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Stihl BT121 ($900) or Echo EA 410 ($700) Earth Augers?

Posted by loslunasfarms 7, New Mexico (My Page) on
Thu, May 13, 10 at 18:31

Im going to be planting a few hundred trees and build a fence. I think that I will buy an auger to help me with the task.

Does anyone have preference which is better?

The Echo has:
Site: http://www.echo-usa.com/product.asp?Model=EA-410&Category=EARTHAUGER

1. bigger engine 42 CC, 32:1 gear ratio
2. 5 year warranty
3. lots of attachments
4. No reverse
5. Weights 22 lbs
6. 5 year warranty
7. Cost $700


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The Stihl
Site: http://www.stihlusa.com/augersdrills/BT121.html

1. Smaller engine 30 CC, 50:1 gear ratio
2. 2 year warranty
3. Reverse
4. Weights 18 lbs
5. 2 year warranty
6. Cost $900


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Can you guys help me out over any additional pros and cons?

Best wishes!


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RE: Stihl BT121 ($900) or Echo EA 410 ($700) Earth Augers?

What size/caliper tree are you planting? I can't see an auger being overly handy for tree planting.

If you can get away with renting the auger, that might be cheaper.


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RE: Stihl BT121 ($900) or Echo EA 410 ($700) Earth Augers?

They are in tall 4in x 4in x 12 in pots. I have 200+ to plant along with other work.


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RE: Stihl BT121 ($900) or Echo EA 410 ($700) Earth Augers?

Get the Echo, every Echo I own is built well, can't say that about Stihl anymore , some are built good, some are built cheap. I think this auger should be built well but the Echo is for sure ,has more power and cost less. Steve


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