Model # SRM-266T

Internet #202827996

ECHO 2 Cycle 25.4 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer
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ECHO

2 Cycle 25.4 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer

$41380 /each

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Efficient performance is what you'll get from this ECHO trimmer. The powerful engine starts easily and the padded left handle and vibration-reducing hand grip provide improved operator comfort. The top-mounted motor provides balance and control.

  • 17 in. cutting width allows precise trimming
  • 25.4 cc Power Boost Vortex engine provides ample power for even the tough grasses
  • 50% more cutting torque makes trimming easy
  • Bump line feed allows precise control without pause
  • Revolutionary starting technology reduces starting pulling effort by 30%

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difference between Echo 266 / 266S and 266T String trimmers

Every craftsman, and Homelite gardening tool I have is gradually getting replaced by ECHO! My string trimmer, Homelite ST175 just died, and I'm looking at Echo for a replacement. Can someone please detail the difference between Echo 266, Echo 266S, and Echo 266T?
Asked by: john
The three trimmers you mentioned all have the same engine. The difference is the SRM266 is the base model which is a very good unit. I have the SRM266S due to the solid steel drive shaft which helps with acceleration, weight and I believe vibration. The SRM266T has a lower gear head for a slightly slower RPM at the trimmer head. This helps when using a steel cutterhead for brush. I would strongly recommend non ethanol fuel in any 2 cycle equipment.
Answered by: Byrdman56
Date published: 2017-05-23

Can this model be used as an edger for flower beds, etc...? Can the head be rotated to turn into an edger?

Asked by: PrincessKate
Yes, this model does cut an edge pretty well. The trimmer can be rotated in order to cut a horizonal edge along walks or flower beds.
Answered by: jrc8000
Date published: 2016-09-09

Can you run syynthetic oil in it

Asked by: Keith
ECHO POWER BLEND OIL, is manufactured exclusively for ECHO, Inc. and meets the (ISO) International Standards Organizations highest performance rating of ISO-L-EGD for Air Cooled 2 Stroke oils and is JASO M345 FD REGISTERED. Years of research and testing have resulted in an oil that is fully compatible with fuels containing 10% ethanol and can be used in all air - cooled, outdoor power equipment 2-Stroke engines at 50:1 ratio. ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD rated oils must be used with a mid-grade (89 octane) or premium gasoline in all 1997 and newer engines. Always look for the JASO M345 FD square logo and registration number to ensure you are using the highest quality 2-stroke oil for your ECHO product.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2017-06-01

Description says 'Attachment Capable' but picture does not show that feature. Which is wrong?

Asked by: Iboughtatree
One needs to be a little mechanically inclined
Answered by: Fast1
Date published: 2016-06-11
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2 Cycle 25.4 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Came completely assembled just needed to add fuel and it fire up the second pull. This is my thir... Came completely assembled just needed to add fuel and it fire up the second pull. This is my third Echo trimmer and it appears to be the best. I've also owned Stihl and Husky and have nothing bad to say of them. Echo is my favorite brand of outdoor lawn equipment. I own approximately a dozen of different pieces of Echo because of the great performance and how easy it is to purchase replacement parts on-line. The SRM266S was my choice because of the steel drive shaft. As Echo states, it reduces weight, improves acceleration and I believe it reduces vibration which helps my RA hands. I always use non-ethanol fuel and now RED Armor which eliminates Carb problems even over the winter. John 3:16
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great quality trimmer I am very pleased with the Echo SRM-266T. I almost didn't go with Echo, I just didn't think it had the quality of my former commercial trimmer (different brand). I didn't have any reason to judge against it - mostly because I didn't have any place I could find that I could put my hands on one. I'm glad I went with the Echo. It starts easy, most of the time without the choke which is rare with any 2-stroke motor. I really like the string head design - so simple to use and re-fill. The trimmer is powerful, handing thick tall grass without a fight. It is a very sooth running trimmer and comfortable to handle for me at 6' tall. One last plus on this Echo is that it uses a lot less fuel than my previous trimmer.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever I looked for awhile for a good weed eater. I had many to choose from but i needed one that was strong and going to last for long time. I have a lot to trim. So, I started to look at commercial ones. I asked around to see what the professionals were using. almost everybody said ECHO. That's what i wanted. Ez starting, heavy duty, long lasting, balanced, good length and Ez to install the weeding line. Self winding!!! yes sir.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Unit Used an Echo SRM-2450 for 20 years (residential ). Trouble free. Carburetor needed replacement.Instead I purchased the SRM-266. Went with the larger unit thinking more power, which is true. With more power the unit is a little heavier (12.1 lbs vs 12.3 lbs).The throttle handle is larger and has a trigger lockout that the SRM-2450 didn't have. This creates an awkwardness and the average size hand has trouble gripping it. Due to that, this unit works you a little harder giving the appearance it is much heavier. Overall I like it and the extra power is good. Starts on second pull consistently. Haven't adjusted the carb as of yet (recommended after 2nd tank of fuel).I think I'll get good service from this unit, as I did with the previous. I just need to bulk up a little to handle the awkwardness. At 73 this may be a problem. Might have to get the wife to do the brush cutting.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased as a replacement Previous trimmer reached life expectancy and was replaced. The new model work great but runs hotter than than my previous model. I also have found that the supplied trimmer line has a tendency to break (think a larger diameter line will solve the problem). Overall Echo has great equipment, though on chains for chain saws, the quality, cost, and durability are not as good as some competitors.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall this is a good product;however, I am not satisfied with the octagonal design of the head.... Overall this is a good product;however, I am not satisfied with the octagonal design of the head. when you are trimming in tight areas,close to something solid like stone of concrete and touch the head while trimming it creates quite harsh handling. If the head were round this would be a nearly perfect machine
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far the machine has performed excellent. It ... So far the machine has performed excellent. It Replaced a 11 year old Shindaiwa 242 and I have to say it's every bit as powerful and IMO has more torque than the 242 does. The fuel tank is slightly smaller than the 242 but I'm not worried about that. Weight is very similar as well.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 266T worth looking at I just purchased a 266T today. I work for a company that is a Stihl dealer and I have owned 2 of them in the recent past. The first one was a FS 130 and made it to one month out of warranty, the second was a FS 55R and failed on me 5 months out of warranty (work 2 times this spring). Tired of spending the money every few years I looked a different direction. I was worried about less CC's in the engine and no horsepower specs with Echo. I took a gamble because I had nothing to lose I had spent over $700.00 with Stihl. This is the best thing I ever did. I take care of 2 acreages, mine and my moms, I normally fill my string at least once if not twice to do both. With a Stihl I am 2 tanks plus in fuel to complete the job and I will take 4 to 5 hours to do. With this Echo I am less than one tank of fuel, never refilled the string and did all of it in just over 3 hours. I see far less marks on my fence and trees from the string and a lot of time never had to run it at full throttle unless I was in 2 foot tall grass on river bottom. So far I haven't been able to understand why there is such a big difference but there is. I own 2 Stihl chainsaws and nothing will compete against their saws, but if you want a weed trimmer at least look at an Echo.
Date published: 2017-04-23
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