Originally Posted by Will P.C.
I would take a look at Kawasaki. I am going to buy a trimmer from them to replace a Stihl that is on its last life.
You did say you have a good dealer so maybe consider that. Have you put them to the test with a warranty repair though? Dealers seem really nice when you are buying equipment and get lucky and do not have any major problems.
Mine has been great to me.