Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Thunderhead's Avatar
Thunderhead Thunderhead is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 391
Buying a RedMax Trimmer Soon...

Ok, I was gonna get either an Echo or RedMax, but have decided on RedMax because of local dealer support.

But before I go any farther I must say that my Echo SRM-210 has been bulletproof since the day I bought it on 4/23/2003. And it's still running as strong as it was that day.

I'm looking at the BCZ 2460 TS, BCZ 2660 TS, and the BCZ 2650 T.

My questions are:

What does the "T" and "S" mean on the different models?

What is the difference(s) between the 2660 TS and the 2650 T ?

The 2660 TS is only $10.00 LESS than the 2650 T... Why is this?

I'm leaning more towards the 2660 TS because it's only $40.00 more than the 2460 TS, and I think you're getting more power for not much more money (25.4cc/ 1.2hp vs. 23.6cc/1.14hp ).

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, Are there any problems with these models or is there any reason(s) that I should just completely avoid them altogether?

Thank You.

...I also have a RedMax HBZ 2601 handheld blower that I LOVE too. In 4 months, it'll be 2 years old...
__________________
'09 Hustler Super Z 60" 31 hp Kawasaki, Echo SRM-210 trimmer, Redmax HBZ 2601 blower, '98 Massey Ferguson 231 utility tractor, 5' Bush Hog 285 rotary cutter, 5.5' King Kutter box blade, 6.5' United disc harrow, United middle buster, Dearborn single row cultivator, single row HD row hippers, Bark Buster pto log splitter, log skidding "tongs", 6' Fred Cain landscape rake, LMC boom pole, drawbar, '09 Honda Foreman 500 4x4 FPE, '04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS

Last edited by Thunderhead; 04-21-2011 at 03:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-21-2011, 09:11 PM
Thunderhead's Avatar
Thunderhead Thunderhead is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 391
Is there anybody on here who knows Anything about the RedMax trimmers??
__________________
'09 Hustler Super Z 60" 31 hp Kawasaki, Echo SRM-210 trimmer, Redmax HBZ 2601 blower, '98 Massey Ferguson 231 utility tractor, 5' Bush Hog 285 rotary cutter, 5.5' King Kutter box blade, 6.5' United disc harrow, United middle buster, Dearborn single row cultivator, single row HD row hippers, Bark Buster pto log splitter, log skidding "tongs", 6' Fred Cain landscape rake, LMC boom pole, drawbar, '09 Honda Foreman 500 4x4 FPE, '04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-21-2011, 09:22 PM
goodgreen's Avatar
goodgreen goodgreen is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan
Posts: 332
My area ExMark dealer started carrying RedMax equipment. I've always used Stihl and he told me the RedMax blowers and trimmers were more commercially heavy duty. Might be trying some out this year.
__________________
Dan's Lawn Care

Ford F150 XL Truck
6 x 10 Trailrite Trailer w/ramp
ExMark Phazer 34" laser 2006 mower
Big Dog C142 2011 mower
Wright Grass Gobbler
RedMax BCZ2401S Trimmer
Stihl FS-55-T Trimmer
Husqvarna 570BTS Backpack blower
Husqvarna 445 Chain Saw
Redmax HB280 hand held blower
Echo HC-150 gas hedge trimmer
Jungle Jack
Arien's dual stage 625E snowthrower

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2011, 04:36 AM
Big C's Avatar
Big C Big C is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Gonzales, La.
Posts: 1,593
How much power do you need?....if it is just trimming weekly and bi-weekly accts I would get the TR2350 from Redmax it is only 21cc but weighs a superlight 9lbs, I run 2 of them and love them.
__________________

Chad Clark
225-257-5566
chad@clarkunlimited.com
www.clarkunlimited.com
www.facebook.com/culawns
La. Licensed Landscape Horticulturist
La. Licensed Ornamental & Turf Pesticide Applicator
La. Licensed Irrigation Contractor
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-22-2011, 09:58 AM
MOHUSTLER's Avatar
MOHUSTLER MOHUSTLER is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,376
Ok sorry thunderhead ive been backed up. here is the answer to your questions.

The TS is the straight shaft HIGH TORQUE It spins at a higher RPM then the standard T

Its made ( and they wont say this ) BUT its for the guys who take the guards off to keep power when you run string out further then the guard allows.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-22-2011, 10:00 AM
MOHUSTLER's Avatar
MOHUSTLER MOHUSTLER is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,376
P.S i also agree that the 2350 is a sweet trimmer we sell over 200 of them a year. I own one for myself as well. Been my favorite trimmer over everything for the past 6 years back when it was numbered as the 2301s.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Thunderhead's Avatar
Thunderhead Thunderhead is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 391
Thank ya'll for the replies. I do appreciate it.
__________________
'09 Hustler Super Z 60" 31 hp Kawasaki, Echo SRM-210 trimmer, Redmax HBZ 2601 blower, '98 Massey Ferguson 231 utility tractor, 5' Bush Hog 285 rotary cutter, 5.5' King Kutter box blade, 6.5' United disc harrow, United middle buster, Dearborn single row cultivator, single row HD row hippers, Bark Buster pto log splitter, log skidding "tongs", 6' Fred Cain landscape rake, LMC boom pole, drawbar, '09 Honda Foreman 500 4x4 FPE, '04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-22-2011, 04:04 PM
underPSI underPSI is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodgreen View Post
My area ExMark dealer started carrying RedMax equipment. I've always used Stihl and he told me the RedMax blowers and trimmers were more commercially heavy duty. Might be trying some out this year.

Of course he told you that. He just started selling them which means he obviously makes more profit off each unit. I continue to buy Stihl for a reason. A fellow LCO who's also a friend uses Redmax and has recent bought a Husky and used to use Echo. He can't wait until it's time for replacement because he's going to Stihl.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Alan0354's Avatar
Alan0354 Alan0354 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 4,458
I read a lot about Redmax strato engine being very cold blooded, complains of hard to start and take forever to warmup. Do a search and read the comments. No body seems to complain about reliability though, just irritating.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-22-2011, 04:34 PM
hawaii hawaii is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: canada
Posts: 34
Redmax runs a lot better than echo after start up, easy to start too. We run 2350t and 2650t. They have way more power than a comparable size echo and run forever, cant go wrong with Redmax, go for it.
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 03:00 AM.

Page generated in 0.09825 seconds with 7 queries