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Old 08-13-2011, 11:59 AM
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Trimmers.

I'm looking at next year buying a new trimmer (seeing as my current one is a echo Gt 2200 curved shaft that has had a lot of use.) I'm looking at buying a good quality trimmer that I will get years out of. I will be mostly doing standard trimming around beds, sidewalk, and so-on. however would like enough power to go through tough weeds if need be. Im looking at

Stihl FS 90r
Echo srm 265
Red Max BCZ2460s
Shindaiwa T242.

I like the echo because of the luck with the 2200 i have, the warranty, and the dealer support. However I like the red max because i have used a red max a couple of times and the same dealer that sells the echo sells red max as well. I like the stihl because it has less emissions, but it looks uncomfortable. I'm so confused . Any advice would be most helpful!
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:45 PM
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You can't go wrong buying Tanaka!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:01 PM
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Fs 90r if not go with the redmax.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:11 PM
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Yur gunna get 100 different answers. I love my Echos
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:44 PM
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Fs90 followed by redmax. I would get out of the business before I would go back to using an echo trimmer, and since the own shindaiwa its out too lol.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:12 PM
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I notice that some trimmers have a steel shaft and some have a cable shaft. Is there a big difference between them? Also I heard that with 4 stroke machines you get less power per cubic centimeter than in 2 stroke engines. is that true, if so, is it a huge difference? Thanks for all the replies!
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:27 PM
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You can't go wrong buying Tanaka!!!
Thanks for the advice, I'm now looking at a TBC 255pf by tanaka.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:28 PM
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I love my echo equipment,stihl are echo are great that is what i run and the 225 is what i have it's a light weight trimmer 21cc i do general trimming and use it as a edger and its good the 265 and fs 90r are two great choices there.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:43 PM
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Redmax. Steel shaft will be stronger than the cable. You might want to look at the BCZ2460TS. Thats the high torque version.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:32 PM
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Or a kawaski they have alot of power and super light.
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