RedMax BCZ2401S (good trimmer?)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    OK guys... what is the down-low on this particular model of RedMax? (BCZ2401S)

    http://www.redmax.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=3&idproduct=67

    I've heard heavily mixed reviews on both RedMax and newer RedMax (stratocharged) equipment.

    I was looking at one today and I really like the 'looks' of the design of the head.
    (The eyelets come off with the spool)
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like it, seems to have plenty of power, the head is the easiest I have used. I would probably go to the 2601 myself, but I always like more power, if it is used for grass only the 2401 is just fine.

    Only complaint is I wish the could get away with adjustments on the carb., but EPA is stickin it to everyone.
     
  3. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    BTW - They do have out a BCZ2601 now that is stratocharged, the 2600 will be discontinued. You can also look up parts on their website which is nice.
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like the machine it self but I can't understand how to refill the spool when it runs empty. Its probably super easy but I can't get it right if my life were depending on it.

    The engines do put out a lot of power!
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does it give off a lot of vibrations when reving or is it super smooth or somewhere in between?
     
  6. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think its pretty smooth, its not like other machines I have used that vibrate a lot when rev'd.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, those types I can't tolerate.

    The normal 2 cycle 'at-idle' rattle doesn't bother me as much.
    It's the high speed buzzing vibrations that get me.
    I'm sensitive to it and go numb.

    I don't know if I'll get one or not.
    I just looked it over and noticed how neat the head was on it.
    I figured it might be cool to try one if it was a tried and true trimmer.
     
  8. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can fit that head on other trimmers depending on what you have.
     
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    its not as smooth as a shin but its pretty smooth. i dont like the redmax heads at all -used to a 4 in head -the 6 in takes some getting used too. easy to load though.
     
  10. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Redmax 2401 comes with a 4" head
     

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