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Old 05-07-2002, 08:52 PM
Metalgear Metalgear is offline
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Which Trimmer is Better?

OK, I've narrowed my selection to two trimmers. Which one would you go with? 1) Shindaiwa T-230
2) Echo SRM260S
They both are light,powerful,solidshaft. I value your opinions, since you guys do this day in and day out. Thanks!!!
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:08 PM
General Grounds General Grounds is offline
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:blob3: metal, go redmax, i have 25 pieces of redmax equiptment and all are trouble free many are 5 years and older. tony
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:30 PM
aakin aakin is offline
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I recommend the Husqvarna 325LX

The Husqvarna 325LX is very powerful, quite, light and low vibration. It is an excellent trimmer. I suggest you at least take a look at it.
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:00 PM
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I have an echo2601. bought new last year and i like it. Never had a shin but i hear that are good. Stihl, echo, redmax and shin are all in a dead heat. I prefer stihl or echo.
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Old 05-26-2002, 10:42 PM
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Have a Echo 2600 , 2.5 years old has been used and used ,starts on the third pull 95% of the time and for around two hundred dollars it has paid for itself.
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Old 06-04-2002, 07:32 AM
JOHN EASLEY JOHN EASLEY is offline
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WHICH TRIMMER IS BETTER

ALL MAJOR BRANDS ARE GOOD. IF THEY WERE JUNK THEY WOULDNT STAY IN BUSINESS. THE REAL CHOICE SHOULD BE WHICH DEALER CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST SERVICE AND PARTS AVAILABILITY. DONT BUY A CERTAIN BRAND IF THE DEALER DOESNT KNOW HOW TO FIX IT ASK PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA IF THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE DEALER THEN BUY WHAT THEY SELL.
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Old 06-04-2002, 07:35 AM
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What aakin Said.
Johnny G.
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Old 06-04-2002, 01:29 PM
floydboy floydboy is offline
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I know that everyone has changed your decision and I want to add to them. I would check out Robin. All of my commercial cutters love them. Not only am I a small engine technition & salesman but I have been in the nursery business all my life. I've used about everyone of the trimmers on the market and I've had my Robin trimmer for more than thirteen years and it still runs strong. The closest trimmer to compare it to was the Echo in my opinion, but remember any trimmer will last as long as you maintain it and grease the gear box. :blob3:
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Old 06-18-2002, 09:16 PM
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I bought the ECHO 260s this year. It has not given me any problems so far. Good power, comfortable.
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Old 07-05-2002, 06:06 PM
Eastview Landscaping Eastview Landscaping is offline
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I agree with all ... Every timmer is as good as the people who use /abuse it.. proper maintenance goes a long way, most of my equipment is 4 years and older. Make sure that you buy from someone who services what they sell !!!!!!!
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