View Full Version : The lightest trimmer

03-18-2007, 10:37 AM
What have you guys found to be the lightest commercial trimmer?

I liked the Kawasaki KBL 23A. At 9.1 pounds it was easy to trim for hours on end without my arms aching, but they stopped making it for some stupid reason.

After using the Kawasaki, everything else feels like a chunk of heavy concrete after a few hours, especially to my female employee.

I find that extra pound or more really makes a difference. I don't know why I would need a motorcycle engine in my trimmer. I'm using it on grass, not as a brushcutter. If I wanted a brushcutter I would buy a brushcutter.

I guess it's just a sales tactic to throw larger and larger motors in these things each year to get us to think they are the latest and greatest.

What do you use?

Jason Rose
03-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Husquvarna 323L. If you want a few ounces less weight loose the trimmer guard too. It's around 9 pounds. I have one and have had good luck with it, also love how LIGHT it is!

03-18-2007, 12:52 PM
I've got the redmax 2300... it weighs in at 8.8 lbs. Got a great deal on it too. You'll never catch me using another trimmer!

lawnboy dan
03-18-2007, 12:59 PM
husky 323 here too-love it!

03-18-2007, 01:34 PM
Just bought the Kaw KGT27A, 10.2 lbs, 26 cc. I switched the gearbox to an Echo, and put an Edgit on it. Can't wait to use it!

03-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Red Max 2300 is very lightweight. Feels like a javelin in my hand, but don't throw it...:nono:

Stihl FS100RX has one of the best POWER to weight ratios out there.

03-18-2007, 07:55 PM
yup redmax 2300 for a straight shaft or get a curve for lighter yet. redmax makes the ilghtest.

03-18-2007, 07:59 PM
323L. great weight, balance, and power

03-18-2007, 09:07 PM
Stihl FS100 Cant beat the power compared to the weight

03-18-2007, 09:12 PM
I use the Husky 323's. Lightest trimmer that I have ever used. One of mine is going on its 8th season.

03-18-2007, 09:29 PM
Robin makes a trimmer called the NB2050 it has a 20cc engine and weighs only 8.4lbs.

Envy Lawn Service
03-18-2007, 09:30 PM
The Robin NB 2050.

8 pounds
20 cc
Good power for grass trimming
Nice ergos if you are not short

That RedMax 2300... reliable and starts great.
But that thing is a TOY.

I'm sure it works great for some... but I'd burn that thing down with my work.

saw man
03-19-2007, 12:35 AM
Bad thing with the Robin is the trimmer head, doesnt hold as much line as others. I would go with the Redmax 2300 or the Husky 323L.

Envy Lawn Service
03-19-2007, 12:42 AM
I can live with less line or swap heads.

I cannot live with the meek power of the RedMax 2300.

I love the RedMax 104+ heads... wonder if they will fit the Robins?

saw man
03-19-2007, 01:04 AM
I dont think so... Actually no. I think the Robin is an 8mm and the Redmax is a 10mm.

So no. That is actually why the Robin revs so fast. Very nice machine but I would take the Redmax or the Husky. The rev almost as quick a lot of line in the head, easy to respool and both are very reliable.

Metro Lawn
03-19-2007, 02:05 AM
The new Kawasaki isn't too bad for 10 lbs. The weight distribution is good and it feels much lighter. I have a few for sale with free shipping... check in the classifieds