View Full Version : JD trimmers

08-01-2001, 12:37 AM
does anyone use john deere trimmers if so how are they and do you like them?

plow kid
08-01-2001, 01:58 AM
Heavy, I don't like mine, the 120

08-01-2001, 11:43 PM
i was looking at the XT140 because of the of its power and length does antone use this type of trimmer :confused:

tru cut
08-02-2001, 10:09 AM
Ihave the xt140 and like it a lot. has good power starts very good no problems at all in 2year s of hard work

08-02-2001, 01:22 PM
I got mine at the beginning of the season and so far it been pretty good machine. Its starts quickly and for most situations has plenty of power. the only thing that sort of bothers me is that it doesnt hold much string. Just my thoughts

08-25-2001, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the input

08-25-2001, 11:15 AM
i've got one .kinda heavy had it for 4 yrs now an still runs like a deere

08-25-2001, 04:37 PM
i dont know if you know this or not but the new jd trimmers are made by homelite

08-25-2001, 05:05 PM
I just talked with another LCO yesterday who had commented on how he was having troubles with his carb on his. I think he said he had a 170???

Anyhow, he said these units were quite a bit hevier than the Robin NB253 and he didnt think the Mitsubishi motor put out as much power as the Robins.

He did say that the great thing about them was that they were clearanced priced at $179 so he got two JD for the price of one Robin. :D


08-25-2001, 09:54 PM
I run one it is old,and heavy under powered but it still runs like a deer.ha ha

08-26-2001, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by strickdad
i dont know if you know this or not but the new jd trimmers are made by homelite

JD bought out Homelite a couple of years ago. Homelite made a series of Pro Line trimmers a few years ago. They were'nt popular with landscapers becaue the shaft was shorter than most pro equipment. I had one I got from Lowe's and it was awesome. If the new JD units use the engines like I had, I think they will be good machines.

GCS LawnService
08-27-2001, 03:49 PM
I'm currently using the new Honda UMK431 31cc 4 Stroke Trimmers and have been pleased so far. I was advised by a local JD Dealer not to buy JD Trimmers to go somewhere else and spend my money. I took his advise and have no regrets.