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View Poll Results: What Trimmer do you use?
Stihl 299 42.17%
Echo 179 25.25%
Redmax 75 10.58%
Shindaiwa 78 11.00%
Other (state below) 78 11.00%
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:38 PM
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kawasaki love it,bets echo hands down
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2000 craftman 22 pusher 6hp b&g
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:25 PM
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Stihl FS55 for years until some piece of SH$T stole it today.I just bought a Stihl 90 4 stroke.
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Pressure washing Daphne ,Fairhope, Alabama.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:09 AM
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I have used Stihl and Echo for years. Both build strong products.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:31 PM
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:48 PM
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deff shindaiwa, a 12 yr old shindaiwa 230 and a 6 yr old 242, i like the 230 hands down, alot of power for its size and durable, was going to buy a T261 or T272 this yr but since echo bought out shindaiwa, you cant get them now...
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-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:41 PM
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Husky 326LS: Lightweight, powerful, dependable & under $300.00 new. I believe Kawasaki is the only other unit that competes in the weight category.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:42 AM
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I run Echo and Shindaiwa. No complaints about either of them. Awesome trimmers!

Shindaiwa T242X
Echo SRM225
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:58 PM
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I use a Husqvarna 325L trimmer which at 9lbs was the lightest trimmer on the market when I bought it 7 or 8 years ago. I love it. the husquvarna head is so easy and the thing is very well balanced. It always starts on second pull and even though every cosmetic part has broken, I've been through 3 trimmer heads, and the shaft is bent it still runs great.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:55 AM
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Who's received more than two years of daily commercial use from a Stihl FS90? I bought two and both crudded out long before I feel they should have. Ended up buying three old school FS80r units since that the dealer still had in stock. Tried and true, just too bad the EPA got involved.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:11 AM
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My 6 &5 yr old beat to **** fs-110's died last yr my 3 ,2,1,this yr old fs130 's are still kicking butt!!!
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