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View Poll Results: TRIMMER/BLOWER BRAND
ECHO 10 23.81%
STIHL 21 50.00%
RED MAX 11 26.19%
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:44 PM
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Which trimmers and blowers are best?

Hi, I am going to be upgrading my trimmer and blower for next year and I am looking at three different brands. I would like to get either an echo, a stihl or a red max. The only one that I have experience with is red max and I like them but I have heard good things about all of them. Whatever I get I will get the pro model. Also does anybody know about the Sthil 4-mix engines?
I just wondered if they are rely any better than the 2cycle? please let me know what you prefer.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:53 PM
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I just bought a BR600 and have been amazed by that. It runs like a raped ape and has so much torque that after I shut it off, I have the tendancy to turn my body towards the left as I walk. But if you have been happy with Redmax and the dealer is close by then stick with them, thats an important aspect of any purchase.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:44 PM
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[QUOTE=powernoje;2593675]Also does anybody know about the Sthil 4-mix engines?[QUOTE]Look through the mechanic and repair section on here...that might give you some idea of the 4 mix.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:47 PM
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I have two Stihl BR-600's and they are amazing. I dont really care for the 4mix trimmers and like a dumbass I sold my awsome FS-250Rs earlier due to dealer issues but of course after I sell them I get a good dealer...I think the 250's are the way to go when it comes to trimmers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:53 PM
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I've always used Echo - rarely if ever do I have problems with any of my handhelds.

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:55 PM
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Bought a Sthil BR550 yesterday and love it so far! Going to do a good sized cleanup tomorrow with it so we'll really put it to the test then
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:02 PM
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I have to vote for Redmax. That's all I run, and love all of them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:20 PM
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Please let me know how that goes. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:24 PM
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I just bought a BR600 and have been amazed by that. It runs like a raped ape and has so much torque that after I shut it off, I have the tendancy to turn my body towards the left as I walk. But if you have been happy with Redmax and the dealer is close by then stick with them, thats an important aspect of any purchase.
ROFL I just bought my 600 this week!! I can relate!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:53 PM
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This is kind of hard for me to vote on because my favorite trimmer and my favorite blower are different brands. For that matter my favorite hedge trimmer is a different brand than the blower and string trimmer. Oh hell, they all make good stuff just depends on or personal preference.
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