lightweight trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by beatsworking, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. beatsworking

    beatsworking LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 276

    I think you guys have sold me on the 323, the power to weight sounds good and especially appealing is are the $22 carbs.
     
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    are they the 300 hr rated engine or the 50 hr ?
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,912

    I could be wrong, but the rating has nothing to do with engine life longevity. It is the rating for how long the engine will meet EPA emission regs.
     
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    I didn't say it had anything to do with engine life. My point is that to continue to sell the SRM-225 at the $199 Home Depot special pricing, ECHO had to trim costs on it. They did this by changing from a EPA catalytic muffler with platinum in it to a non-catalytic muffler. Platinum prices vary and on a low margin model like the 225 at $199 it was starting to eat into that. The muffler is the reason the rating changed from 300 down to 50 hours, but this also means that the exhaust on the unit is now more free flowing, and what happens when you change the exhaust on an engine to a more free flowing, less restrictive design?
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I never said you did, but since you asked whether they were 300 hr or 50 hr rated, I was simply pointing out to anyone reading along that the rating is for epa regs, not useful engine life. That's a topic and question that comes up fairly often here.
     
  6. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Redmax trimmers are the way to go. Very lightweight. Don't know the model number off the top of my head but get the more expensive one. They are very dependable
     
  7. joemower

    joemower LawnSite Member
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    I agree with the Redman 2350s but if you want one you need to buy it soon. A Redmax rep told me that they will fased out this year due to EPA restrictions. :-(
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  8. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Right around 300 bucks. Well worth it. A few have recommended the husq 323. It is a pretty good trimmer and id say just a touch stronger than the redmax tr2350s BUT not near as comfortable to run in MY OPINION........ we have one in the trailer along with 4 of the redmax's and the husq never gets picked up by any of my guys if that tells you anything. I do tend to grab it when hitting a grown up ditch though which hardly ever happens.

    As for the power to weight?? there OKAY, but here is the deal. on weekly cuts we hardly ever have to run them over 1/2 throttle unless its spring time we will juice them up pretty good. Im telling ya though, its a nice trimmer. little pricey........ I don't care, they last for ever!! The only thing is the bump heads to wear quick but there cheap and we keep a few on hand all the time in the enclosed....... after about 2 years the trigger will get "sticky" and need a new carb which is around 50 bucks. That's if they get used 5 days a week 7 hours or more a day though...... Ours have the joys of doing cemetery work so they get the piss worked out of them and they just go go go...... and at the end of the day your not worn out from working them. Pretty sure there just a touch over 8lbs...........
     
  9. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Your CHITTING ME!!!!!! Ill be getting ahold of my rep tomorrow and if that's true ill be purchasing a BUNCH OF THEM........ It figures this would happen.............
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,912

    Just an FYI- they're 9.5 lbs, which is a half pound more than the Husky 223/323/326, and the 326 is more comfortable than the 223/323. IMO, the Husky T-35 head is the best one on the market. So fast and easy to load, and very reliable.

    http://www.redmax.com/products/trimmers/tr2350s/

    If you ask me, it's about time to phase out the EPA
     

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