Model # SRM-280S

Internet #100663429

ECHO 17 in. Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer


17 in. Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer

$39900 /each

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Product Overview

The SRM-280S features a 28.1cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine for outstanding performance. It features a 59 in. shaft length. The High-capacity Speed-Feed cutting head reloads in seconds without disassembly.

  • 5-year consumer warranty
  • 28.1cc powerboost vortex engine
  • 59 in. steel shaft for improved a acceleration
  • Commercial-grade felt air filtration prevents dirt and debris from entering into the engine

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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the torque difference between echo srm280s and echo srm280t?

Asked by: Jose
The "T" at the end of the trimmer models stands for Torque. These models feature 50% more cutting torque than any other standard trimmer.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2017-04-27

What style head is standard?

Does this unit come from the factory with a head that can be reloaded with .095 nylon without having to remove the head and manually wrap the head and then reinstall the head? I'm wanting the style of the head to be the kind that the nylon is inserted through a hole in the side of the head and pushed through to come out the other side and then twist the head to load the nylon. Does this unit come standard with that type of loading? I'm hoping so.
Asked by: Troy
All ECHO's straight shaft trimmers will come standard with the Speed Feed trimmer head. Please copy and paste the following link into your web browser to view a demo video for the Speed Feed head; ECHO's curved shaft trimmers will come standard with the 2 Line Rapid Loader trimmer head, with exception to the GT-225SF which included the Speed Feed head.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-07-27

Are other brands attachments compatable

Asked by: mike
ECHO's SRM-280S is designed for use as a trimmer/bruschcutter only. This model does not accept any attachments.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-05-25

Can I use a brush cutting blade with this trimmer?

Asked by: Ap427
In order to add a metal blade onto the SRM-280S, the Blade Conversion Kit would need to be purchased, Part Number #99944200418. This kit will include a shoulder harness, metal shield and blade adapter. ECHO offers the following metal blades; Three Cutter Metal Blade, #99944200047, 8" 80 Tooth Brush Blade, #69500120331, 8" 8 Tooth Grass and Weed Blade, #69600120331 or 22 Tooth Clearing Saw Blade, #99944200130.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-02-05
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Customer Reviews

17 in. Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down BEST TRIMMER ever! I bought my 280t thinking I could throw absolutely anything at it. It has taken just that. I have run a forester chainsawtooth blade on it and cut down 8" cedars and I have used it for weekly trimming. One extreme to the other its an awesome trimmer and suprisingly easy on fuel. If you're in the market for a heavy duty trimmer I HIGHLY recommend the 280t . You get the gear reduction for more torque, a speed feed 450 head, a fuel sipping giant, and a 5 yr warranty. The competition has none of these its a no brainer.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't buy anything else Just bought the SRM 280/S. It's FANTASTIC! It replaced a 15 year old SRM 260S- a winner also! I considered the 280T, but did not want higher RPM's in order to get more cutting torque. The 280S has an awesome attack, and far more torque than my prized old 260S. Believe me, this is all the whiskers you will ever need! I used to own a commercial lawn service in Florida. I moved to Tennessee and retired with 7 acres to care for. I brought much of my Echo equipment with me and I am an Echo fan - exclusively! No other manufacturer builds comparable product period.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty of power I've used this weed eater twice now and I weed eat quite a bit on a few acres. Any time I get a new tool it takes a few times to get used to. Well on the 2nd time, it felt more comfortable to me than the 1st time. The motor has plenty of power and the bump feed is the best that I've seen, it feeds the string so easy. Installing the string is even easier, you just line up the marks and feed your string in with equal amounts and then wind it in by rotating the head, that part is genius! My only complaint is that I wish the trigger was a little longer because I have to operate the trigger with one finger. I weed a couple of big ditches so my trigger finger gets a little tired. I suppose someone with larger hands may not have this petty complaint. I highly recommend the SRM-280s.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Commercial grade trimmer! Don't settle for the off the shelf trimmers. They don't have enough HP to trim heavy loads. The Steel drive cable is a must for long term heavy duty use. We have 2.5 acres, so lots of trimming to do. The SRM-280S is professional model that is a great long term asset for the average homeowner.
Date published: 2011-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trimmer powerful and smooth and ez to handle not as powerful as my srm3100 which I miss ECHO bring it back, but it is a smooth great trimmer
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable - holds up well We have been using these for several years - 26 weeks a year. They are operated by seasonal help from a temporary employment agency. So many different hands have held each piece - we have six ECHO trimmers now and they hold up to being handled by a variety of folks each year. They are reliable and easy to maintain and repair.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Trimmer After over 15 years we finally decided to replace our two trimmers - a 1998 Echo SRM-2601 and a 1997 SRM-3100. They still run (and start 1st pull almost everytime!) but they're just getting really beat up and worn out. Anyways, we wanted to replace them with something that had the same features of the two... Low and behold the Echo SRM-280S. It's got almost as much power as the 30.5CC motor in the SRM-3100, and it's got the same solid steel driveshaft as the SRM-2601. The torque is outstanding on this model, and it's not even the 280T model. The second day I tore into some 3 foot tall grass and it cut it down like it was nothing! Features: Speedfeed 450 trimmer head - I have a 350 speed feed on the 2601 and I love it, so the speed feed on this model is a great feature. The guard is narrow on this one, the 3100 and the 2601 had very heavy and wide guards, so someone took them off years ago. I like the location of the primer bulb underneath the carburetor, the choke is easy to manipulate and the throttle mechanism is easy to understand. I'd heard bad things about the new design of the throttle trigger but as it turns out I quite like it! Also, the air filter is very impressive. It's even got a foam pre-filter on it! Both handles are rubberized and comfortable. I still think I prefer the old handles as they have foam around them and they're just a bit more comfy, but I don't dislike the new ones. The motor is peppy and spools up quickly. The solid steel driveshaft delivers power to the head smoothly. Everything on this machine feels quality and well designed. I also have a comparable model from another brand (with a "4 mix" motor...hint hint) and I certainly do not dislike that machine, but I like the good old simple technology of a two stroke.Bottom line, I love this machine and would highly recommend this product to other people!
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful machine I have other Echo products and they are the best out there.I bought the SRM-280S a month ago and I love it,This thing will chop through just about anything and it starts in one pull.I think this is the best trimmer to buy.
Date published: 2015-11-24
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