1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Redmax Reciprocator....pretty dang cool.

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

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    I SEE SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY...Thats a pretty nifty gadget.
  2. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I think Kawasaki sells a head like this for their trimmers.

    Neat concept, would be great where there's Poison Ivy or Sumac, too....keep from hurling it.
  3. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

  4. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I use mine in this situation too. The gearbox has to be lubricated and checked often, because you don't want it to go dry.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,197

    I guess this gear box that makes it reciprocate is at the engine end? Might be able to use this for cutting small branches on trees near the ends?
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    No, its at the blade end. The engine is the same that is on the 3XXX series redmax.

    I have an extended reach hedge trimmer that angles and I use it as a sickle cutter. It works better than the reciprocator, but its not as easy to get in and out of places.

    TOOLSHACK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Retail price on this machine is $599.

    It's pricey for a trimmer-style machine, but it's a unique and effective piece of equipment.
  8. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    If I hadn't just got sh!tcanned from my condo complex it may have been worth the cost just not to worry about slinging a rock through one of 32 sliding glass doors once a week...

    I also have a couple places with pools surrounded by this fabric fence stuff placed 2" off the edge of the patio that I'm scared to death of slicing through because I'm pretty sure the panels ain't cheap.

    Hmmmm, another toy I gotta/otta own.

    However, while I was watching the Wright ZK video tonight my loving and supportive wife mentioned "YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE DAM^ LAWNMOWERS".
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    this is is the coolest tool! i just got one and love it. cant wait to tangle with the next water moccasin that comes my way at the retention pond.!

Share This Page