Echo Gas Trimmer Gt-200r

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  • Echo GT-200R Grass Trimmer(Curved Shaft

    Mar 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rapid loading 2-Line Head, Light weight, Easy starts, Commercial quality and durability
    Cons: Designed for a person under 6' tall-Buy an Echo Straight-shaft trimmer if you are taller

    Summary: After reading several epinions on grass trimmers, I was interested in the Echo GT-200R. My lawn is about 1/4 acres and I have a lot of areas that require trimming. I had been looking for a product that met the following criteria: 1. Retail ... read more

  • Gas leaks from plastic line, engine underpowered

    Dec 16, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Color orange, english manual, 2 cycle
    Cons: Gas leaks often, gas/oil spray from carb, line feed malfunctions

    Summary: Similar problems as many others. Leaks gas from plastic vent line after 6 months of use and line feed system has many problems. When turned sideways while edging gas/oil sprays from side of trimmer. This problem started after 6 months of use. When I ... read more

  • budget Echo trimmer with an expensive price tag

    Sep 20, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: I like the neutral position of the cutting head if the trigger is not engaged.
    Cons:  When the head gets into grass it looses a lot of torque.

    Summary: I bought this Echo GT-200R gas trimmer after my Weed Eater was unrepairable.  I have used it three time now and this two-cycle 21.2 cc engine is not as powerful as the Weed Eater and tends to lose torque when the head is laid into grass.   ... read more

  • Professional Tool for the DIY!

    Jan 10, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Powerful, Easy Handling, Low Vibration, Easy to Start, Solidly Built & 5 Yr. Warranty!!!
    Cons: Had to change head to a bump feed for continuious use-minimal loading time convienence!

    Summary: What a great lightweight gas trimmer, the GT200R has many features that are very important and help it to stand out above the large market of "Weed Wackers"!  1.Ergonomic Handling! For the past 5 years, I used a curved shaft trimmer ... read more

  • Echo GT 200R Easy Starting Great Trimmer

    Jun 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy starting. 5 year warranty.
    Cons: Perhaps some like bump feed better? Echo line is not cheap.

    Summary: I have owned a heavy duty commercial John Deere, an electric weedeater, a Bolens, and; for this older 60 plus man, the Echo GT200R is my idea of easy starting, easy to replace trim line, etc. These reviews convinced me to buy this $180 trimmer, as ... read more

  • Good trimmer, bad operator

    Jun 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dependable, rapid start. Easy line replacement. Lightweight.
    Cons: Little leak from somewhere but should be easy to fix.

    Summary: The Echo Gt-200 is my first from this company and I am very pleased with it. I am more than a little curious about the negative reviews. I found that any problem I had was due to my novice operation not with defects in the equipment. Breaking the cutting ... read more

  • Echo Gas Trimmer GT200R

    Jun 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 1. Echo 5 year warranty for consumer use
    2. Light weight
    3. Professional-grade
    Cons: RapidLoader is fast to load but more trouble than a bump feed design

    Summary: Read the review by heloflyer. I can agree with everything he (?) said. I have used this unit 4 times now. Several points I want to emphasize: 1. I have always used bump-feed spooled heads until buying this trimmer. It requires pre-cut string ... read more

  • Excellent quality! as for the people who rate it low

    May 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lite weight, powerful, pull starts super easy, fixed line easy to change
    Cons: A soft grip handle like the straight shaft model would be nice

    Summary: It's a 2 stroke engine burning oil in the gas it's going to leak oil through the exhaust, most people are probably using it as a edger tilted sideways of course oil is going to leak, all trimmers are going to have problems with the auto or tap line ... read more

  • Echo GT-200R Gas Trimmer

    Aug 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Starts quick with plenty of power. Quick line replacement but use thicker line.
    Cons: Has leaked gas/oil mixture through the exhaust muffler since day one. Too much maintenance.

