battery operated line trimmer

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  1. nevets93

    nevets93 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    I need a recomendation on a battery operated line trimmer, i don't care if it self feeds and all that mess, i just need it to do a good job and hold a good charge cause i have a 2 acre yard that has a lot of trimming. Electric and gas trimmers are out of the question cause gas prices are ridiculous and cords are anoying, so yea...help me out. Price range- $free-$130
     
  2. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Worry about gas price for a little trimmer!!!! You are going to kill your back and arms using a battery trimmer for 2 acres. Look for a very small trimmer with Strato charged type ( not necessary Redmax, Maruyama has it too). Get a 20cc or under, one gallon goes a loooooooong way. My little Echo hedge trimmer with 21.2cc engine, the gas level don't even move after a long session of trimming. You kill your arm before you burn a gallon!!!!

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,445

    if i were you i would buy a gas trimmer just because the battery operated trimmers don't hold up as well. if your just trimming your 2 acres i bet it will cost you under $20 to trim your yard for the entire year.
     
  4. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    It is doubtful if a battery operated trimmer would hold a charge long enough to trim your yard. I think that most of those are for the small 1/4 acre or less properties.

    As far as gas prices go, even in todays market I doubt that you would spend more than $20 per year on gas for your trimmer - and that's with a lot of trimming. There is a reason that professionals use gas equipment. It is reliable and economical.

    I see nothing but disappointment if you end up with a battery operated trimmer.
     
  5. nevets93

    nevets93 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    wow i didnt know how cheap it was to use a gas trimmer...well any recomendations on a gas trimmer. $130 max. weight isnt an issue either.
     
  6. mjlcare

    mjlcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    you get what you pay for you can go to wally world and spend 60 and it will last for 60 days or you can get like a echo from home depot and it will last you for 6 year for about 200
     
  7. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    If you want to be really cheap, Echo GT200?? The curve shaft Echo in HD and OSH for $169, not recommend though, it hurt you back.

    For 2 acres, I would get a nice one, comfort is very important. You are going to spent hours on it!!!!
     
  8. nevets93

    nevets93 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    ok so, give me a recomendation for $200
     
  9. mjlcare

    mjlcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    echo straight shaft like i believe is a p 230 or somethign like thatm but as the above post said the curved will hurt like a biotch so the straight will def be better
     
  10. nevets93

    nevets93 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    how good is the 210? it is a strait shaft
     

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