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Alekfarmer
03-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Im looking at buying a redmax tr2350s. I have an Echo 265 and its 13.5 lbs. This redmax weighs 9.5 lbs. That sounds amazing this heavy echo is wearing me out after a few yards! I love my friends echo 230 but the redmax dealer is a mile from my house. Anybody have any feedback on the redmax?

r.eckley
03-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Changed from STHIL to REDMAX a couple of yrs. ago. Would not go back have several 2301s , really like them,starts every time better heads. Just feel better balanced. Bought a BG86 STHIL blower this spring because it had a cruise control , used it a while sold it bought another REDMAX.

Alekfarmer
03-03-2011, 10:20 PM
Are they really lacking power?

Keith
03-03-2011, 10:23 PM
The one I had was the weakest commercial trimmer I have ever used. And I happen to be a big fan of the light, small cc trimmers.

Alekfarmer
03-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Noted, being a big fan of light small cc trimmers, what else would you recommend? Shindy 222? Husky 223?

slawn
03-03-2011, 10:57 PM
I have a 2300 and I love it. I'll probably get a 2301 this year. I had no problems and prefer it over my FS 80. For everyday residential use you can't beat them. If your trimming overgrown ditches and fence rows it won't do, too light and weak for that.

godzilla
03-03-2011, 11:01 PM
I think I have a 2601, great little trimmer. Got a couple T270's laying around for brush work. As far as the Redmax vs. Echo debate... I'd stick with the RedMax, very reliable machines, good power to weight.

Keith
03-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Noted, being a big fan of light small cc trimmers, what else would you recommend? Shindy 222? Husky 223?

Some of my favorites were the Shindaiwa T230 and Redmax BC225DL. Of course those are long gone. For the past several years I have been using Kawasaki trimmers. Even the larger-engine models are fairly light.

KS_Grasscutter
03-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Have a 2301 and love it. Nice and light, and plenty of power for weekly/eow trimming. For brush or rough cut type stuff, you may want something with some more nuts lol, but I like small, light trimmers for normal stuff.

Merkava_4
03-04-2011, 12:00 AM
The one I had was the weakest commercial trimmer I have ever used. And I happen to be a big fan of the light, small cc trimmers.

Would it be more powerful than a Stihl FSE 60 you think? Serious question.

Keith
03-04-2011, 12:41 AM
No idea, but it would be easier than dragging a cord around :)

Merkava_4
03-04-2011, 01:05 AM
No idea, but it would be easier than dragging a cord around :)

That trimmer used to be made by Ryobi, but then Ryobi discontinued it.

But later on, after browsing the Stihl site, I noticed they now have an electric trimmer that looks EXACTLY like the discontinued Ryobi. ;)

Alekfarmer
03-04-2011, 04:44 PM
Just ran a 2350s for 20 minutes in wet grass. BEAST! i love it it feels like a sports car compared to a diesel truck(echo)