If you had to choose between these 2 trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by KSA250, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. fbm

    fbm LawnSite Member
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    I started out using trimmers bought from Lowes. They rarely lasted more than a season. Two years ago I went to a Stihl 90R and its still running strong. The bolt holding the head in place has sheared off and the head is slowly revolving around the shaft but it starts everytime and runs great. Go Stihl
  2. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    I'd just put the money towards a new trimmer.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,903

    get a husqvarna 224L or 223L at lowes. they should last you 10-20 years.
  4. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    Yes,Get a new Husqvarna 223L 2 stroke very lite ,224L 4 stroke no mixing .:drinkup:

    Both that Lowe's .
  5. rockymtnnut

    rockymtnnut LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. rockymtnnut

    rockymtnnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    6 in one half a dozen in the other. The br 400 i got started with is still being used by my cousin i think its 18 years old the same can be said for echo. Dont buy from the big box stores if you can help it. Find a good shop and develope a relationship. Try to find parts for a husqvarna. Sthil and echo are plentiful . I will say husqvarna makes a great product.
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