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light string trimmer recommendations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ziob, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    been running kawasaki trimmers for a while kgt27a very light and powerful. Just wondering what you guys would recommend for a light straight shaft trimmer if i decide to switch...don't like stihl to heavy and clunky.

    friends have said they like the husqvarna...skeptical cuz its at the big box stores now.
     
  2. TeamYardsale4

    TeamYardsale4 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    My cousin swears by husqvarna trimmers, he's a superintendent at a local golf club here and says they probably put 10 hrs easily a week on them running WOT, they last him a solid 5 yrs! I'd say that's pretty good for the work he puts then through
     
  3. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 771

    husqvarna 323 best trimmer I've used.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,861

    I have a Husky 223L. It is the lightest trimmer out, and has plenty of power for any normal trimming. Starts easily, and has been awesome so far (1 year now), with zero troubles. They sell for $259. For $299 you can get a 323L that has a bit more HP from the same engine, and has a solid shaft, but otherwise identical in every way-even the weight. I won my 223 in a drawing or I'd have the 323L.
     
  5. Oakleypropertymanagement

    Oakleypropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Husky 326ls trimmers!! Very light compared to the competition and more powerful. They trim well in all conditions and what I tend to like about husqvarna trimmers is how quite they are. Pretty fuel efficient also. We run 2-3 every day and no issues with any of them.
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  6. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,437

    Huskqvarna for lightweight trimmers. Why are you switching from Kaw? I'd like to try the Kawasaki trimmers, but no dealer support here (St Louis Mo.) my dealer was talking about picking them up.

    For clearing work nothing beats a Stihl Fs250. Last of the true 2-stroke hot rods. Not a lightweight though.
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  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    I bet the FS 250 is a BEAST!!
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,861

    The Stihl rep told us at the local open house a few days ago, that they are dropping the FS250 at the end of this year. Get one while you can.
     
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Are FS-250Rs still ~$500?
     
  10. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    not a lot of dealer support here either for kawi.......might just pick up the 323L been hearing nothing but good things about it. I'll still run the kawasaki but its a pain for parts when i need them.... i agree i use the stihl for clearing brush they are just to heavy for every day string trimming.
     

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