View Full Version : Which weedwhip should i purchase

Bret's Lawn Care
05-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Should i buy a shindaiwa, tanaka, echo, or stihl

ProCare Lawn Service
05-09-2005, 10:51 PM
They're all good trimmers as far as I am concerned. I have used all but tanaka. Stihl is a little heavy as well as Shindaiwa, but they both last a long time. I am currently using shindaiwa and am very happy. I use this brand b/c there is a dealer close by that services and sales them. That is one of my main considerations when buying equip.

05-09-2005, 10:52 PM
I have echo, i'm pretty happy with it, haven't uses a stihl in a few years I didn't like them, they seem too bulky

05-09-2005, 10:58 PM
I have all echos and im happy with them

The Captain
05-10-2005, 01:35 AM
Echo.....just bought my second PAS-260 w/ string trimmer attachment, picking it up Thursday. In 3 years, I've never a problem with the first one. Need the second for cemetery work. I have all Echo equipment.

The Captain

05-10-2005, 01:47 AM
i've got a stihl fs-80 and i'm happy with it, RedMax also makes great products.

05-10-2005, 11:59 AM
ECHO I got a ton of them. I also have one tanaka. The ECHO smokes everything. I got a PB400E blower that is 14 years old and another that is 8 or 9 years old (bought it used at a pawn shop) They just keep running and running.

The SRM2601 or the PAS 260 are great choices.

05-10-2005, 01:13 PM
My guys just called and they snapped the shaft in half on 1 of my 4 Echo's. I made my money off of it though. It has been used now for 7 years.

05-10-2005, 01:31 PM
I use Stihl FS85's. They have served me well for many years without any problems.

05-10-2005, 01:36 PM

DId I hear an echo??????

05-10-2005, 02:48 PM
I know it wasnt on the list but i had all echo then recently got a redmax and i love it! makes me not even want to touch the echo's anymore.Ive hear a lot of good things about shindaiwa also but never used one.

05-10-2005, 03:17 PM
I like the redmax trimmers.