Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #71  
Old 05-28-2009, 01:28 AM
MileHigh's Avatar
MileHigh MileHigh is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Metro Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by mowerdude777 View Post
I am getting the new trimmer soon I am still undecided on what brand any final imput will be greatly appricheated
Get a shindy T242.

Best bang for the buck trimmer.

I've used a lot of different trimmers...this one is my favorite.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 05-28-2009, 11:31 AM
mowerdude777's Avatar
mowerdude777 mowerdude777 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: troy michigan
Posts: 2,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by bighaydenslawn View Post
Have you narrowed your choices to 2-3 particular brands? models? still don't know?



IK you don't want to, but pay the extra now and thank yourself later.

FS 90R is EVERYTHING you will ever need in a good trimmer. Sips fuel, quiet too.
I said the models in the title of the post. they are the Shindiawa T242, Stihl FS90R, Red Max BCZ2401S
__________________
Ryan- 16 years old- 15 accounts-
Exmark Metro Hp 48
BillyGoat 33
Ferris 32
Toro 21
Redmax BCZ2401s, Redmax HE225f, Redmax EBZ7100 Kawasaki KRB300
1999 Honda Oddsey
6X10 trailer
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 05-28-2009, 09:11 PM
W.L.M.'s Avatar
W.L.M. W.L.M. is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 525
Pull the trigger on the shindy, i have got the 231 and couldn't be happier with it, i prefer it over my echo 265 all day long. the 242 could only be better.
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 05-28-2009, 10:08 PM
JosephLawnCare's Avatar
JosephLawnCare JosephLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Albany Ohio
Posts: 846
Quote:
Originally Posted by mowerdude777 View Post
I said the models in the title of the post. they are the Shindiawa T242, Stihl FS90R, Red Max BCZ2401S
Try to find a stihl fs80. The t242 carb has to be adjusted by the dealer. There's a little half mooned shaped screw set into the carb that only the dealer has the tool to adjust. Which in my mind is a total inconvenience. I have owned every weed eater (commercial that is) know to man. The stihl fs80 is the best day to day trimmer, in my opinion.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 05-28-2009, 10:26 PM
mowerdude777's Avatar
mowerdude777 mowerdude777 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: troy michigan
Posts: 2,673
Ok guys i have tallyed up the positive reviews of each trimmer brand.
1. Shindiawa 20 of you guys said that it is the way to go.
2. Red Max 11 of you guys said that this is the way to go.
3. Sthil 8 of you guys have said that this is the way to go.
4. Other 4 of you guys have said that any other brand is good.
I still plan to go with either the red max or the shindiawa. I will most likely get a new string trimmer by next Saturday. All final input will be greatly appreciated
__________________
Ryan- 16 years old- 15 accounts-
Exmark Metro Hp 48
BillyGoat 33
Ferris 32
Toro 21
Redmax BCZ2401s, Redmax HE225f, Redmax EBZ7100 Kawasaki KRB300
1999 Honda Oddsey
6X10 trailer
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 05-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Cuttinitclose's Avatar
Cuttinitclose Cuttinitclose is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 1,019
SSSSSTTTTTIIIIIHHHHHLLLLLL!!!! Stihl.
__________________
Foffel's Lawn Maintenance
07 Silverado 1500 2WD
John Deere Z810A 54"/22
Stihl FS 90R, KM 90R, BG86, BR600, MS 211, HSE 60
2010 Thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=300126
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 05-31-2009, 01:17 AM
STIHL GUY's Avatar
STIHL GUY STIHL GUY is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 5,176
i dont know much about the other brands but i know that stihl makes great products
__________________
2005 Chevrolet 2500HD LS 4x4 6.0L
8' Fisher MM Snowplow
6.5' x 14' Big Tex Open Trailer
61'' Scag V-Ride 29 HP Kawi
48" Exmark Lazer Z HP
48'' Bobcat Ransome Mower
21'' Husqvarna Mower
Stihl FS55R Weedwacker
Stihl FS100RX Weedwacker
Stihl BR600 Backpack Blower
Stihl MS180C Chainsaw
Giant Vac Walk Behind Blower
Kawasaki KHT600S Hedge Trimmer
Giant Vac 16HP Leaf Loader
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 05-31-2009, 10:36 AM
mowerdude777's Avatar
mowerdude777 mowerdude777 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: troy michigan
Posts: 2,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by STIHL GUY View Post
i dont know much about the other brands but i know that stihl makes great products
I like stihl as well i have a hand held blower made by them. But I most likely will go with red max.
__________________
Ryan- 16 years old- 15 accounts-
Exmark Metro Hp 48
BillyGoat 33
Ferris 32
Toro 21
Redmax BCZ2401s, Redmax HE225f, Redmax EBZ7100 Kawasaki KRB300
1999 Honda Oddsey
6X10 trailer
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 06-02-2009, 12:01 AM
redmax fan's Avatar
redmax fan redmax fan is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: southeast michigan
Posts: 794
mowerdude , ive been running the redmax 2401 for past 3/4 years . i ran a redmax bc225 for years before that . i whip 100 plus accounts per week past 8 years , and i BEAT my whips with alot of detail work

