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Old 05-20-2013, 08:06 PM
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String trimmer for women

I usually work solo but my wife has come alone with me on my route a couple times now. She wants to start helping me out by doing all of the trimming. So I showed her how to use a string trimmer. The problem we're having is that my kawasaki and redmax trimmers are to big and heavy for her to feel comfortable using. She tried a battery powered trimmer but it didn't have enough balls behind it and the batteries didn't last. So my question is what are some good light weight trimmers that a petite women could use? I was thinking a trimmer with a curve shaft? Are there any good battery powered trimmers out there?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:10 PM
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I just bought a cheap $200 echo 225srm (I think thats the model) for my guys to replace a heavy honda 4 stroke. It is really light. The guys like it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:14 PM
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Seems like a smaller echo or redmax would be the lightest. Haven't used all brands but echo stihl and redmax. Echo or redmax are significantly lighter than stihl
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:14 PM
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husqvarna 223L or 323L or 326L would be your best bet. they weigh 9lbs.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:16 PM
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I usually work solo but my wife has come alone with me on my route a couple times now. She wants to start helping me out by doing all of the trimming. So I showed her how to use a string trimmer. The problem we're having is that my kawasaki and redmax trimmers are to big and heavy for her to feel comfortable using. She tried a battery powered trimmer but it didn't have enough balls behind it and the batteries didn't last. So my question is what are some good light weight trimmers that a petite women could use? I was thinking a trimmer with a curve shaft? Are there any good battery powered trimmers out there?
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I'm pretty sure those Kaws are about as light as they get (9-10 lbs). Redmax should be about the same + - 1 lb. husqvarna has a few at 9 lbs. I think Robin has a flyweight around 8 lbs. (also sold as a Dolmar I think).

I really don't think there's much out there better suited than the Kaw.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 PM
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Everybody always wants to help, you know, for the first fifteen minutes and only so long it's not 90 degrees outside, and so long they don't actually have to get physical, all is smiles and sunshine until the truck stops at the first yard too... Yeah, suddenly the coffee wore off and the humidity hits you splat in the face.

I got news...

Landscaping falls under the category of "Light agricultural" work.
For reference, "heavy agricultural" would involve lifting 80 to 100 pounds all day long.
So 11 or 13 pounds of lifting is light work but if someone can't handle it, then this job is not for them.

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:26 PM
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String trimmer for women

Buy a strap for her to put around her shoulder to take some stress off he arms and back
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:26 PM
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String trimmer for women

Core products makes battery powered trimmers that last but they to weigh 10+ pounds
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:30 PM
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Its not really the weight that she's having trouble with its just the lenght of a straight shaft trimmer. So basically I'm asking what company makes the best curve shaft trimmer.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:48 PM
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Shindaiwa (242 I think) is shorter than the Redmax. My brother being 5'5" loves it. I can't stand it. Just too short.

Curved shaft trimmers suck in every possible way. I have no idea why they're even still made (except of course that someone is still buying them).
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