Honda vs. Stihl Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJL1929, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. MJL1929

    MJL1929 LawnSite Member
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    Anybody use a Honda trimmer? They seem to have great features and if they are built like a typical Honda, they should be great. I've used Stihl's so far and really like them. Any suggestions or comments?
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tried the Honda a few years back, but bought the Stihl instead.

    The Honda is a nice trimmer, but even heavier than the Stihls.
    The part I didn't like about it was the vibration though.
    Stihl is much smoother.
     
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    way too heavy!
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Honda trimmers weigh alot more. If you have a few hours of trimming to do you will start to hate yourself for getting that heavy of a trimmer. Other than that I cant imagine that they could possibly have the same torque as the stihl 4-mixes.
     
  5. 128Steve

    128Steve LawnSite Member
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    I really like Honda's in general. I have the HHT31. Powerful, well built and great with a blade. As lanwboy dan say's "way too heavy". I have many others which are much better for trimming. Now, if you just don't like two strokes and don't have much too much to trim, then no problem. But, if you trim quite a bit, I feel there are better choices.

    Yet, the Honda will last a long time and mine is really quiet. Just depends what you desire in a piece of equipment.
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Stihl all the way!
     
  7. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
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    Shindaiwa all the way on trimmers. Can't stand the clanging of Stihls, although my backup is a Stihl 85. The Shin's run a little more quiet.
     
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    Stihl 4-mix
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, the Stihls can clang like crazy, I'll give you that.

    Shindaiwa stuff is good also... I used to use it.
     
  10. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
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    purchased my 85 stihl from pawn shop. i took him outside and started up.I asked the guy "how much of a discount for this clanging weedeater"? he wanted 150.00. he said how about 100. i said ok. like new it was
     

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