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exmark22
06-13-2008, 10:19 AM
I am using reconditioned Weedeater products now, but they lack power.

Anyone have any suggestions on Commercial Grade brands (Echo, Stihl, Tanaka, etc...).

Would really appreciate input?

Seems like most of my time on the grass is spent with trimming and edging. I would really like to cut my time as much as possible.

Thanks

bjack312
06-13-2008, 11:12 AM
The biggest issue is what dealers you have locally, and which will provide the best support. All of the major brands make quality equipment (Stihl, Echo, Redmax, ect.)

I personally use Stihl trimmers and edgers, and an Echo blower.

green-pa
06-13-2008, 02:37 PM
Last year I switched from A Toybuilt trimmer ( from Lowes) to a Echo srm 230 with cushioned grip. It cost about 2.5x the price of the toybuilt, but is a world of difference in quality. Much more powerful and much less wear on the hands. I also believe it will last much longer. I have a Sthl chainsaw and recommend sthl or echo for almost any blower or trimmer.

All_Toro_4ME
06-13-2008, 02:57 PM
stihl and shindaiwa are both great choices.

freshprince94
06-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Stihl and Echo are good. I personally don't care for my Echo's, they are underpowered and harder to start.

dura to the max
06-13-2008, 05:25 PM
The biggest issue is what dealers you have locally, and which will provide the best support. All of the major brands make quality equipment (Stihl, Echo, Redmax, ect.)

I personally use Stihl trimmers and edgers, and an Echo blower.

same here minus the echo blower. i have a redmax as listed in my link and it runs great. also have had great service out of redmax blowers. i have had stihl, redmax, shindaiwa, and echo and would reccomend any of them based on dealer support.

DillonsLawnCare
06-15-2008, 03:34 AM
Shindaiwa Trimmer, Shindaiwa Edger, Redmax Blower!!!!!!!!!

SNAPPER MAN
06-15-2008, 12:37 PM
I'd go stihl all the way. FS-250R for a trimmer, BR-420 magnum for a blower, save money and dont get an edger and use the trimmer to edge. After sometime using the trimmer you will become very good.

KS_Grasscutter
06-15-2008, 12:42 PM
I'd go stihl all the way. FS-250R for a trimmer, BR-420 magnum for a blower, save money and dont get an edger and use the trimmer to edge. After sometime using the trimmer you will become very good.

I'd get stihl, but their new gas caps SUCK. I really love the Husqvarna trimmers that my friend has. 323L's. Great power, light, starts easy, runs great. And most importantly, they have a user-friendly gas cap.

SNAPPER MAN
06-15-2008, 09:48 PM
The stihl two strokes all have the easy to use screw on cap not the over designed p.o.s one on the 4 mix.

STIHL GUY
06-15-2008, 10:56 PM
i havnt had any trouble with my stihls. they start right up everytime and they are powerfull

TTPRODR
06-15-2008, 11:56 PM
I recommend kawasaki trimmers,they are light weight trimmers and does the jobs as any other commercial trimmer.

mowerbrad
06-16-2008, 12:05 AM
Stihl is the best I've used.

STIHL GUY
06-19-2008, 10:45 PM
my stihls dont lack any power