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Redmax Reciprocator....pretty dang cool.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grits, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    My dealer just started carrying Redmax. He got his first shipment in today. We put together the reciprocator and tried it out. I was impressed. It is kind of weird to use. It alomost feels like you aren't doing anything because you aren't throwing debris everywhere. The machine is a little heavy but not too bad. It is balanced well. I believe this machine definitely has it's place. It may not be for everyone, but those that have a place for it in their fleet will be very pleased with it.
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Here is a pic of a Reciprocator.
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Cool.... could inspire a movie. The Texas Reciprocator Massacre.
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    It would be a horrible way to go.
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    I always thought that was a brush cutter.
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    It can be used as a brushcutter. It can also be used as a trimmer. It actually trims Bermuda better than a trimmer does. I know some LCO's use it for a trimmer when they have parking lots to do that always have cars on them. I have also heard of municipalities switching to these instead of trimmers, because these are safer. No chance of slinging rocks at pedestrians and other things like this.
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    So it doesn't spin, its like round hedge clippers on a stick? I don't use redmax and I haven't seen anything like it.
  8. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I have one..... I use it to cut liriope. easy to clean up afterwards. Works good for thicker stuff that a trimmer gets hung up on.

    I don't use it much, but it has its place.

    TOOLSHACK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    The blades do NOT spin... the are basically a hedge trimming blade assembly that is round.. it reciprocates. As the blade dulls, the assembly can be rotated...(4 times) before any sharpening is necessary. It can also be used for trimming around ditches and retention ponds. The cutting assembly can be submerged under water and you won't have water and debris flying everywhere. It cuts fine grasses as well as thicker weeds and brush... pretty much any vegetation that will fit inside the teeth on the blades.

    The throttle trigger on this machine, and all of the new Redmax trimmers, is very durable too...it's made of a virtually unbreakable plastic...very flexible and allows it to be bent over without breaking. Great feature...especially for those guys who have dealt with a trigger being broken off while a trimmer is on the rack or being unloaded.

    It's a pricey machine, and not for everybody... but there are definitely places where it would be the perfect solution.
  10. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    How much does it cost?

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