View Full Version : Which Redmax Trimmer?

09-22-2005, 01:43 AM
My trusty 5yr old FS-55's older style foam grip is getting trashed by my TrimmerTrap's clamp...

So I'm thinking about getting a new FS-80 or a new Redmax.
But I'm having a hard time figuring out which one to consider, the Redmax website sorta sux. (short on info)

Which Redmax is around $300 and worth buying?
What advantages does it have over the FS-80?

Texas Mower Parts
09-22-2005, 08:07 AM

09-22-2005, 10:15 AM
I bought my BCZ2600 for $289 and happened to catch it on a sale where they paid the sales tax. It is a fabulous machine in my opinion. Unbelievable power and starts easy.

In fact I figure if my truck runs out of gas or quits, no worry, I'll just hook up the trimmer to the driveshaft and keep going.

Unbelievable machine.

Good luck,

09-22-2005, 11:14 AM
Notice you had to ask about the Redmax. The FS80 is known because of its reputation. You cannot, CANNOT, go wrong with it. They've been around for years. Very reliable and strong machine. I'd recommend it to anyone.

09-22-2005, 11:35 AM

The Redmax 2600 has an equally good reputation. I did plenty of research before buying mine. I did my research here and elsewhere. The Stihl and the Redmax appear to be equally good units. I chose the Redmax over the Stihl only because of the dealer.

Believe it or not there are manufacturers besides Stihl that make great equipment.

Have a great day,

09-22-2005, 11:54 AM
After years of using Echo trimmers I purchased a new SRM 260 with out hesitation, unfortunately the top of the machine (where I rest my elbow) gets a wee bit HOT! So when I went to purchase a new split boom tool set up I looked to Redmax's EXZ2500S.

The EXZ2500S-BC is the same machine as the BCZ2600S, both are 25.4 strato's. Great machine, good power, starts easy and runs smooth.


09-23-2005, 11:02 AM
Thanks for your thoughts.

I think I'll go with the Stihl. My dealer is 10 minutes away, and I've had excellent results from the FS-55.

Texas Mower Parts
09-23-2005, 03:54 PM
RedMax has an old school dirty trimmer about to be on the market. They are using some clean points that they have built up. I think it will be a 23cc @ 9 lbs. That's all I know.

09-24-2005, 12:35 PM
RedMax has an old school dirty trimmer about to be on the market. They are using some clean points that they have built up. I think it will be a 23cc @ 9 lbs. That's all I know.

9 lbs sounds pretty inviting... I might have to wait for that.

Anyone else have any info on it?

09-24-2005, 02:00 PM
i have an older 23cc redmax still to this day five years old starts on the first pull. NO stihl can do that !!!!!!

11-12-2005, 01:43 AM
Redmax BCZ3000 is hands down the best trimmer on the market today. It has enough power to chow down a rain forest but is also light, fuel efficient, well balanced and is reasonably priced. I have a BCZ2500 that I have had forever and has seen better days but is still chugin' along. Then I recently got the 3000 and LOVE IT! By the way, the next best trimmer (in my opinion) is the Stihl.:cool2:

11-13-2005, 06:28 PM
The next best trimmer is shidiawa.:)

lawnboy dan
11-13-2005, 07:10 PM
never buying another redmax trimmer great engine-worst cutting head i ever saw. even with .95 square line it still dosnt cut right. i take husky anyday

11-13-2005, 07:55 PM
i buy echo heads for all my redmax trimmers cant go wrong .

lawnboy dan
11-13-2005, 09:21 PM
thats a very good idea - i love the echo head -very quick and easy to reload. i can get one from landscapers supply that will fit. this will make my redmax into a good preformer. i have one on one of my huskys and much prefer it to the stock husky head

11-14-2005, 12:40 AM
i have a 2005 3000 "beast" yet it does have tons of power, it takes a LONG time to spool up rpms unlike the smaller models i use, ive used 30cc cub cadet, 30cc ryhobi crap, 21cc echo and 26cc someother brand, i also have 26cc redmax edger runs great, the 30cc just seems to bog down low a lot and very hard to start up and keep running, always wants to die out.