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05-12-2000, 04:49 PM
What brand and model trimmer do u use?How many cc is it? You can wrte a comment if you like.<p>Thanks, Nick

05-12-2000, 07:07 PM
Nick,<br>Shindaiwa: T-230x: 25cc: Only a week old, I like the power, its heavier than my Homelite (RIP) after another week I should be carrying it like an M-16.

05-12-2000, 08:01 PM
I just got a stihl fs 85 and it is 25 cc.

Eric ELM
05-12-2000, 08:21 PM
2 - Shindaiwa T-270's 27cc. We like them for the power and the longer shaft. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

05-12-2000, 09:58 PM
Shindaiwa T270. Lot's of power.

05-12-2000, 10:02 PM
shindua f-21.... has taking many @$$ kickens and keeps on trimmin!

05-12-2000, 10:14 PM
Shindaiwa T-230.

05-12-2000, 10:56 PM
homelite st-275. almost no one will admit to using a low end trimmer. however, the rotation of the head is clockwise which I like instead of counter like all of the big buck brands.<p>also, it has no clutch so ou can trim grass against a young tree without peeling a ring around the tree. ring a tree or shrub and it will die.<p>they cost less than $100 and will last for several years (two or more).<p>if you have heavy duty trimming to do (huge grass and a bunch of it)...one of the big buck models would probably be best.<p>GEO

AB Lawn Care
05-12-2000, 10:59 PM
Sthil fs 85 and an older 76.I love Sthil:)

05-12-2000, 11:09 PM
Shindaiwa T-27, 27cc's and about 7 years old with a fully automatic head. Never been real crazy about the head, sometimes it feeds great, some times it doesn't. If the string welds together forget it, you have to take it apart. It's almost worn out so I need a replacement head. Also I took the angled gearbox apart and tapped the grease port for a std. grease fitting. Makes it easy to grease but you have to be careful not to over grease it. I've been more than satisfied with the trimmer, I use 92 octane and Husky 50 to 1 mix, cranks on the first pull virtually every time. Grateful

05-12-2000, 11:39 PM
Redmax<br>A real work horse<br>

05-13-2000, 01:23 AM
Shindaiwa T230's

05-13-2000, 01:46 AM
REDMAX BC342DL Very powerful machine! It is listed as a trimmer/brush cutter. We have 11 of them. They seem to last forever. somtimes bigger can be better.

05-13-2000, 01:55 AM
shindaiwa T-230<p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044

05-13-2000, 02:14 AM
2 Shindaiwa T230s and 1 Shindaiwa T260. Like both models, but prefer the T260 (Longer shaft and more power).<p>----------<br>Doc Shank<br>

05-13-2000, 05:08 AM
Redmax 2300 with the auto feed head. I have had very good results with the auto head which feeds at throttle response though most people go with the tap head units. As long as the string is properly wound you can weedeat all day without having to touch the string once.

Richard Martin
05-13-2000, 08:02 AM
1-Shindaiwa T-23 and 2 T-230s.

05-13-2000, 08:52 AM
All of our handheld machines are Red Max.

05-13-2000, 11:17 AM
Stihl FS106 and FS108.35cc each.More power<br>than you could poke a stick at.We do heavy<br>scrub clearing jobs with them.For the light<br>stuff I like the Stihl FS86/88.<p>Karl<br>

05-13-2000, 02:50 PM
i guess im the only one that uses an echo...have it 4 years no prob and works great ......ricks lawns

05-13-2000, 10:39 PM
I have two Echo srm-2601s and I love them. very powerful, reliabel, and light.

05-14-2000, 10:06 AM
Echo 2601, 26 cc and a 2400 24 cc.<br>Im going to look into the shindawas next though. I havnt had a problem with the echos at all, but after about an hour my hand starts to tingle.

little green guy
05-14-2000, 01:38 PM
I have 2 echo srm 2400's they are good but i'm going to look into the redmax when they need to be replaced

05-14-2000, 03:59 PM
We use Shindawa 230's and 270's

05-14-2000, 04:07 PM
Shindaiwa T-270. I almost don't want to admit having my old T-27 for seven years. Shindaiwa people find out how long they last, they'll want more money.<p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale

05-15-2000, 03:27 AM
Stihl FS 85 and Shindawia T230, the T230 bogs down easier then the FS 85 but then again the T270 would be more of a fair match against the FS85

05-16-2000, 12:52 AM
Stihl & only Stihl- current is FS-85 with interchangeable attatchments<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>

05-16-2000, 04:14 PM
i have a stihl FS-85 paid about $280-300, it was 3 years ago, and it doesn't matter. it is so silly to buy a lesser piece of equipment for $50 less, what does that matter over 3 years, and it has another 10 in it. before this trimmer, i had another sthil, it was an FS-78 or something like that, anyways it was a straight shaft with a solid shaft drive. it got stolen from my garage, only 5 months old, big bummer. that was 5 years ago. I also have a stihl FC-75 edger. The great thing about it is that it has the same engine as my trimmer, so less filters to stock. I have a BR-400 blower, it keeps the two sthil tool on its undercairage. with them i can take apart my whole trimmer if I wanted. I just bought a cultivator/tiller attachment that goes on the FS-85, it works great, i'm finding small jobs for it a lot (bed enlargements, grass removal for small areas, mailbox beds, soil enchancement) I'll pick up the hedge trimmer attachment this week. My next trimmer will probably be an FS-200 i'm not sure if i want the bicycle handles. my attachments will fit onto that, so thats what i'll use it for primarily, the cultivator does fine with the 85 (25.4 cc engine) but the 200 (36 cc) can't hurt.

05-18-2000, 11:45 AM
Husqvarna 322L. Straight Shaft w/solid drive shaft, 22.5cc, 8.4lbs. Plently of power. Paid $ 279.00. It's lightweight and powerful. Would buy another one in a minute. Mowman

05-18-2000, 08:02 PM
I am embarresed to say it but I use a Craftsman. O.K. you can stop laughing now. I have used it for two years now and it is actually very reliable. I keep thinking it will die eventually but it just keeps going strong. When it does die or I get sick of it which wont be too long I hope, I will then get an echo. I used them at a different landscape company and they work great. Reliable and powerful

05-18-2000, 09:50 PM
use Echo srm 2400s with metal saw blade guards on then , guards don't have line cutters on then so you could let the string out 2ft if you want, they work great

gene gls
05-18-2000, 10:14 PM
I have a 1988 FS74 Stihl with plastic blades for a spare, a FS81 Stihl with plastic blades for every day use, a FS85 Stihl with Tuff Cut head and metal blades for light duty brush,a Husky 245 heavy duty brush cutter with Tuff Cut head and metal blades.

05-19-2000, 06:55 AM
I will be the only one with this one...McCulloch Titan TD 3000 30cc and 16 lbs...what a tank!!Lots of power.Also a new T-260 real nice trimmer!!After using the McCulloch for a day &quot;We are here to Pump-You-Up&quot; if you remmber that?<p>----------<br>John <br>

05-19-2000, 09:08 AM
<p>Toro's TC3100<p>durable, heavy, powerful.<p>