2-cycle equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trimmer, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    I was wondering what brand of 2-cycle equipment you use. I have in the past ran echo ,but I found it to be to tempermental. Right now I am using sthil but it is to hard to start sometimes. I was looking at shindaiwa or husqvarna or maybe another brand. I was just want to know what you use and how well it performs.
     
  2. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
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    I run echo, my trimmers are 2601 they have been great. I just last season brought a new backpack blower the echo PB-601 435cfm at the end of pipe, I know several of my friends who run Shindaiwa and they are awesome machines, but ive ran echo for 9yrs so untill i have a major prob i still use them, they are easy to work on and no prob getting parts. Marks Mowing Service
     
  3. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    shindiawa
     
  4. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    TRIMMER,
    I STARTED MY BUSINESS WITH WEED-EATER BRAND TRIMMER AND HEDGE CLIPPERS. THE STRING TRIMMER I STILL USE ON MOBILE HOMES. IT DOESN'T TEAR UP THE SKIRTING. THE HEDGE CLIPPERS I SOLD TO A GUY AT WORK. I NOW AM THE PROUD OWNER OF A
    HUSQVARNA 322L TRIMMER AND A 225H60 HEDGE CLIPPER. THEY BOTH START ON THE FIRST OR SECOND PULL. I LEARNED THE HARD WAY TO BUY COMMERCIAL BRANDS OPOSSED TO THE HOMEOWNER CRAP. I WILL STAY WITH HUSKY BRAND PRODUCTS. MY BLOWER IS A STIHL BG 75. NO PROBLEMS WITH IT. I DON'T CARE FOR THE DESIGN OF THE HUSKY BLOWERS. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PURCHASES.
    Mowman
     
  5. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    We use shindiawa and lesco weedwhips. We have (2)stihl and (2)lesco blowers, (2)stihl hedge trimmers, and a stihl chain saw. The lesco stuff was made by echo.
     
  6. tlcgrounds

    tlcgrounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I have 8 echo products. Yes they are a little tempermental but if you maintain them correctly that half the battle. Strong enough to last. Cheap enough to replace every couple of years.
     
  7. Guest
    Posts: 0

    stihl br400 is having trouble running it died slowly perhaps over 1o hours use its is the rpm's that have slowed down any thoughts...I recall this happening long ago and it went to the shop and came back fine just cant remember what was the prob maybe I could fix it myself
     
  8. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    We have 2 Lesco 36cc weed trimmers, 2 Lesco Backpack blowers, 1 Shindaiwa edger, 1 Shindaiwa weed trimmer, 1 shindaiwa hand held blower, 1 stihl 85 hedge trimmer,1 Stihl 029 farm boss chainsaw. In other words, a bit of everything. NONE of it has given any problem. The thing about equipment is that if you KEEP IT OUT OF THE RAIN, and change fuel filters, air filters and sparkplugs etc, they last a long time.
     
  9. How to start a Sthil:

    Turn switch to on position

    Hit primer bulb about 4 times

    Move lever to full choke

    Pull starter until it "puts"

    Move leaver to half choke

    Pull start and run then take choke off completely
     
  10. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    Keep it out of the rain? It rains in Seattle 10 months a year, we don't degrease it just rains! Shindaiwa or Sthil for longterm use. Echo has it's place with conscripts, it's cheap, use it, and them, and throw away. Are you going to want to repair the damaged equipt from the years invasion?
     

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