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backpack trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontier-Lawn, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

  2. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    bad vibrations and lack of power due to the flex in the shaft is what i see.
  3. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 480

    That machine is no longer sold in the US.
  4. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    They're supposed to be designed for mowing on slopes and clearing thick brush.

    I've tried a backpack trimmer and hated it. I'm tall and have the handles set high. With no engine for balance I had to push the right handle down constantly and got tired fast.

    I'd be more interested if shindy offered this in the US.

  5. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    id like to try one of those but the balance thing would be an issue
  6. green monster

    green monster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    ECHO had a backpack brushcutter back in 1960, but it was discontinued a long time ago. You can see a picture of it at the bottom of the first page of the 2008 ECHO catalog.

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