String Trimmers for Girls

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FastMan, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a female helper of the non :weightlifter: variety this summer. She'll be doing a lot of string trimmer work. What do you suggest for a lightweight, yet bullet proof quality trimmer for her?

    Thanks for saving me a bit of the research time.
     
  2. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
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    Stihl fs100rx - they have a lightweight shaft that makes them lighter than the others. We have a few and they're great.
     
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Redmax TR2301
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tanaka has a lightweight trimmer that I use. It's the TCG22EASSLP model. It's under 10 pounds fully assembled. It's not going to have the power of something like the Stihl 4 Mix trimmers but it doesn't weigh anywhere near as much as they do. It does have a nice balance. When I bought mine I didn't think it would hold up but it's going into it's second year as a front line trimmer.

    http://www.wisesales.com/tanaka-tcg...n=GoogleBase&gclid=CNexq5fnza4CFQmMtgodYythBw
     
  5. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, guys, I'll have a look at all 3.

    93Chevy, is the Redmax TR2301 a discontinued model? I don't see it on their website.
     
  6. 93Chevy

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  7. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    This! When my wife decides she wants to "help" this is the trimmer I got for her and it's great. It's unbelievable how lightweight this thing is. Also, it runs great for a low 20cc engine and has been bullet proof. Don't even think about .095 line though. It's much happier with .080 in it.
     
  8. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ran mine with .105 and it ate everything in it's path. Didn't bog down or anything. I mean I wasn't whipping down 3' tall hillsides, for for regular whipping, line edging, and moderate growth, it'll do a damn dang good job.
     
  9. michael14

    michael14 LawnSite Member
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    I have an old stihl fs55. it's like 10 years old and if it ain't got a million hours on it is close :confused: . Maybe a thousand realistically but it's been great.
     
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My wife likes my fs100rx, but the light weight redmax would be a good choice.
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