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Old 07-30-2019, 04:29 PM
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Hi,
Thought I would relate something that happened lately.

I finally got my wife to fire (sort of) the yard man.

Sold a rifle and bought a new HONDA lawn mower.

Now I needed a edger and weedeater.

Almost fainted when I saw what the new ones cost!

While at the ECHO dealer, talked to the Owner to see if he had anything used, knowing this is the wrong time of the year to look for a bargain, especially in Florida.

He said no, he just had some old stuff not working that was not worth his Mechanics time or the customer's to fix?

I said I would be interested as I knew how to work on small engines.

He took me to the back and came up with 2 edgers and 2 weedewaters all ECHO's except one of the weedeaters which was a big Shindaiwa T282.

I asked how much and he said $25 for all of them!

I agreed to that of course.

I've spent the past week cleaning and going through them and the end result was I was able to save a ECHO PE-225 and the big Shindaiwa.

The other 2 went in the dumpster after I pulled anything off of them I might be able to use later?

The ECHO Edger only needed a clean up, new fuel lines and filter and a new spark plug.

I didn't even put a carb kit in it, can't figure why it wasn't repaired to begin with, but used it today with a new blade and it's a beast!
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:21 PM
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Sounds like a nice score!


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Old 07-30-2019, 09:22 PM
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That rates a YOU SUCK!
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:55 PM
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I would agree, however the rules state the need for an actual pic, not a stock net photo.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:41 AM
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I would agree, however the rules state the need for an actual pic, not a stock net photo.
Picky, picky...
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:09 AM
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I've spent the past week cleaning and going through them and the end result was I was able to save a ECHO PE-225 and the big Shindaiwa.

but used it today with a new blade and it's a beast!
It needs:
1. Qty (1) seat
2. Qty (1) steering wheel
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:54 AM
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Hi,
Thanks, don't care for the door prize, but...

Thought I would pass on info that may help someone else looking for lawn equipment?

It seems now that some (or most) shops are not even rebuilding these small carbs and are only giving the customer the option of a new OEM carb which can be a little money after labor, time, ect.

I will probably go back at the end of summer and see what else may then be available.

Still need a blower and hedge trimmer!

Here is some pics on an orphan I fixed, I usually rebuild the carb, put in new fuel lines and filter and new spark plug and it's good to go.

That is, as long as it passes compression and spark test first!
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:15 AM
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Usually the time to rebuild works out to be more than the new cost . Time in shop ,frustration of shop figures in. Not until the carb gets to be close to new is it advantages to scrap . I have had decent luck with China throw away carbs .
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