need a light weight trimmer ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SPENCER HUNTER, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. SPENCER HUNTER

    SPENCER HUNTER LawnSite Member
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    i have been looking for a light weight trimmer,,, cause of lower back problems,, I like the straight shaft echo,,but it really hurts myback after a couple hr's of running it thought about goin back to homeowner short shaft the hook type shaft for less weight,, got any idea's? on what is out there for us old timer's ? ,,,,,,,,,,,,:confused:
     
  2. smashingpumpkins64

    smashingpumpkins64 LawnSite Member
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    weed eater featherlite
     
  3. gardenergreg

    gardenergreg LawnSite Member
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    Kawazaki brushcutters are lighter than most others plenty of grunt too..
     
  4. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same lower back thingy with me!! I got the smaller Redmax and can use it all day!! Not nearly as powerful as my Stihl 4-mix, but not nearly as heavy either. It does pretty good when the weeds are not too terribly tall. Its the Model TR2300S or 2301.
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try the stihl FS100RX
     
  6. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The echo 210's are light, especially without the guard.
     
  7. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    pound for pound the Kaws would wipe the floor with it and r lighter
     
  8. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    The lightest I know of is the Husqvarna 326LS. 9# and 25cc. :waving:
     
  9. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dolmar LT-210 light as a feather and way better quality than a Weedeater.
     
  10. schunklawn

    schunklawn LawnSite Member
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    rig up a little strap for your trimmer and it should really take away a lot of the weight and disperse the weight better than without one...i have one for my fs 90 r and its great
     

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