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Old 08-13-2011, 08:00 PM
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You might want to look at the BCZ2460TS. Thats the high torque version.
Is there a big price difference? I want it at a max of $350.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:07 PM
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Not sure. If there is a price differance it shouldnt be by much. I'll try to find out but it'll be a couple days. I'm about to take a mini vacation.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:17 PM
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Not sure. If there is a price differance it shouldnt be by much. I'll try to find out but it'll be a couple days. I'm about to take a mini vacation.
Hey thanks! That would be awesome!

Have fun on vacation!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:20 PM
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Thanks! Taking my 3 year old daughter to Hershey Park. Leaving tomorrow. I'll def check it out for you though
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:43 PM
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I used to sell power equipment and have used many different types in my business but for the money the husqvarna 323l that is sold at lowes is a very good trimmer very lightweight and powerful I think it has a 26cc engine runs about 249.00
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:00 AM
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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.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:12 AM
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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.
Thanks Will P.C., I take a look at kawasaki. As far as the dealer goes, just bought an edger (Husqvarna 125e) from them and a part broke on it and they replaced it for no charge. I think they will honor warrenties and such. However I have heard that is a problem so I will keep an eye out for that. Thanks for the concern
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:01 PM
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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.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:56 PM
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Redmax always for trimmers and backpacks
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:15 PM
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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!
the shindaiwa is a good choice in my opinion, the 242 is well balanced and very durable, the one we've got is going on 6 yrs old and no major work at all and the speed feed head makes it so easy to use, acording to the shindaiwa website the 242's msrp is 299.99
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