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Honda TRimers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sildoc, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Was looking at a husky thread. 3rd choice since I have been looking for a new trimer all year. I love my FS85s but looking at a diferent route.
    Does any one use the honda line of trimmers? No oil mixture. straight unleaded gas.

    Please let me know pros and cons. I have seen them, heard them, but you know how sales men are. Want to actually see what they do in the real world.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. yardmonkey

    yardmonkey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Have been using the new Honda HHT25S for a couple of weeks now. I like it a lot. Very quiet, powerful, clean smoke. I tried one of the older UMK models last year and did not like it - seemed heavy and underpowered. If you get a Honda, just make sure it is one of the new ones, many dealers are still selling the old UMK series. The new HHTs are a big improvement. These are super-duper machines!
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    THank you yard monkey,
    They are pawning off the Umk models.
    Was waiting till they got the 31's in to make final decision. It sure would be nice to only have to carry one type of gas for everything. I was contemplating hanging the 85,s n the wall for backup and purchasing the edger and trimmer. Would like to hear from others in meantime. thank you.
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    you may also want to wait, word is Honda may make a attachment series available with their trimmers.

    They make a nice trimmer, not sure how long it will last compared to other models, but it is quiet and the HHT models are lighter and have a lifetime shaft warranty.
  5. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    I've had the umk 22cc, 1hp model for almost two seasons, it's not too heavy, and I have to change the oil every other week. 4oz. It was also extreamly underpowered until I got that mega-twist line.
  6. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    I've used both the Honda trimmer and the Honda stick edger since the beginning of the season. Both are extremely smooth, quiet, and powerful.

    But they are heavy.

    Can't get away from oil-gas mix altogether, though. I'm not aware of a blower that uses a 4 stroke engine. Is there one?
  7. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    not a 4 cycle backpack that i know of yet.
    I did hear Honda was working on one, time will tell.

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    I have a honda and a husky, I like the honda for power and no mixing.But its way too heavy. I do cemetaries and large town houe complex. The weight is too much. I prefer the lighter husky.
    If honda knocked off a few pounds it would be better.

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