Is the Echo PE2000 #552865 trimmer (21cc) enough to power?

loger_gwMay 29, 2012

Is the Echo PE2000 #552865 trimmer (21cc) enough to power a straight shaft & hard blade? The little Monster is running good with just string and curved shaft. My back needs a straight shaft at least. Plus, a hard blade tops my choice over "Breaking String!!

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evdpgh

Why are you "breaking string"? I have an SRM-225, use .095 line and it never breaks. It does abrade against concrete, but I understand experienced operators don't have this problem as they become proficient with only cutting with the tips of the line. The owner's manual does say that it can be used with metal and plastic blades with the proper optional equipment.

To convert yours to a straight shaft would require a compatible clutch, shaft, drive cable, gear box and cutting head. I guess it depends on how much trouble and/or expense you want to go to considering that your engine may be 10 years old and a new SRM-225 is 200 bucks at HD.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 10:07PM
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loger_gw

Thanks For The Reply!

1. The Echo PE2000 #552865 trimmer (21cc) is setup and running with a straight shaft and what appears to be a 1/4" steel drive shaft vs a steel cable.
2. My concern is not to misuse the small engine (as a backup) if this is asking too much.
3. I have I have an SRM-225, use .095 line and breaks line due my lack of skills with too much concrete.
4. I have a Green Machine Trimmer with a straight shaft slightly curved, hard blade that is hard to beat.
5. Alternating or a backup is a concern due to having excessive time consuming concrete that saves also.
6. I can cut my yard in .5 hr but it takes 1 hr plus to edge probably due to edging every 2-3 cuttings.

Lazy Me And Respecting Equipment!!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:47AM
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evdpgh

"1. The Echo PE2000 #552865 trimmer (21cc) is setup and running with a straight shaft and what appears to be a 1/4" steel drive shaft vs a steel cable."... You confused me because in your first post you said, "The little Monster is running good with just string and curved shaft."

"2. My concern is not to misuse the small engine (as a backup) if this is asking too much."...Personally, I'd be more concerned about strain on the gear box and clutches than the engine.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 12:44PM
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KubotaMaster(7A-Arkansas)

Ruh roh rastro we have a problem im confused..???

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 8:22AM
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