View Full Version : Need new trimmer suggestions

06-06-2003, 10:49 AM
I live on 5 acres with a lot of trees and some brush. My trimmer just died on me, and I am needing a reliable new trimmer for my property. I am wanting to spend around $200 - $250. What would be the best / most reliable one in that price range? Also, what are the advantages of the straight shaft versus the curved shaft.

Also, I would like to be able to add attachments if that is possible in this price range.

Thanks for all suggestions.

Grass Master
06-07-2003, 02:36 AM
Try the Echo PAS trimmer series....you can add an edger, pruner, hedge clipper etc. in the future for much less money than buying each unit seperately. PAS-230 with trimmer is going to be around $300.

Echo is well known for quality and has a strong dealer network and good parts support which is very important.

06-07-2003, 05:26 AM
no attachments just bought a Redmax BCZ2500S It is the best trimmer i have ever owned. It is about 299 though. A little more than what you are looking for but they have a model around 250 though. Go to your dealer and check them out.

06-07-2003, 05:34 AM
as mentione above the split shaft trimmer by Echo is a very good product. For some unknown reason, getting the drive cable synch'd up when you change attachments can sometimes be a minor headache, but I would but this unit again in a heartbeat.

Never used anything but Echo so cant comment on other brands

06-07-2003, 07:29 AM
Honda's new 25cc 4 stroke.
Starts with one pull, each time everytime.

06-07-2003, 01:00 PM
Sacrafice a night out to dinner, spend the extra 50-100 and pick up the Redmax. You won't regret it.:)