Straight Shaft Vs. Curved Shaft Trimmers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Bustus, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
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    Hey everyone, I'm looking at purchasing another trimmer this year. I have always used curved shaft trimmers and was wondering which most of you use? What are the advantages/disadvantages between the two. Which would you recommend? Thanks
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    curved shaft trimmers are not commercial grade and dont last long.... but more then that , a curved shaft equals a curved back which equals a sore back....
     
  3. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Straight Shafts are the only way to go. Saves greatly on the back!!
     
  4. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    straight shaft all the way. much more durable and powerful. i personally have redmax, but shindiawa and tanaka are excellent also. good luck with whatever you purchase
     
  5. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Straight shaft! enough said......oh and go with echo or stihl!
     
  6. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Posts: 1,084

    And make sure it has a SOLID STEEL drive shaft for less power loss to the head and so you can add trimmer attachments.

    -MW
     
  7. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Straight shaft! Many good brands available...I use Echo!!!
     
  8. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Straight Shafts
     
  9. Green-Cuts

    Green-Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    HI
    I use a straight shaft echo with edgit and will never have a trimmer without edgit again. I tried the curved shaft last year for a week until my back was killing me so I took it back.

    Thanks
    BJ
     
  10. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
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