Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:35 PM
LawnBoy89's Avatar
LawnBoy89 LawnBoy89 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: East Haven, Connecticut
Posts: 967
Trimmer Preference

What trimmers do you guys run. Right now I have 2 but they aren't commercial. One of them has a special head with a 4 way string, the other is only 2. One is a craftsmen, the other homelite. If I keep using them so often I'm sure they are going to go. So I'm going to get most of my equiptment for next year during the off season. I really have no idea about any commercial trimmers.

So what's good? What are you guys running? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:39 PM
lampeslawnservice lampeslawnservice is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Burlington, Ia
Posts: 323
Stihl, all the way
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:41 PM
Mo Green's Avatar
Mo Green Mo Green is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,586
Just check around at your local dealers and see what's available. Don't select a trimmer on name alone, also consider the dealer that is selling it to you. Are they going to stand by their product and provide you with good customer service if it breaks down? Sometimes this can be just as important as the brand you select.

I got lucky. I like Stihl, and the local dealer that I work with is less than 10 miles away and provides good customer service.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:44 PM
grass_cuttin_fool's Avatar
grass_cuttin_fool grass_cuttin_fool is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,505
I use Robin trimmers, they are much lighter than others but have the steel shaft so that you can use a blade on them if you like http://www.robinoutdoorpower.com/pro-trimmers.htm
I also have some stihl equipment and I like it very well, I am a solo operator so any weight I can save in a days work makes it easier on me. Alot of other people like the redmax and shindiawa ,Husquarvana, and Echo. I havent used them so I cant comment but they are top grade companies also
__________________
To my dad, Thanx Pops you are my dad, my brother , and my best friend



Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:57 PM
txlawnking's Avatar
txlawnking txlawnking is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Nomad for a while..
Posts: 1,905
Lawnboy, for lawn maintenance, I don't think anything else has the bang for the buck like a Kawasaki.. I've had excellent results from mine, the Ktr27a.. 1.6hp, 10.6 lbs, and I paid $220 for mine at a dealer, I've seen them on e bay for $189. But really it depends on your local dealer, and what he is selling ( and how much you thust him). On the other hand, if you are a mechanic/mechanically adept just buy it online and wing it.. either way, you won't go too wrong with a Kawi, (which you can get at Lesco's) Redmax, Stihl, or Shindaiwa...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:57 PM
LawnBoy89's Avatar
LawnBoy89 LawnBoy89 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: East Haven, Connecticut
Posts: 967
I can get any type of trimmer from my local dealer, there are tons of dealers around me that are very close.

Those Robin trimmers look pretty good. I'm starting to see more and more 4-stroke trimmers. Is your Robin trimmer a four stroke?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2004, 08:02 PM
grass_cuttin_fool's Avatar
grass_cuttin_fool grass_cuttin_fool is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,505
No I am using the model 2050, it is 2 cycle, Im old school and not sold on the 4 stroke yet all though my dealer has some in the field in use with good results. The Robin has an oil pan on it and you have to keep a check on the oil level. Im not sure about the others but the stihl is 4 stroke but uses a 2 stroke mix for lubrication
__________________
To my dad, Thanx Pops you are my dad, my brother , and my best friend



Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2004, 08:04 PM
Lawnchoice's Avatar
Lawnchoice Lawnchoice is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seacoast New Hampshire
Posts: 781
Red Max - always and always will unless something goes bad with them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2004, 08:06 PM
YardPro's Avatar
YardPro YardPro is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: coastal NC
Posts: 3,567
have about 8 echo's but won't buy more. have a husquivarna that i like alot, have had a few robins, love them, have had shindawa, love them too. have a red max that i like alot. and have had a few sthil, but was not happy with them
__________________
dingo tx425 and lots of attachments.
8 Vehicles
5 trailers
bobcat T200
way too much other crap
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2004, 08:27 PM
Travis Followell's Avatar
Travis Followell Travis Followell is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 2,207
I like Stihl and Echo. They are both great trimmers. You would probibly be happy with either of them. We use all Stihl and Shindawia but we will be buying Echo's next. We have 6 Shindawia's and based on experience with them and other employee's experience while using them, I wouldn't recommend them.
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 03:44 PM.

Page generated in 0.09758 seconds with 7 queries