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Old 05-21-2010, 02:44 PM
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Trimmer - $200 most bang for your buck?

Hey fellas, I'm on a budget and have roughly $200 or less to spend on a weed trimmer. I want something that will last so the home depot black and decker model is out of the question . I'm not a huge outfit so my trimmer wont be subject to as much use as alot of yours are. Just give me some ideas please. i've done some searching on here but it doesnt seem anyone has cross referenced top trimmers by price range really

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Old 05-21-2010, 02:50 PM
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Husqvarna 125L for $199!!! Right at edge with a dollar to spare!! They sell it in Lowes and OSH.

But I would spend extra twenty something dollars to fit a Shindaiwa SpeedFeed head on also.

For $200, this is it. 28cc, plenty of power, much more durable than those Crapsman, Ryobi, Troybilt stuff.

If you only need a small trimmer, Echo SRM225 is good for $219.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:08 PM
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Husqvarna 125L for $199!!! Right at edge with a dollar to spare!! They sell it in Lowes and OSH.

But I would spend extra twenty something dollars to fit a Shindaiwa SpeedFeed head on also.

For $200, this is it. 28cc, plenty of power, much more durable than those Crapsman, Ryobi, Troybilt stuff.

If you only need a small trimmer, Echo SRM225 is good for $219.
what type of head does the husq 125 come with? whats the diffference between shindaiwa's speed feed head and the typical pound head? (yeah, pound head, i just made that up )
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:25 PM
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what type of head does the husq 125 come with? whats the diffference between shindaiwa's speed feed head and the typical pound head? (yeah, pound head, i just made that up )
The speed feed head lets you slip a piece of line through and then twist the head to load it. Putting on new line takes only a minute or less.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:36 PM
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I was at the Home Depot the other day looking for trimmer heads. I didn't see any Echo 210's. So I don't know if they quit making them or quit carrying them or if they were out of stock. The 210's have a lot of power and last about 3 or 4 years if you take good care of them. Very dependable. $200 to $225 range
Oh yea, I can run one around 2 hours on a tank of fuel
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:50 PM
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I was at the Home Depot the other day looking for trimmer heads. I didn't see any Echo 210's. So I don't know if they quit making them or quit carrying them or if they were out of stock. The 210's have a lot of power and last about 3 or 4 years if you take good care of them. Very dependable. $200 to $225 range
Oh yea, I can run one around 2 hours on a tank of fuel
They change to SRM225.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:58 PM
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The speed feed head lets you slip a piece of line through and then twist the head to load it. Putting on new line takes only a minute or less.
my luck, i about ordered one of these off of ebay for 175 yesterday but decided I needed to do some more research. Do you use a Kaw trimmer?
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:03 PM
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my luck, i about ordered one of these off of ebay for 175 yesterday but decided I needed to do some more research. Do you use a Kaw trimmer?
Kawi is a good trimmer if you are willing to buy online. Still consider the Shindy SpeedFeed head.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:24 PM
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my luck, i about ordered one of these off of ebay for 175 yesterday but decided I needed to do some more research. Do you use a Kaw trimmer?
I use Shindaiwa trimmers and a Kawasaki blower.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:19 PM
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KTFR27A-$195 free shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/KAWASAKI-COMMERC...item3effe41d7a
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