User Voice: Simon Joseph

Simon Joseph, professional gardener from Cheshire discusses how a dependable ECHO tool purchased 7 years ago was the deciding factor in purchasing a suite of ECHO tools when he experienced tool theft recently. In the latest edition of the ECHO blog Simon reviews the SRM-222ES brushcutter.

As a professional groundsman with multiple clients with large gardens and grounds I need equipment that will stand up to the job and not let me down. I first used an ECHO product close to 7 years ago when I purchased a blower, which is still going strong to this day! Unfortunately due to theft, I needed to replace my tools and after visiting my local garden machinery shop – Alvanley and spoke to Joe, I decided to go for a suite of ECHO tools including the SRM-222ES brushcutter,  the CS-361WES chainsaw and the HC-1501 hedgecutter.

I’ve been using the SRM-222ES considerably over the last few weeks and it really is a great product. It’s a got a great power to weight ratio and cuts effortlessly. The fact that it is lightweight is a real bonus as I’m usually trimming for long periods of time due to how big the grounds are that I maintain so being able to use it frequently without experiencing any discomfort is critical.  Some of the grounds I use this trimmer on has differing thickness of brush and it’s cut through everything first time without clogging. It’s also great for making light work of edge trimming.

I like the Easy Start function, there’s nothing more frustrating than machines that don’t start first time.

The two-year professional warranty is very helpful to a small business owner like myself!

A great product – reliable, robust, lightweight, starts first time and is also value for money. I would definitely recommend this product. I’m looking forward to trying out the chainsaw and hedgecutter shortly.

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