Model # SRM-280T

Internet #100663424

Store SKU #985023

ECHO 2 Cycle 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer


2 Cycle 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer

  • Designed to produce minimal vibrations for user comfort
  • Padded left handle are comfortable and help reduce user fatigue
  • Included debris shield provides protection from flying stones
$39900 /each
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Product Overview

Get better cutting performance with this ECHO trimmer. The left handle and right grip are padded, to give the user protection against vibration, and the powerful engine will stand up to any job.

  • 17 in. cutting width allows precise trimming
  • 28.1 cc Power Boost Vortex engine provides power for all your trimming jobs
  • Bump line advance allows precise control without stopping
  • 50% more cutting torque for better performance
  • Debris shield shelters operator from flying brush and stones
  • Padded left handle and vibration-reducing hand grip add to operator comfort and control
  • 59 in. shaft allows longer operator reach
  • Top-mount motor for balance and control
  • Trigger throttle and on/off switch located conveniently
  • Simple partial assembly

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Assembled Depth (in.)
11.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
72.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
11.38 in
Line style size
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
Recommended line diameter (in.)
Shaft Length (in.)


Assembly Required
Attachment capable
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Fuel Type
Gas & Oil Mix
Head Type
Wind with Assembly
Line Advance System
Metal blade conversion kit
Multiple heads included
No-tool line replacement
Number of Trim Lines
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Replaceable Head
Shaft shape
Shaft type
Shoulder harness/strap
Start Type
Trimmer Line Type
Trimmer Type
Professional Gas String

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 year consumer/ 2 year commercial

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Customer Questions & Answers

does it have a saw blade

At one time I had a weed wacker (gas) with a saw blade that coould be attached for trimming branches and stalks. Does this product do that?
Asked by: Anonymous
It does not have it with it but you can get a brush cutter kit for it that will come with the blade strap and other hardware. I think the kit sells for around $50 to $75 if i remember correctly. Here is the part number for that kit 99944200418 from Echos web sight. Hope this helps
Answered by: ArkansasBob
Date published: 2016-06-25

is their a blade attachment available for this model?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes! I believed I just answered this. See results to previous questions. It is only slightly complicated so be sure that you to to my previous answer to avoid getting frustrated when you buy the conversion kit!
Answered by: natureguy
Date published: 2017-06-08

What is the shaft size - interested in adding a Brush Blender attachment to it and it needs a 1 i...

What is the shaft size - interested in adding a Brush Blender attachment to it and it needs a 1 inch shaft
Asked by: Sharon
The SRM280T has an arbor size requirement of 20mm! A 25mm (1inch) arbor sized attachment will not work except on higher-end ECHO gas trimmer models!
Answered by: natureguy
Date published: 2017-06-08

With the higher torque how much less of a cutting speed will I get? How dirty if a cut will it make compared to a 21.1c

Asked by: Spenc
Higher torque translates into a more "powerful" cut. Even at a lower speed it will still "plow" through heavy material where lower torque/higher RPM models would be bogged down! The loss in speed means that when dealing with predominantly fine textured grasses will not get as "neat" of a cut. Although I find it totally satisfactory! Otherwise a higher torque slightly lower RPM cutting does a much better job in all other situations! If you are using a gas trimmer for your well-maintained lawn area the SRM280T may be over-kill! Go with a higher RPM model. Be cautious about lower end models by ECHO depending upon your needs. I had a not so good experience because I thought I was saving money while lowering my criteria for functionality!
Answered by: natureguy
Date published: 2017-06-08
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Customer Reviews

2 Cycle 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The only reason why I bought this is because my dad needs a powerful grass trimmer for our garden... The only reason why I bought this is because my dad needs a powerful grass trimmer for our garden. The problem isn't exactly the price, it's how much inconvenience it was for me. First, it's only available in the States, so I had to pick it up over the border. Second, since it's well over $200, I had to pay taxes at the border. Third, no matter how many times I rev up the engine, it won't start up even when I follow the instructions. I'm going to get this hunk of junk examined. Depending on what the people at Home Depot say, I'll have this refunded. It was not worth the stress.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a monster buy one We have 5 acres and a lot of oak trees with little saplings trying to grow around the big trees, lots of weeds, etc. and tall grass. This 280T is a monster, doesn't use a lot of gas, and I went almost 2 1/2 hours without putting line in it, incredible. If you hit something the size of a pencil or smaller, it shreds it, period. I have a metal blade for stuff bigger than a pencil. I use the .105 line and the store bought pre mix fuel.Blow the dust off your wallet and buy one you cheap skate. No, you don't have to ask your wife first just do it. She would spend $400 without asking you, I guarantee it pal.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Workhorse Trimmer This is my second SRM-280. I gave the first away to my daughter. This trimmer runs and runs. I was always buying the ones on sale at my local home center and they seemed to be under powered and would have to run at full speed to get the job done. I asked a local small engine repairman why I see lanwcare pros trimming with their trimmers seemingly at idle while trimming, and I have to have mine at full speed. He said it was the trimmer and pointed me to the SRM -280. It does cost more but it will outlast the others. I have 6 acres with fences, trees and low spots that need a reliable trimmer. That is why I bought my second SRM -280T.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great powerful trimmer! I have bought many pieces of echo equipment over the years because they are always reliable and get the job done. I needed a more powerful trimmer for overgrown yards. This trimmer has performed flawlessly and has lived up to my expectations! It tears through tall weeds and grass without needed full throttle much of the time. If you need something powerful then I would highly recommend the echo srm-280t.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Echo weed wacker After having used several other brands, this model is a well made and powerful unit. It has been able to handle all our tall grasses and thick weeds. Does an excellent job and is easy to use
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ehco Smr 280 2 Cycle 28.1 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer. This is a Great Trimmer.if you Looking for Power This is The One Started up on the First Start.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Great! Has the power I needed. ... Runs Great! Has the power I needed.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gas and go... Gas and go
Date published: 2017-05-09
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