well this morning it was raing here so we took a broken mower to weingartz on vandyke in utica . and i was checking out redmax / shindaiwa / stihl for a half hour (i coulda spent about a grand if i didnt get outta there ) ,
i was liking the stihl fs80 which felt lighter than my redmax 2401 , and also has around 3 more cc . that fs80 feels real solid and i got my eye on one .
then i was looking at the shindaiwa 282 and stihl fs250 and wow i loved em all (sorry there the whippers get me going) but then im checking over the redmax as usuall and i picked up the next step above the 2401 which i think is the 2601 , well it has around 6 more cc . and feels near exact weight .
and my point is here that i decided today the extra money for the bigger cc's while not being much heavier is worth it because the more power shall make the whip last longer , plus allow you to whip thru jobs faster because of the extra power

ps - weingartz is like lawn guy heaven
__________________
========================================
http://youtu.be/9yNqnHwvwHU
========================================
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 06-02-2009, 05:40 PM
mowerdude777's Avatar
mowerdude777 mowerdude777 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: troy michigan
Posts: 2,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by redmax fan View Post
mowerdude , ive been running the redmax 2401 for past 3/4 years . i ran a redmax bc225 for years before that . i whip 100 plus accounts per week past 8 years , and i BEAT my whips with alot of detail work

well this morning it was raing here so we took a broken mower to weingartz on vandyke in utica . and i was checking out redmax / shindaiwa / stihl for a half hour (i coulda spent about a grand if i didnt get outta there ) ,
i was liking the stihl fs80 which felt lighter than my redmax 2401 , and also has around 3 more cc . that fs80 feels real solid and i got my eye on one .
then i was looking at the shindaiwa 282 and stihl fs250 and wow i loved em all (sorry there the whippers get me going) but then im checking over the redmax as usuall and i picked up the next step above the 2401 which i think is the 2601 , well it has around 6 more cc . and feels near exact weight .
and my point is here that i decided today the extra money for the bigger cc's while not being much heavier is worth it because the more power shall make the whip last longer , plus allow you to whip thru jobs faster because of the extra power

ps - weingartz is like lawn guy heaven
I love weingartzs too. My blower, edger and trimmer got stolen yesterday. so for now i am going to buy used stuff and get new stuff in a few months
__________________
Ryan- 16 years old- 15 accounts-
Exmark Metro Hp 48
BillyGoat 33
Ferris 32
Toro 21
Redmax BCZ2401s, Redmax HE225f, Redmax EBZ7100 Kawasaki KRB300
1999 Honda Oddsey
6X10 trailer
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 12:12 AM.

Page generated in 0.09915 seconds with 7 queries