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Best lightweight String Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawns Etc, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    My wife has started going along to do some of the trimming and I am looking to get her a lightweight trimmer. My local dealers have Tanaka,Husky,Stihl,Redmax and Echo. I currently have 3 FS80-85s and they are pretty heavy for her any recomendations? I have ran Tanaka,Echo and Stihl but they have all been heavier than she would like.
  2. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Get her a Redmax TR2301s trimmer. It only weighs 9 lbs and carries a one year commercial warranty. I'm pretty much a Stihl FS80 guy too, but my dealer sells both lines and really likes this Redmax for a lightweight unit.
  3. JMiller08

    JMiller08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    I run an Echo SRM-210 and i think its considerably light compared to some others out there.
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    i use the huskys and have had great luck for 3 seasons
  5. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    Any of the Stihl curved shafts would be fine. Easy start version. I have had people tell me they don't like the home owner units due to strong compression. The ladies can't turn them over.
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I have used many string trimmers over the years and all have been good, some better than others but all ran good. If your looking for a lightweight, quality built trimmer with plenty of power try Tanaka. I have used other brands of trimmers and liked most of them but when it comes down to weight and power I think Tanaka wins hands down.
  7. DoWhatYouDo91

    DoWhatYouDo91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    the new redmax is probably the lightest ive used yet, i believe its the one mentioned above.
  8. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    put a strap on it and tell her to "man up". All of these trimmers are within a few ounces of each other... it isn't going to matter.
  9. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I agree. great light trimmer
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Homelite's are pretty light.

    Or so I hear...

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