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light weight weedeater

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jampa1, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. jampa1

    jampa1 LawnSite Member
    from n.c.
    Posts: 3

    Took your advice on lightweight backpack blower for wife and got the stihl 600 now i need advice on lightweight weedeaterthat will last!
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    I beleave the Stihl FS80 R is 10.4 pd.s I think tanaka makes one thats 9.7. Did you get her some ankle weights:laugh: :laugh:
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Jeez oh Pete...put HER on the mower, and YOU get to work! that way, you don't have to be concerned about what's lightweight.... :)
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Robin NB2050, 8.5 pounds and a solid driveshaft incase you want to add a blade. I have 3 of them and really like them

  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    LOL if the br-600 is your version of a lightweight then just get her the Stihl fs-100rx and you should be set.
    cauz the br-600 is one of stihl's largest backpacks LOL

    but on that note, you know you can get a backstrap for line trimmers, right?
    When I first started I used that backstrap, later I got tired of it and haven't used one in years, but for starting out the $25 backstrap really helps relieve the weight issue.
    And if you really want comfort, unhook the solid Stihl handle and install an Echo D-handle, she'll be going WOW...
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    no,no I see this is where runners on the lawn time is showing. put her on the lawn, triming 1. she's walking 2. you can see what she's doing 3. she's not driving over something or not getting close to stuff so you have to trim for a hour
    4. she's not done before you.

    stihl 110rx 4-mix she would be able to start it on her own. I may sound like a pig but I'm a nice guy!
  7. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    I forget the model number but i tried out the "lightweight" model of Redmax, it was very light

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