echo srm230 or stihl fs90?
I'm trying to choose between purchasing an Echo SRM230 ($270) or a Stihl FS90R ($300). And I need some help with that. I've read pretty much everything I can find about these two models.
I'll be using it about once a week, probably a third of that time will be spent trying to reclaim some buildings and woods from briars, vines, and honeysuckle. So I want to make sure I have enough power and a beefy enough trimmer.
My biggest concern with the Echo is that it has a smaller engine (22.8cc 2-cycle vs Stihl's 28.4cc 4-cycle). Will it make much noticeable difference?
Otherwise, I like the Echo's dealer somewhat better than Stihl's, and the price is better. On the other hand the Stihl has the already mentioned bigger engine, and allows for attachments if I ever need them (wouldn't mind the chainsaw). Any advice would be appreciated.
(I thought I posted this once already, but couldn't find it. So forgive me if I did that.)