edger and trimmer whats good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ajlandscaping, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    today my trimmer/edger broke and i need to know what kind of edger and trimmer are good to use the one i had was interchangable so i could switch from edger to trimmer well today the connector for the 2 cables in the shaft sheered.

    im sick of the interchangable stuff and want something else something better what would you guys suggest?
     
  2. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Edgit, With a Shindawia or Redmax Trimmer.
     
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    I got husq trimmers.... They work decent but extended periods of operating they get real hot. They are strong and light tho and I got them at dealer cost so it was a good deal. 3 plus years on one and never did anything but plugs and line.

    I got an echo edger a while back and its very easy to use with good power. All the majors are pretty good. Go grab a few and see what feels right to you and which you will get good service after the sale with. Do yourself a favor and buy from a dealer tho and not lowes home depot type place or you will never get service. Stihl , Echo, Redmax, Shindawa, Maruyama, all seemed to work well when I have tried them at one time or another.
     
  4. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112


    how do/did you get dealer prices?
     
  5. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    who do you guys think make better trimmer and edgers stihl or echo
     
  6. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    I used to like Echo over Sthil but today I'd buy a Redmax first or a Shindy.
     
  7. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    well my closest dealer only sells echo and stihl if i wanted nething else 20-30 minutes is the next closest dealer. the dealer i ben goin to is practically rite down the road from me and plus stihl and echo seem to be great product just wanted to know which was better before i go drop about 600 there on a trimmer and edger
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    I work part time for a farm and ranch store that sells husq and then I work more or less full time there when the winters get slow mowing. May have enough mowing this winter with leaf clean ups and such to stay busy tho.
     
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181


    Both are good quality units. Test em and see which one your more comfortable with.
     
  10. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    Redmax, Husky. just started using a Husqvarna 326L, very good trimmer. Light, easy to use, head works good. @2400s or 2600s redmax's are very good trimmers also. good luck.
     

Share This Page