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View Poll Results: What Trimmer do you use?
Stihl 299 42.17%
Echo 179 25.25%
Redmax 75 10.58%
Shindaiwa 78 11.00%
Other (state below) 78 11.00%
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:34 PM
Paragon World Paragon World is offline
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Thumbs up Stihl

I use the Stihl fs110 rc it has plenty of power and is a solid machine. not sure what others think of it but Ive had good luck with them
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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Kaw KTFR27 - 10 lbs. Have had no problems. I use it for trimming grass around obstacles and maintaining edges.

Again...10 lbs. love it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by eaglescout1993 View Post
Had a sthil and red max said screw the horrible starting on the stihl and bogging down the red max on long edging. got a tanaka... best trimmer iv ever used. Have yet to bog down the engine Dan starts first or second pull from a cold engine.
Interested in if you recommend the 27cc Tanaka. (I think it is the largest one) I am ready to replace my 26cc RM this year. I put two guys on them to trim 17 acres of tombstones, looking for the light weight of a two stroke,needing low vibration and easy to start. they only been seeing about 200hrs/year lately since it is all we do.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:45 PM
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I use the stihl fs 130 trimmers , they have the most dealers in the area and seem to have a great resale value used , they last a long time as well , also have had the fs90 and fs110 they are fine as well , i like the stihl line up of small equipment.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:33 PM
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husqvarna or honda
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:12 PM
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an ancient green machine 3000m really its a redmax and a broke a$$ Srm-230
2008 Ford F-250 FX4 Lariat Diesel
2006 Carry on 5x8 trailer
2014 Haulmark 7x14 trailer
Scag Tiger Cub 48"
Toro Timemaster 30"
Exmark TT 48"
2 Redmax EBZ-7500
Redmax BCZ2460 Hedgetrimmer
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Echo Cs600P
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:06 PM
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i have had great luck with the Stihl fs 90r's and 130r's ...
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14 Years old
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:24 PM
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Stihl fs100rx. I've had it for 3 years trimming 15+/week and haven't had to do anything but adjust the idle and switch out the gas caps. I'll be picking up a fs90r soon. I'm not a hardcore commercial user but I've had nothing but good experiences with Stihl products.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:02 AM
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Shindaiwa or Tanaka. The older Redmax machines were good but I think they are junk now. I am mostly running Shindaiwa trimmers with Redmax backpack blowers, but have recently been running some Tanaka trimmers and think that they are just as good as anything else on the market. They are VERY easy starting.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:40 AM
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STIHL FS100RX and a Husqvarna 223L Rather the Husky honestly but the STIHL is way more reliable.

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2012 Scag Tiger Cat 52" Kawa. FX-691
2012 Scag Freedom Z 52" Kawa. FS-691
STIHL FS100RX Trimmer
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