Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-09-2009, 09:24 AM
Fife Lawn&Lane's Avatar
Fife Lawn&Lane Fife Lawn&Lane is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Posts: 97
Anyone use a Honda trimmer? Whats your opinion of them?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-09-2009, 09:41 AM
osr001's Avatar
osr001 osr001 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: new castle ,pa.
Posts: 45
Thumbs up

Windmill/Vandermolen with Kawasaki engines. 28cc trimmer that`s 15yrs. old, Hedge trimmer at 10yrs. and backpack 65cc at 8yrs. Never had a problem w/ them, and I do mean never!!. Just DO the maint. A bit pricey, but well worth it! I buy direct. Go to their website.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:28 AM
IntegrityGuy's Avatar
IntegrityGuy IntegrityGuy is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 781
I have a kawasaki and it runs great. i would not buy another one due to not many dealers. I would love to try one of handas new small 2 cycle engines.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:38 AM
LawnTamer's Avatar
LawnTamer LawnTamer is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 3,957
I used to run Maruayama trimmers. They are exceptionally light, and for the most part well built and comfy. They did have one thing I did not like. They all used a Wahlbro carburetor, which was fine except the throttle lever would break off the top, and the only way to replace it was to buy a new carb. (like $98) I ran several of these units and had every one of them do this at 1-2 yrs. Perhaps it has been redesigned. Last I heard, they were offering a 5 yr commercial warranty, so they would probably be worth trying.
__________________
Evergreen of Utah
Licensed applicators since 1990
Making the desert green one lawn at a time


"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms." - Aristotle
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triplex View Post
I was just curious about this - it seems most people use either RedMax, Shindaiwa, Stihl, Echo, Husqvarna, or Tanaka trimmers and backpack blowers. Once in a while I see obscure brands like Dolmar, Vandermolen, Maruyama, Makita, Kawasaki, Solo, etc. Any diamonds in the rough out there that we should know about?

I worked on a golf course that had a John Deere backpack blower that held up for a pretty long time. Big company, but very minor presence in 2-stroke equipment.
I have some Dolmar concrete cutters and stihl concrete cutters, sthil by far has it all over Dolmar But the Dolmars are nice tools that is why I have some.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-10-2009, 11:59 AM
RonAyersMotorsports's Avatar
RonAyersMotorsports RonAyersMotorsports is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 864
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fife Lawn&Lane View Post
Anyone use a Honda trimmer? Whats your opinion of them?
We sell both Honda and STIHL trimmers.

Honda's are very reliable, but there downfall is their weight.
__________________


Derek's (Me) Personal Equipment

STIHL MS230 C-BE ON WISH LIST!
STIHL HS 45 18" (2008)
STIHL FS 80R (2001)
STIHL SH 86 (2009)
STIHL MM 55 YARD BOSS (2008)
YARD BOSS EQUIPPED W/
EDGER ATTACHMENT/AERATOR/WEIGHT KIT/TILLER
HONDA HRR216VKA (2008)
2010 Toyota Tundra SR5
Better Built 6x12 Trailer
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Fife Lawn&Lane's Avatar
Fife Lawn&Lane Fife Lawn&Lane is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Posts: 97
Thank You Ron Ayers.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Mike's LawnCare Landscape's Avatar
Mike's LawnCare Landscape Mike's LawnCare Landscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hendersonville NC
Posts: 488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fife Lawn&Lane View Post
Anyone use a Honda trimmer? Whats your opinion of them?
I have one. I have had it 3 years now !!! Its heavy but its a brute. I don't trim with it any more, Just brush cutting and I got a stihl hedge trimmer head that I use on it.
Real nice trimmer but a slit heavy for every day mowing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-17-2009, 02:39 PM
jamesusandy jamesusandy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: gadsden, alabama
Posts: 3
I got a solo brush cutter/string trimmer off of ebay new. I needed to order a part and for a simple bolt that I could not find any where ended up costing me $18+. Their service department was terrible and as I found out it is very hard to find parts. I don't use it as much as my other trimmers so I don't know how well they last. It's pretty much a back up, back up trimmer for me. With the experience I have had with it I would steer clear because of the parts and service problems.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Craig3's Avatar
Craig3 Craig3 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Posts: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonAyersMotorsports View Post
We sell both Honda and STIHL trimmers.

Honda's are very reliable, but there downfall is their weight.
I agree. I bought a crappy Craftsman Pro w/ a briggs and it died on my so I replaced it w/ a Honda. I'd used one and liked its power (and the reliability of Honda engines) so thats what I went w/. I checked out Stihl but was less than impressed w/ the dealer. I told him to sell me on it and he had nothing. Honda dealer was great. Also bought the stick edger.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 PM.

Page generated in 0.07849 seconds with 7 queries