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ryobi commercial trimmer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by d.m.d., Nov 11, 2006.

  1. d.m.d.

    d.m.d. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    i was looking at trimmers the other day.after a while you just know what brand they are without reading a name,but then i saw a weirdo trimmer and it had a ryobi commercial sticker on it.is this a new model or is it the same stuff home depot sells.it was red not gray and yellow like the other ryobi trimmers i see.......?
  2. Jaeger

    Jaeger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    If it says Ryobi anywhere, despite the color or commercial name, stay away from it.
    Ryobi is NOT a commercial unit. Stihl, Echo and Redmax are.
    Good Luck.
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Does it come with at least a 1 year COMMERCIAL USE warranty?
  4. d.m.d.

    d.m.d. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    i think a 90 day warranty.i didnt say id buy one,i had just never seen a red ryobi or one that was considered commercial.i plan on buying a stihl or echo next spring or a kawasaki,i heard they are lightweight and kinda underated.i havent shopped for one though.
  5. easycareacres

    easycareacres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    toal rubbish unrepairable motors {plastic chrome on piston}
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    dont get it the same with mine it ran for about 120 days and sh!t the bed.
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Being red, somebody at the Homelite factory may have gotten the "brand" mixed up when they were being built.
  8. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    exactly right .you are only asking for trouble
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Like they said, Ryobi is not commercial!

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