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lawn1787
03-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Im am new to the business and need help. first what would you guys rather get a stihl or an echo trimmer, second what model. I was looking at the stihl 100 RX 4 mix what do you think of it?



Thanks for the help

befnme
03-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Im am new to the business and need help. first what would you guys rather get a stihl or an echo trimmer, second what model. I was looking at the stihl 100 RX 4 mix what do you think of it?



Thanks for the help
kawasaki is my favorite then echo.

lawn1787
03-05-2006, 04:00 PM
Thanks for info

work_it
03-05-2006, 04:04 PM
I have both a Kawasaki and a RedMax. I like the Kawasaki, but love the RedMax. Won't mess with Echo ever again.

beck
03-05-2006, 04:28 PM
I started out with 2 echo 260s but have since changed to the stihl 4mix and they seem to be holding up a lot better.
We have 5
1- FC110 edger
2-fs110
2fs100rx
The 100s are lighter but just as powerful, the downfall is that they do not accept any attachments. For example the hedge trimmer or chain saw. For just a little bit more money the 110 has more flexability.

CAG
03-06-2006, 01:52 AM
we use the echo srm210 their not great on power but light, reliable and cheap

Signature Landscaping1
03-06-2006, 08:48 AM
redmax bcz2400s

Killswitch
03-06-2006, 03:55 PM
I have the Stihl 100. More power than Ill ever need thats for sure.

Good unit so far, no complaints. My advice is dont buy too powerful or expensive a unit. The low end commercial trimmers are all youll need for daily trimming.

Brendan Smith
03-06-2006, 05:19 PM
Im am new to the business and need help. first what would you guys rather get a stihl or an echo trimmer, second what model. I was looking at the stihl 100 RX 4 mix what do you think of it?



Thanks for the help
If there is a red-max dealer near you, check them out. best trimmer i've ever owned (and i've been through a bunch):weightlifter:
good luck

jarroo's lawncare
03-06-2006, 05:26 PM
i have 2 shindaiwas 1 is a 22t and one is a t-231 i like the t-231 the best the 22t is more of a homeowner model with a straight shaft i think.

lawnmaniac883
03-06-2006, 06:15 PM
I have a stihl 100rx right now, great trimmer. Terrific power/weight ratio and they have lots of torque.

ed2hess
03-06-2006, 10:15 PM
Consider the Echo SRM261T. It is a true 2 stroke with an adjustable carb on it and they changed the gear ratio in the geal box to get more torque on head. This unit is easy to work on and parts are readily available. We have about 15 over the last 5 years and like them a lot. And, it is light and balanced and you can run without the guard and pull a long cord.

PLS-Tx
03-06-2006, 10:47 PM
I use shindaiwa, bought a T-231 today on sale for $234

Good power, easy to start, not to heavy

NEPSJay
03-06-2006, 11:08 PM
I use shindaiwa, bought a T-231 today on sale for $234

Good power, easy to start, not to heavy

I agree, Shindaiwa makes a heck of good product. If you have a Shinny dealer nearby, be sure to check them out before you "X" them off your shoppin list. Good Luck

totallawncare912
04-16-2006, 08:44 PM
go kawasaki KBL series or buy a shindaiwa T260 or T270 Carb problems with the T270 but well worth the money

Derek9D
04-16-2006, 09:19 PM
we bought a used Shindaiwa 22T i love that trimmer its been goin strong 4 the 3 years we've used it startin to loose its power cuz its gettin old....we bought a new excho at that time and i dunt like it to heavy and not enuff power less then the shindaiwa....and last season we bought a new RedMaX i love that trimmer it is very light and has alot of power i would get another redmax or shindaiwa.

FireManPhil
04-17-2006, 08:30 AM
I too will not go back to Echo. We used the 260's for a while but they always seemed to keep loosing power and had to keep getting tune ups. Last week I bought a Stihl FS-90 to try out and love it!