Ryobi trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bscill, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. bscill

    bscill LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 93

    Does anyone know anything about the Ryobi 4-cycle trimmers? Like quality, durability, etc.. Thanks
     
  2. FLMOWER

    FLMOWER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I HAD ONE BEFORE I STARTED MY BIZ AND IT HELD UP TO 2 YEARS OF HOMEOWNER USE. THERE IS AHUGE DIFFERENCE IN POWER AND QUALITY COMPARED TO MY NEW COMM. TOOLS.

    GET OVER THE CAPS IM NOT SCREAMING
     
  3. matt223

    matt223 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    what a brick. returned mine after a couple of days. couldn't get past the weight. it also shorted out a couple of times b/c of smashed wire.
     
  4. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    ;) Get a Shindaiwa, Redmax, Echo and stay away from the howmeowner trimmers.......Marks Mowing Service
     
  5. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    Used them 6 years ago...plenty of power, gas hogs though...the edger sucks and the clutch life was 6 months doing commercial work...
     
  6. bscill

    bscill LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 93

    Thanks for all the input everyone. It really helps in my decision of a my new trimmers and edger.
     
  7. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Shindaiwa T-230 If u r looking for a low cost GOOD trimmer. ;)
     
  8. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    husqvarna all the way.
     
  9. barker

    barker LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 6

    My Ryobi is now a lawn dart. It was a pig from the day I bought it (bought it before starting biz). Never again! We had good luck with Husqvarna chain saws. We have a Husqvarna blower and it seems to be as good quality as the chainsaws. We are buying a Husqvarna trimmer this week. We shall see. If not, Echo has been good to us too.
     
  10. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    I have a honda 4 stroke trimmer, it is much better then the ryobi!
     

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