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sparcolawn
02-07-2006, 07:50 AM
i've got 2 srm210 echo string trimmers, and have always found them to be very cold blooded, i have been looking at the redmax trimmers, any thoughts? i do a serious amount of trimming, but would like to stay around the size of the srm 210s, thanks.

ProMo
02-07-2006, 08:16 AM
the red max has power but mine is a bit cold natured as well. I had a shindaiwa t231 for a week and took it back for more power but it was a very smooth machine for the size

rodfather
02-07-2006, 08:33 AM
We got rid of all our small Echo trimmers a couple of years ago and replaced them with Redmax. They would just not cold start and there was no adjustment on the carb. Redmax starts cold on the first or second pull every time...sure am glad we got them.

baddboygeorge
02-07-2006, 01:03 PM
sparco lawn get a shindiawa an never worry again !!

JKOOPERS
02-07-2006, 01:57 PM
redmax is by far the best trimmers imo like other people stated they start on the first or second pull

cgrappler135
02-07-2006, 03:14 PM
go with the shindiawa t231 or t261, i have both and their great.

sparcolawn
02-07-2006, 04:14 PM
what sizes in the redmax and the shindiawa's are in the same group as the echo's srm 210's? because i really dont feel thta i need anything more powerful then them with regular string trimming

rodfather
02-07-2006, 04:39 PM
what sizes in the redmax and the shindiawa's are in the same group as the echo's srm 210's? because i really dont feel thta i need anything more powerful then them with regular string trimming

Redmax 2400

6'7 330
02-07-2006, 05:08 PM
We kind of like Sthil string trimmers lol.

LB1234
02-07-2006, 05:52 PM
We had the SRM 2100...we phased out our echo trimmers (only two...we are small) for two redmax 2400's. I love the redmax trimmers over the echos. much more powerfull. Little heavier but start much better. Keep in mind some people get annoyed that you have to warm up the redmax's before starting your line trimming.

Echo backpack blowers, that another story. I love those things.

cklands
02-07-2006, 06:43 PM
I ran the Echo for years and once I changed to Redmax I will NEVER go back. The Redmax runs stronger and lasts MUCH longer than any Echo product I have ever had. Backpacks and shears included.

S man
02-07-2006, 06:56 PM
i've got 2 srm210 echo string trimmers, and have always found them to be very cold blooded, i have been looking at the redmax trimmers, any thoughts? i do a serious amount of trimming, but would like to stay around the size of the srm 210s, thanks.

Ah. Redmax is great. I love mine.

gslawncare
02-09-2006, 05:12 PM
I have a srm 210. it is pretty hard to start, about 5+- consecutive pulls, then I have to play with the choke a little. It's very hard for anyone except me to start. In most cases I have to start it and after that it runs exceptionally well. Warm, no problem.
It really depends on the operator and that sixth sense of what it needs/how it will operate.

J&R Landscaping
02-09-2006, 09:13 PM
The Redmax BCZ2400 or BCZ2401 might be a good choice. If you are looking for a bit more power for only a few extra bucks, the BCZ2600 may be worth considering! Good Luck!!!

K&L Landscaping
02-09-2006, 09:17 PM
I was a hard headed Stihl guy for year's. Finally, after pulling and pulling on the Stihls to get them started I converted to Redmax BCZ2600s. Not a better trimmer in the business as far as I'm concerned. In fairness though I have never used a Shin. or a Tanaka.

Guthrie&Co
02-09-2006, 09:50 PM
stihl's image may be changing on the cold starting over the next few years. i have their 4 mix equipment and no matter how long it sits or cold it starts just fine. so with the phasing out of 2 cycle stuff you might just see a huge change in stihl. imo...the 4 mix is great, definatly what the industry needed

Jpocket
02-09-2006, 10:29 PM
REDMAX's smallest trimmer is a better overall machine than echo's mid line stuff hands down.

dtelawncare
02-12-2006, 09:00 PM
I bought a Stihl and it starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull. My Stihl blower is the same way. Never tried anything else.

E-Z Green
02-12-2006, 09:27 PM
From the above posts, I understand that Redmax is the man...Redman. But where does Riyobi line up with Stihl and Echo. Educate me please.

Demetrius
E-Z Green

128Steve
02-12-2006, 09:36 PM
I certainly agree with the above on Redmax; I have a few. Yet, nothing has ever started as easy as my Robin 2050. About the same power as the 210 and much less expensive and very light. Plus a solid shaft. One is on ebay right now for $150 delivered! I read about one where Grasscuttinfool said how easy to carry his was and he was right. Something different at least.:)

SLC, LLC
02-12-2006, 10:55 PM
RedMax - never had a problem with them, still running good. need to clean spark arrestor quite frequently, but that is a 30 second fix

Evergreenpros
02-13-2006, 02:18 AM
Doesn't kawasaki tout easy starting? and Husqvarna?

I'm curious about the honda 4 strokes on the honda trimmer and the husqvarna trimmer, as far as how easy they are to start. I'm like a lot of people, pulling on my echo stuff gets old fast.

Brendan Smith
02-13-2006, 01:21 PM
I have a red max trimmer and have been downright abusive to it and the thing always starts on first or second pull. this is it's third season and still going strong!

Rev. Crabgrass
02-13-2006, 03:02 PM
I always liked Sthil and Husqvarna, the Stihl's are a little heavy but always started for us. The Husky's were light but didn't last as long. I really like the Redmax trimmers though, light, durable, and quick to start. I may be converted.


REV.

gslawncare
02-13-2006, 03:26 PM
I've heard of the re-power kit offered by ECHo. Sounds like a bag of gaskets??? would this procedure/parts kit actually help, or is there more of a chance of screwing it all up?

MBDiagMan
02-13-2006, 03:35 PM
I own a Redmax trimmer but I am not one of these people that is going to say that it is the best in the world. To say that I would have had to run every trimmer in the world to know and I have not done that.

I can say this, however, about my Redmax trimmer. I have owned all sorts of things with two stroke engines for almost 40 years. Everything from chainsaws and trimmers to Motocross motorcycles. My Redmax trimmer is CLEARLY the easiest and most reliable starting two stroke engine that I have ever owned period.

Good luck,
Doc

ajordan193
02-13-2006, 11:35 PM
i own a stihl right now and have used shindaiwa. i like my stihl but its a little heavy and the shindaida just felt better in my hands. I'm not impressed with echo at all so thats out. Redmax i'm never seen or used. What i would like to know is am i better off getting a new stihl 4-mix or a shindaiwa? Thanks

-Andrew

elshauno
02-14-2006, 02:49 AM
Make sure there are a couple nearby dealers for whichever one you get. I would personally go Shindaiwa hands down

lawnboy dan
02-14-2006, 10:44 AM
now that i got a better head for my redmax-i like it a lot better.