Echo GT-225 String Trimmer Review

Echo GT-225 is a gas powered string trimmer with 21.2 cc engine. It has cutting swath of 16 inches and uses 0.080” line.

It’s quite powerful – cutting performance is good and it handles pretty much everything your regular consumer would use it for.

Echo GT-225 is also easy to cold start – which isn’t always the case with gas powered string trimmers and is quite important factor too!

Echo GT-225 uses 50:1 ratio of fuel to oil mix. Fuel must be fresh with octane rating of 89 or higher. Echo recommends using Power Blend XTM, ECHO Red Armor® and J.A.S.O. M345- FD oils.


Echo GT-225 has a curved shaft which is neither a good thing or bad – it’s more of personal preference. It does help in some cases like getting under bushes however others might feel uncomfortable to use it. If you don’t have any experience with curved shafts and you don’t know if you would like one then perhaps it would be better to go for a model with a straight one.

Echo GT-225 weed wacker doesn’t come with self-feeding head. You can buy it separately but it’s just an extra hassle and means you have to spend more money. It’s certainly disappointing as such feature should be included from factory.

Dimensions & Weight

Echo GT-225 has dry weight of 10.1 lbs with cutting head and shield, without them it weighs 9.5 lbs. Echo GT-225 measures 54 inches long, 12.4 inches wide and 21.2 inches high.

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Reliability might not be the best aspect of Echo GT-225. There are numerous reports from consumers about it lasting 1-3 years before starting to develop all kinds of issues. It’s hard to say how common such issues are but be warned that it might not last for years to come!


Echo GT-225 is a good string trimmer but not a great one. It’s powerful and has a good cutting performance but it does lack in some other areas.

  • Good
    • Powerful
    • Easy to start
  • Neutral
    • Curved shaft
  • Bad
    • Possible reliability issues
    • Doesn’t come with self-feeding head

Echo GT-225 String Trimmer Specs:

  • Type: Gas powered
  • Cutting Path: 16”
  • Line diameter: 0.080”
  • Engine:
    • Displacement: 21.2 cc
    • Bore: 1.27” / 32.2 mm
    • Stroke : 1.02” / 26.0 mm
    • Idle RPM: 2,750
    • Max RPM: 7,500
  • Dimensions: 54″ x 12.4″ x 21.2″ (L x W x H)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 14.9 US fl. oz.
  • Shaft type: Curved
  • Dry weight:
    • With cutting head & shield: 10.1 lbs
    • Without cutting head & shield: 9.5 lbs

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