Light Weight String Trimmer For My Wife

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Lawn Novice, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Lawn Novice

    Lawn Novice LawnSite Member
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    I live on a corner lot which has a 140 foot long drainage ditch along one side. The banks of the ditch are sodded with St. Augustine grass. So I do not need a very powerful trimmer with a cutting wheel as the ditch is all sod. The drainage ditch is fairly step in that there is a 36" culvert under my driveway. I currently have a Stihl Kombi system with the trimmer attachment but my wife complains that it is to heavy. Does anyone make a reliable light weight string trimmer that she could use to trim the ditch. It is a lot to trim with a string trimmer, but I am recovering from foot surgery and hired a lawn service to mow my yard and they did a horrible job, burned the yard in some spots, missed other spots. As soon as I can I need to get back to doing it myself. My wife will help if I find her a LIGHT WEIGHT trimmer. Hopefully you guys have an answer. I need to keep the help happy.:)
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which Kombi power head do you currently own?
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  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Just pick your favorite trimmer and check out each one on the net. Generally a full description including weight is shown. Husqvarna, Toro, and Echo all make high quality trimmers with lower weight than the pro Red Max or similiar machines.
     
  4. Lawn Novice

    Lawn Novice LawnSite Member
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    I own the Stihl KM 55R power head.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's why I asked, don't think you will find anything much lighter. Woman lack the upper body strength of men so you may want to try a shoulder strap on the trimmer.
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  6. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Or try hiring a more reputable company. Sorry you had a bad experience.
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  7. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
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    What about the Li-Ion powered ones from Stihl?
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not a huge weight difference but it is a huge increase in price compared to its gas version.
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