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SOLO? anyone heard of this brand

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenGrassEarnsCash, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    was looking on ebay for a trimmer and saw a brand called solo. had never heard of it before. at first i thot it was a homeowner brand but the were selling for like 200-350.
     
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

  3. LandscapeSolutions

    LandscapeSolutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    They look to be a good reliable brand. Just make sure you have a dealer nearby if you buy one..............
     
  4. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    My local dealer sells them. When I asked him about them, he said he was trying to phase them out. I guess they're popular overseas.
     
  5. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 558

    dude-- a backpack trimmer LOL WTF-- ive seen it all now .... that thing is cool... i might have to get one just to be the only one walking around with one.... LOL this would be awsome......
     
  6. rmland

    rmland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I have a solo 472, the biggest backpack blower the make. It is quiet and rated one of the highest CFM out there, but I have problems. It bogs down when I need it most and I am very frustrated with it. Also only dealer is about an hour away. I will definatly get a Red Max
     
  7. Mope Head

    Mope Head LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    I've always known them for their backpack sprayers.

    I didn't know they did other equipment.
     
  8. byoung

    byoung LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I have had one for a while now... IMHO you can't do much better. I know one of the posts in this thread is having problems and I don't doubt it... but look into other blowers... There is NO shortage of people out there that are 'never' buying another stihl, Echo, RedMax etc...

    This thing will make a brick (yes a large red one...) literally dance across my driveway, it's light, comfortable, get's like double the run time of my Br600 - (and does more work!) and is really durable in my opinion. It WILL NOT, however, rev up as quick and twist as hard as some of the others, but over a day, a week etc. for me it simply gets a lot more work done. So for noise and that GTO-like feeling, maybe it's not for you, but if you appreciate understated equipment with exquisite engineering that makes you life easier, than join the club. (and no, I am not a dealer.... just bought one on a whim and can't believe that more people are not!)
     

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