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murrayslandscaping22
04-26-2010, 07:45 PM
Ok, so I have Redmax trimmers now, and I liked last year model, but i got this years model and hit it so much its a piece. I want to look at some other trimmers im thinking shindaiwa or stihl don't know which one to go with need some help.

Alan0354
04-26-2010, 07:57 PM
What model and what problem you have?

Merkava_4
04-26-2010, 09:38 PM
Ok, so I have Redmax trimmers now, and I liked last year model, but i got this years model and hit it so much its a piece. I want to look at some other trimmers im thinking shindaiwa or stihl don't know which one to go with need some help.


What do you mean by that?

murrayslandscaping22
04-26-2010, 10:58 PM
i meant to say "but i got this years model and it is a piece of junk it bogs down a lot and turns off when i flip it over to edge

brodo374
04-26-2010, 11:02 PM
I have always used echo line trimmers and somewhat pleases, however this year i bought a kawasaki line trimmer and it seems to be as powerful as my echo high torque and a heck of a lot lighter

FLAhaulboy
04-26-2010, 11:13 PM
My Stihl FS 250 weed eater is six years old, Never been in the shop for repairs either. I've used echo as well but think Stihl is better for long term commercial use.

rjh4758
04-26-2010, 11:21 PM
I am an Echo fan but I have been hearing from the ones that have tried the Kawasaki's, they have been nothing but thrilled. I may look into then when mine need replacement.

gibbonsballer10
04-26-2010, 11:28 PM
I have always used echos and never have had any problems, they start right up, stay running, and are dependable and will last. They are very light and powerful, and in my opinion, the best trimmers out there

mowerbrad
04-26-2010, 11:32 PM
I've been running stihl for quite a while and never any problems. I've never used any other brands but I haven't had problems so I don't see any reason to switch.

ashgrove landscaping
04-26-2010, 11:50 PM
I must say huskys have always treated me great. Super light and plent of power and simple heads(haha) just dont get the bearing ones!! Also pretty cheap. My main trimmer is 11 years old and runs perfect. I do have 4 others but I always like that one the best for some reason. I have used the others but the huskys just feel better

chuacro
04-27-2010, 12:39 AM
I have a Husqvarna 223l that I have and still use daily. It is on its 3rd year and I average about 35 lawns a week. Light weight and easy to fill the trim line.

Bryce Mock
04-27-2010, 01:29 AM
go with a shindiawa. great trimmer.light plenty of power and affordable. i have been using a 242 for the last 3 years and absolutley love it!

Merkava_4
04-27-2010, 01:48 AM
i meant to say "but i got this years model and it is a piece of junk it bogs down a lot and turns off when i flip it over to edge


What's the model number of your Redmax trimmer?

murrayslandscaping22
04-27-2010, 09:38 AM
I have a BCZ2450T and a BCZ2401S and i hate the BCZ2450T

Larson Lawn Care
04-27-2010, 09:44 AM
I started with echo, then stihl then redmax and now shindaiwa. My redmax would have carbon build up too often but a great trimmer for power and weight. The echo couldn't handle the line being out, the stihl I just didn't like (luckily someone stole it) and now the shindaiwa 282 is great for power, it is a bit heavy, and when I would turn it over to edge, it would turn off on me. It must be something to do with the fuel line. It did it the second day then twice after that, now the past 3 days it has been fine. I would go with shindaiwa though.

Mickhippy
04-27-2010, 09:50 AM
Kawasaki trimmers. Great power to weight, very dependable.