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Old 06-29-2014, 08:49 PM
kc8prz kc8prz is offline
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Kawasaki KTFR27A hands down.

We have over 5000 lawns mowed with this trimmer. Its a beast, its power to weight ratio is great, it has tons of torque and it light.

I have run redmax, echo, shindaiwa, stihl, husky.

We cut 30 lawns a day with it.
But but you can't do that. You don't have a commercially built trimmer it's only semi pro. It's not even above 30cc. so you don't have enough power. Geez it's not big enough. It's one of Kaw's bottom line trimmers and probably a stripped down model made for Big box stores..

Actually I think it's a great trimmer with one hell of a motor being a Kaw. No need to question it's credentials. It was my third choice and I really wanted it bad just because of the Kaw engine. But very happy with what I got. Just goes to show that the little light weight guys are commercially up to the task and can give stellar service too.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:13 PM
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Kaw is getting out of handhelds this year I believe.

The "big box" stores are identical to the trimmers your dealers have. As long as it's the same model obviously
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:22 PM
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Kaw is getting out of handhelds this year I believe.

The "big box" stores are identical to the trimmers your dealers have. As long as it's the same model obviously
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:58 PM
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Why do I need a 30cc trimmer for cutting weeklys? Extra weight, more gas consumption not worth it. I have gone through the manufacture head and thats it.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:47 PM
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Why do I need a 30cc trimmer for cutting weeklys? Extra weight, more gas consumption not worth it. I have gone through the manufacture head and thats it.
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Dont worry, it was a poorly attempted dig at me!

Kinda funny really! Comparing that Kawi (even if it is a semi pro model) is laughable!
Tanaka= rubbish on/off switch
Kawi= robust sliding switch.
Tanaka= Plastic where the shaft goes into the housing
Kawi= I'd bet my left nut its metal of some sort!

I just wonder why those Hitachi/Tanakas cost so much? I mean, there up there with battery powered Black n Deckers, but not "quite" as good though…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oTo-cytzeE

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:22 PM
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Strongest/lightest/most reliable 2-stroke trimmer/edger

For the money, tanaka/hitcahi. The tcg's are so easy to start. Run an hour straight, take a break and it'll fire right back up. Light enough you can trim with one hand. Not the strongest, but for the money, there's nothing within $70-80 price range right now that I would consider a better buy.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:11 AM
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My guys love the Stihl 100rx
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:14 PM
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I just went from a Stihl fs90r to the new Stihl fs94r. Love the fs94r, it is lighter and a true 2 stroke.
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