RedMan or Echo?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ahill713, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. ahill713

    ahill713 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    hey guys, im about to buy a new string trimmer and edger and was wondering which brand yall have found to prefer more? Thanks for the advice.
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    you mean redmax right?, But for i redmax i would recommend bcz2400s, or
    bcz2600s, both strato charged string trimmer, i have the bcz2400s and i love it it the prefect trimmer.
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Don't count out Stihl or Shindaiwa. The best trimmer Echo made was the 2601 but, due to the new emission standards they are gone.

  4. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I prefer Shindaiwa. IMHO they hold up much better than Stihl. As for the Redmax I've never used one, but there blowers are great.
  5. EID

    EID LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Stihl Dealer support is good, and can be found just about anywhere.
  6. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    RED MAX, RED MAX, RED MAX. awesome product.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,416

    The 261T is a far better unit and is still a true 2 stroke with an adjustable carb. It has a new high torque gear head and can pull a longer length of string than the previous machine. I have many of both model.
  8. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    i like echo
  9. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    I agree.... Shinny makes great commercial products that are used and loved by alot of professionals on this forum.
  10. ahill713

    ahill713 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    sorry, redmax. Two reasons i have narrowed it down to those two. One is the dealer is a 30 second walk from my house, and two I was told the new stihl engines are going to be very complicated and more likely to break down. Thanks again.

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