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    Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    I purchased this weed wacker last year, along with the rapid load head based on recommendations from the fine members of TFP. This year I am tiring to install the rapid load head and I am having a tough time figuring out which of the many "universal adapters" I need, since none of them seem to fit. If you have installed the rapid feed head on the Echo srm 225 which parts from the kits did you use?
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    I got the 225 last year as well. Love it. Was also thinking about the rapid loader. I could only find this video. It doesn't actually show assembly, but I thought maybe the visual of the center bolt/nut assembly may help.
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    I found Rapid Load Head installation instructions today. Could not see it on my phone yesterday. I was having trouble getting the nut to thread on the bolt. I know they are left handed threads but the nut only wanted to do about half a turn by hand and I don't want to mess up the threads by forcing it.
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    I found Rapid Load Head installation instructions today. Could not see it on my phone yesterday. I was having trouble getting the nut to thread on the bolt. I know they are left handed threads but the nut only wanted to do about half a turn by hand and I don't want to mess up the threads by forcing it.
    And its a good thing I did not force it! I had the wrong nut! I found one other bag of parts and it had the correct pieces in it. Once I had all the correct parts it was very easy to install and it works great! Pat, if you decide to get one the Rapid load installation link in the quote has good pictures and instructions.
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    Awesome, thanks! I suspect I will. I like the idea of easily switching line sizes as needed simply by pulling them through. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    You are welcome! Nothing makes me crazier than having to stop and reload every 5 minutes. I could never master the bump feed and it ended up eating line instead of letting it out. I have a corner lot with a lot of curbs and sidewalks to edge and the concrete eats up line like nobodies business!
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    And TFP comes through again! SWEET!

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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    What head came with your SRM-225? I imagine it was a bump type head that came with it base on what I saw at my local Echo dealer.
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    Re: Can any of you fine folk who recommended I purchase an Echo srm 225 help me?

    Yes it was the bump type, I think they call it rapid feed. It didn't bump very well.
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