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Andy_
08-17-2006, 08:10 PM
Recommendations for string trimmer please.

Will be used by wife most of the time so weight is an issue along with ease of changing string. Also is bump head the way to go? Price is not an issue. Thanks for any replies.

grass_cuttin_fool
08-17-2006, 08:12 PM
I love the Robin NB2050, 8.5 pounds, I have 3 of them, the oldest is 4 years old and a great lil trimmer. On one of mine I switched the bump head out for a manual advance head and I like it better

wayne

dcondon
08-17-2006, 08:26 PM
My wife has a husky curve shaft that she loves. Light weight and easy for a woman to handle. Plus very little vibration:waving:

Jason Rose
08-17-2006, 08:29 PM
Husquvarna 323L ... Super light, well at least as light as the Robin one above, and tons of power. I don't regret mine at all and iv'e been using it all this season

dcondon
08-17-2006, 08:31 PM
Husquvarna 323L ... Super light, well at least as light as the Robin one above, and tons of power. I don't regret mine at all and iv'e been using it all this season

yup, the 323c is the curve and 323l is the strait

KS_Grasscutter
08-17-2006, 08:36 PM
I vote for the 323L or some sort of Stihl.

lawnmaniac883
08-17-2006, 08:50 PM
Stihl FS100RX.

Loved mine right until it got stolen. The replacement is a FS130R and dam that sucker is heavy compared to the 100, I am starting to get used to it though both the weight and the smooth revving engine.

The FS100RX is very light and IMO has great power.

torquedaddy
08-17-2006, 09:02 PM
I have a stihl fs38 that my wife uses for light trimming and I use a fs110r. Lots of power and if u find it too heavy u can use a strap.:drinkup:

BSDeality
08-17-2006, 09:26 PM
my gf uses a Shind. T231 with the new quickload head from shindaiwa, you don't have to take the head off to restring, just line up 2 arrows and push the string through.

Andy_
08-17-2006, 09:45 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention I want a commerical grade unit. Are these mentioned commercial? Thanks again!

dcondon
08-17-2006, 09:49 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention I want a commerical grade unit. Are these mentioned commercial? Thanks again!

The 323L is as good as they come. Your wife would like it I'm sure. Husky makes some real nice units.

lawnprosteveo
08-17-2006, 10:30 PM
I switched from Echo Crossfire to Shindaiwa Silent Twist....I like it alot.

Howard Roark
08-18-2006, 08:04 PM
The Echo t-261 retails for about $299, and having used many commercial models I would say you would be hard to beat this model. More than enough power for you or your wife, in fact it has the power of many other commercial models at less weight.


Good luck.

lawnmaniac883
08-18-2006, 08:25 PM
Stihl FS100RX is commercial with the 4-mix engine in it. Lots of torque down low combined with the best power/weight ratio I have ever seen and you have on hell of a setup. Priced at 320 or so IIRC.

Andy_
08-18-2006, 09:54 PM
Due to local dealers, I've narrowed it down to 2. Any help in picking the best one of the two is appreciated.
1. Shindaiwa T231 w/speed feed head
2. Stihl FS100RX

I have dealers of these two brands and echo locally.

Adamma Landscape Group
08-20-2006, 12:19 AM
Andy,
Go and buy commercial grade Husqvarna (323L and above) anything that cost more than $300 you will not regret. With their titanium string you will see how amazing these trimmers perform on grass and brush.
I went and bought a new expensive STIHL trimmer 2 weeks ago. It does not compare to Husqvarna.
Just follow the advise of the guys above you will not regret.

lawnmaniac883
08-21-2006, 10:04 PM
Husky titanium line first of all is a joke. The titanium part comes from titanium oxide or paint pigment.

I dont like husky, electrolux made trimmers VS stihl is just no comparison. Stihl wins hands down. Buy the FS110 if you want to run a blade or the FS100RX if you dont need to run a blade.

dcondon
08-21-2006, 10:21 PM
Husky titanium line first of all is a joke. The titanium part comes from titanium oxide or paint pigment.

I dont like husky, electrolux made trimmers VS stihl is just no comparison. Stihl wins hands down. Buy the FS110 if you want to run a blade or the FS100RX if you dont need to run a blade.

You have got to be kidding me!!!! Husky will stand as good as any stihl on the market!!!!! :dizzy: