Echo SRM-280S Review

Echo SRM-280S Review
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Quiet, with minimal vibration
Adequate power
Easily wound head
Smaller guard
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The Echo SRM-280S is a solid trimmer from a reliable company that’s built to last. With the 280S, Echo has made a number of improvements upon previous models.

ECHO SRM-280S

ECHO's SRM-280S weed trimmer has all the power you need to take on tough jobs. The clutch cover featured on the lawn trimmer keeps vibration at a minimum and the air filtration ...
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The SRM-280S has a lighter engine and larger fuel capacity than other models, like the SRM-266S. It also is much less noisy, with drastically reduced vibration and harshness. This trimmer has a solid, 59” steel shaft and a 17” cutting swath. The SRM-280S also comes with a Speed-Feed 450 trimmer head. This trimmer comes equipped with a see-through, 21.1 fl oz capacity, and a 28.1 cc professional-grade 2-stroke engine.

Overall, this is a solid trimmer that will last you for potentially decades. Below you can find a list of the SRM-280S’s features, pro’s and con’s, and some reviews from users.

Echo SRM-280S Features

  • High-capacity speed-feed to reload quickly
  • Two-stage commercial-grade air filter, allowing for a long engine life
  • Super heavy-duty vibration reduction mount, significantly reducing discomfort due to excess vibration
  • Light weight steel drive shaft
  • Comfortable rubber over-mold handles

Reviews from Landscape Pros

What a pleasant surprise to get to work and have the trimmer do all of the hard stuff. I was able to dig out old growth from around cemetery stones without hardly any effort from me. The power of this echo trimmer is outstanding. I am a big fan of Echo and am happy that Home Depot carries such a fine product. Almost perfect. The slight con is with the style of head. The string head is a little difficult to access and does not close completely without some strong force. I’ll be reverting to an older style for familiarity and comfort.
David from Shore's Edge Landscaping
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.
Terry from Miami Landscaping

Here you can see the Echo SRM-280S in action – easily taking down even the tallest and thickest brush and weeds:

9 Total Score
Long lasting pro-grade trimmer.

The Echo SRM-280S is a solid trimmer from a reliable company that’s built to last. With the 280S, Echo has made a number of improvements upon previous models.

PROS
  • Quiet, with minimal vibration
  • Adequate power
  • Easily wound head
  • Smaller guard
CONS
  • Not significantly lighter than other similar models like the 2501
  • Fuel must be filled in the fear instead of the side
  • Large engine.
  • Small fuel tank
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