string head is perpendicular for edging. Simply loosen the bolts at the center support and rotate the handle to the desired position, and re-tighten the bolts.
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September 30, 2016
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This model can be used to cut along edges of grass.
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Echo 280U 28 cc

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June 16, 2015
Can one purchase a saw blade attachment for this machine and a full harness?
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June 16, 2015
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The SRM-280U is designed for use with a metal blade. I have listed the available blades and part numbers below; 99944200047 - Three Cutter Metal Blade (20mm) - ECHO three-cutter blades are specially designed to cut brush, shrubs and grass. 69500108331 - 7" 80 Tooth Brush Blade (20mm Arbor) - Designed for cutting heavy weeds, brush, and saplings up to 1/2" in diameter. 69500120331 - 8" 80 Tooth Brush Read More
The SRM-280U is designed for use with a metal blade. I have listed the available blades and part numbers below; 99944200047 - Three Cutter Metal Blade (20mm) - ECHO three-cutter blades are specially designed to cut brush, shrubs and grass. 69500108331 - 7" 80 Tooth Brush Blade (20mm Arbor) - Designed for cutting heavy weeds, brush, and saplings up to 1/2" in diameter. 69500120331 - 8" 80 Tooth Brush Blade (20mm Arbor) - Designed for material up to 2.5" in diameter depending on the material being cut and the condition of the blade. 69600120331 - 8" 8 Tooth Grass and Weed Blade (20mm Arbor) - Designed for grass, garden debris and thick weeds. 99944200130 - 22 Tooth Clearing Saw Blade (20mm Arbor) - For use on thick saplings and dense thicket up to 2-1/2" in diameter. This model also has a shoulder harness available. The part number for the harness is, 99944200202. Read Less
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Hi Peter,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Yes, Homedepot.com offers these accessories to you.
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Hi Peter,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Yes, Homedepot.com offers these accessories to you.
Copy and paste this address to compare these products:
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Can this trimmer be fitted with the blade conversion kit that is available at my local Home Depot?

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July 16, 2015
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The SRM-280U comes standard with the Speed Feed High Capacity Trimmer Head. However, it may be used with a metal blade. This model will come equipped with all necessary hardware to add a blade and a metal shield. The only part needed would be a compatible metal blade.
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i have a lot brushes and small trees which is the best brush cutter the staight or the curve

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Just my opinion, but I would think straight, if only because it'll wear less when cutting heavy stuff.
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All Brushcutter models are straight shaft only. They are not offered with a curved shaft.
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Customer Reviews

17 in. 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Brush Cutter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lot of power for the job. I bought this machine because I was looking for a trimmer that had the features I was looking for.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from echo is the best I'am so happy with my weedeater it is the best the srm-280u is so good
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Worked for taking down reeds in a pond and brush around trees
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Start We bought this Echo trimmer/brush cutter recently. My husband loved it before he got it out of the box because we have a lot of brush on the periphery of the yard that needs attending. i was skeptical as I do most of the yard upkeep and am very short, have arthritic knees and an old chest injury so, most yard tools don't fit me well or are difficult to manage. This machine is easy to start, if you follow the clear directions provided. I trimmed for about an hour the first time out and, while getting the machine balanced for the operator is a two man operation, once done, the harness really helps ease the physical stress on the operator. I am a 57 year old woman with physical limitations and i would recommend this to others. We will, however, buy the harness shown on-line as the one that came with it is difficult to adjust and not well made.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent upgrade! This item is top of the line for Echo. Echo is a well built and easy to service item. In spite of their poor customer service (called about my previous trimmer and never got call back), Echo comes highly recommended by all who use it. I upgraded from a lessor model Ehco trimmer with a curved shaft. This new model has a longer shaft with dual hand grips and hand control. Pros: -long shaft -handlebar style grip (more control and reduced vibration) -better motor = longer string = cuts more weeds -easy to start -does not hesitate in thick grasses -strap clasp (many inferior straps out there and this is a slight upgrade) Cons: -big -bump feed spool (I upgraded to "as seen on tv" model) -strap1(at this price point, you would think there is a pad they could include for shoulder-ala seat belt style) -strap (has a pad for your thigh {bumps against your leg a bit} that is ridiculous-I cut it off and taped pipe wrap/pad{Dear Echo, cut this pad out and include Echo branded, velcro style pad, ala BMX style pad}) NOTE:Cons are minor at best, this item is as close to perfect as it gets. Finally, if you have a small plot this is probably not the trimmer for you. If you are like me with acres, this is the only trimmer you will need.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HAPPY ECHO SRM 280UC OWNER NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I LOVE MY ECHO. HAD IT FOR 7 YEARS WITHOUT ANY PROBLRMS AT ALL. JUST KEEP IT CLEAN AND USE FRESH GAS. MY YARD IS 1 1/2 ACRE AND THE HARNESS LETS ME TRIM FOR HOURS WITHOUT DRAGGING ME DOWN. I'M 63 AND CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE LOW VIBRATION, LOW WEIGHT, AND LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP. ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS I'VE MADE IN YEARS.
Date published: 2010-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight,easy start,good on fuel,lots of power! This machine should last a non commercial user 15 years or more! Very expensive ,but you will not have to buy 3 machines over the years. I buy machines that will get 'er done!
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 17in. gas straight-shaft Brush cutter This is an awsome piece of equipment. Iam very satisfied in the way it handles and its very light yet durable.
Date published: 2011-09-09
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