Best light weight trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slawn, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I need a light weight trimmer, I have a bad shoulder. I was looking at the redmax TR2300. any other suggestions.

    thanks
     
  2. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use the echo srm 210. Pretty light, cheap and the power isnt to bad.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  3. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    Husqavarna............been running them for 5 years, they are light and will do the job.
     
  4. willietd2

    willietd2 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 210

    stihl fs 80. love them and the fs 90
     
  5. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a Stihl Fs-100rx plenty of power at only 10.4 pounds.
     
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    husky is king of light trimmers. there is nothing light about a sthil
     
  7. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check out the Stihl FS-100RX for the power you get (31.4cc of high torque 4-mix power) its very light, only 10.4 lb. The Husqvarna 326 series weigh in as light as 9 lbs and come with 24.5cc engines. The Redmax you mentioned is also very light, at around 9 lbs (lighter than the Echo SRM-210) but you might consider the Husqvarna or Stihl: lightweight with alot more power.

    Really, you should find as many of these as you can at dealers and get a feel for them in person, because balance can make a big difference as to whether a trimmer feels lighter or heavier, regardless of the actual weight. (make sure they all have trimmer heads and guards attached when you handle them).
     
  8. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have always recommended the Tanaka 230. However, this spring I'm buying a Kaw KGT27A. Much larger engine (26cc vs 23 on the Tan) and yet weighs only 10.2 lbs. Check it out!
     
  9. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've been running a robin NB26 without any problems. I guess over the winter my shoulder has gotten worst. I ran my robin the other day for a few hours and have been hurting ever since. Thought I would try a lighter trimmer.
     
  10. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    Look @ a Maruyama. I think they make decent and stuff, haven't owned any, do some research on this site.
     

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