Trimming: Denotes how quickly and neatly trimmers cut grass around walls, trees, and foundations. Edging: Denotes the speed and neatness of trimming a vertical line along walkway. Tall grass & weeds: Reflects cutting power and speed in two foot growth. Handling: Responsiveness and balance while cutting. Ease of use: Includes ease of starting the engine, feeding out new line, use of controls, and handle comfort.
About This Brand
Echo is the leading manufacturer and marketer of gas string trimmers. Echo products are used in the consumer and professional market. Echo string trimmers are available with two-cycle engines and split-shaft designs for attachments. Some models claim low noise, emissions, and weight and anti-vibration features. Consumers can find Echo string trimmers at company dealer stores and Home Depot.
Features & Specs - Echo GT-225
Weight (lbs.) Weight is rounded to the nearest tenth of a pound and doesn't include fuel, which can add 1/2 pound.
Engine size Engine cubic centimeters (cc), motor amperes (amp), and motor electrical voltage (volt) are from the manufacturer.
Shaft The shaft transfers power from the engine or motor to the lines that do the cutting. Models with straight shafts offer longer reach, while those with curved shafts tend to be lighter and easier to handle.
Four-cycle engine Uses straight gasoline and doesn't require an oil/gasoline mixture, as do the two-cycle engines found in most trimmers.
Dual line Trimmers with two lines cut more quickly and can handle heavier growth than those with just one line, since they do twice the work with each pass.
Love this trimmer! I opted to spend an additional $10 and have the standard head swapped out with the easy load head which makes it so simple to replace line. This trimmer starts easy and runs great, it is light and easy to handle plus it is an Echo so it comes with a 5 year warranty when most competitors only offer a 2 year warranty. The lawn shop I bought it at said they get the Stihl trimmers back all the time for warranty work and their comparable model has its engine made in China whle the Echo is all American and never comes back for waranty service. Besides the trimmer I own a Echo chain saw and blower and have never had a problem with this brand. I am a customer for life!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Montgomery, TX
My quit working after 7 months
I purchased this product for trimming around the house. The string breaks constantly and there is no option for a bump head. Now after only 7 months the unit will not start. We found out it was because of a defective plastic part in the carburetor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Barstow, CA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to Handle
Easy to start
Good Fuel Economy
Long Service Life
Uses Lots of Line
Trimming Around Brick
Trimming Around Rocks
Trimming Around Side Walk
Weeds & Tall Grass
I use the Echo GT 225 mainly to trim my lawn where it borders sidewalks, drive way, brick work, around trees and shrubs, and around sprinklers. I like the string assembly no line feed so it's easy and very fast to place two pieces of line into the jaws rather than reloading line in a spool. It gets good fuel economy and does not seem to gum up tool if you leave it in too long during periods of non-use. It starts with one pull cold or hot with every pull. This tool does not flood or stall and I never have prime it with the prime bulb. Its lightweight so your arms are the same length when you get the yard work done. Only thing I would say needs improvement is the string. Its to light weight. I use .120 line and cut it into 8 pieces and use it, works far better than the .080 or .090 line Echo markets. I use the tool year round as I live in southern California and my lawn grows all year. I bought my tool over 9 years ago and had no problems. Then last week it began leaking fuel from carb and took it for repairs. The mechanic said it needed a new carb and some seals on the fuel tank and would cost about the same to buy a new one so I did vice repairing mine. But over 9 years of continuous service is wonderful and a great tool.