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Gas Strimmer Brands

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine GT20, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. GreenMachine GT20

    GreenMachine GT20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    What are your favorite gas string trimmer brands? Mine are Echo, GreenMachine, and Weed Eater. I find all three of these brands very good. Please give me your thoughts.
    P.S. I am a student, evangelist, and euphonium soloist. I do yard work solely for my mother and friends. However, I do enjoy keeping up with all the latest yard and garden equipment.
    Ed Romine
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    I use mainly Stihl but also have one Shindawia. Weed Eater is home owner junk , the stuff we use is commercial grade.
  3. Sawmac

    Sawmac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I use mostly kawasaki trimmers, 34a and 27a's had alot of luck with them, I used to use Stihl but got sick of buying 6 new ones every season
  4. rider

    rider LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 152

    Kawaski, easier to get parts than shindawia, execellent power, my guys don't break them as often as other brands.
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

  6. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    shindaiwa and redmax here
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Green Machine? WeedEater?[​IMG]

    I use Stihl for trimming
  8. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    All Echo products here and we love them!
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Stihl and Shindaiwa here. I was a big fan of the Shindaiwa T-230 until I bought it's catalitic convertor equiped replacement, the T-231. What a piece of crap, gutless trimmer it had become. Yesterday I yanked off the cat muffler and put on a regular muffler from a old T-230 I had laying around. The power is back, it's lighter and it revs way higher. I think I'll leave it this way.
  10. BillWil

    BillWil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Kawa and redmax

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