    Summary: This is my first Echo item that I bought because of the reputation of a superior product. I've had this trimmer 3 months and used it about 4 times to trim my lawn. Took to the shop for an oil and gas leak and they said the carburetor had to be replaced ... read more

  • Great trimmer for home use

    Apr 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Commercial build, Easy to repair, Availability of parts
    Cons: More expensive than most consumer models

    Summary: Overview I bought an Echo GT-200R to replace a 5 year-old Craftsman trimmer that finally stopped working. I have a 1/3 acre lot that backs-up into the woods, so I use a trimmer fairly often in places that I can't use my push mower. I went to Home ... read more

  • Doesn't Work & Echo Doesn't Stand Behind It

    Jan 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 2 year warranty - trust me, you'll need every day of it.
    Cons: Terrible quality. Echo doesn't stand by their product.

    Summary: I purchased the Echo GT200i string trimmer in October '04. Have had it for one season ('05). However, it's been in the shop 3 times in that one season of use. First problem - Didn't start easily or stay running - Dealer looked at it & fixed a part ... read more

  • Simply an awesome trimmer!

    Nov 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Consistent, well-made, starts on first pull, needs no adjustment
    Cons: None - this is a great product

    Summary: This is my fist Echo trimmer and I have been nothing but pleased with my purchase. The engine runs absolutely flawlessly and starts on the first pull every time. I live next door to my brother in law, so we both use this trimmer. That has not kept it ... read more

  • Echo GT-200R Gas Trimmer!!!Exceptional!!!!

    Jul 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Runs Flawlessly, light, clutch system for string head.
    Cons: Don't use the string that comes with the rapid load head. Use .130 or .155.

    Summary: I recently purchased the Echo GT-200R trimmer to replace an old craftsman trimmer that never really worked well. I have always heard excellent things about Echo, and I routinely see professional lawn maintenance companies using them. After searching ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Bad Product

    Aug 20, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None
    Cons: Leakes gas after about a year. Bad company, never buy Echo product again.

    Summary: Lightweight, not for smokers....leakes gas. Called company about recall, my serial number was not on list, was told "You Lose". Company does not stand behind product. Will not purchase another Echo product again. I was told by them to have the trimmer ... read more

  • Very Disappointed

    Sep 10, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: hard to give any pros when product won't run
    Cons: can't use for 2 seasons

    Summary: Purchashed May 2010 on basis of 5yr warrenty HA! HA! jokes on me. In shop twice carb won't pump gas Not covered (60 day warrenty) When they say limited warrenty they mean very limited. Bottom line don't trust ... read more

  • Won't stay running

    May 22, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks nice and is light.  Motor may make good model conversion with different carburetor.
    Cons: Hard starting.  Doesn' t idle or accelerate reliably.

    Summary: Same issue as several others.  Bought 3 years ago, hard starting from the get go, but then worked once I got it going.  Used very little.  This is third year.  Will start, but not idle.  Choke partially on helps a little.  ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Aug 10, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lightweight, reasonably priced.
    Cons: Difficulty starting and keeping it running at sufficient RPMs. More trouble than it's worth.

    Summary: A friend who has had an Echo for 7-8 years recommended it highly, so I bought it. After a month or so of light use (30-45 minutes per week) it began running rough, I could not get the RPMs up. Adjusted the choke to just a little off the cold-start ... read more

  • Short carb life

    Jul 21, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Short carb. life

    Summary: I bought the echo 200GT and used it roughly 10X over 3 years. The next year I go to start it and it doesn't start. I have taken it to 2 different small engine repair services and neither could keep it running. I called Echo and they said it is not ... read more

  • Rapid loader ripoff

    Sep 13, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Starts easily, runs good.
    Cons: RApid loader is flushing money down the toilet.
    Loud - need ear plugs.

    Summary: I bought this from Home Depot reluctantly because of the Rapid loader system. Echo's website and the HD salesman both lead me to believe that the rapid loader system would work as good as or better than a traditional bump and feed system.This is ... read more

  • Quite Happy

    Feb 1, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lightweight, reliable, easy to handle and change line
    Cons: The line that comes with is junk, buy .105 or higher.

    Summary: After purchasing a Craftsman Weedeater and after a few hours of frustration and finally a return, I purchased the Echo 200R. I purchased it from Home Depot, got it home, read the operation manual, filled it will gas and it started right up. I was ... read more

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