String Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DK lawn care, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am looking to buy a used string trimmer. What brand would you guys recommend between stihl, echo and redmax? I have a echo blower and it is awesome. Also what is the diff between the straight shaft and curved shaft? I currently (the one that is unfixable) is a curved shaft.
     
  2. Reliable Lawn Care

    Reliable Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    The straight shaft trimmer will help your back out quite a bit. Has longer reach with less hunching over. I have ehco trimmers and have real good luck with them. But I hear good things about the others also.
     
  3. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    Tell us your budge first, big difference between $250 to $350.
     
  4. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just want to spend 150 to 200 at the most on a used one.
     
  5. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    $200, I'll buy a new one!!! Echo SRM210, small engine but true commercial unit. Some people find Husqvarna 150 not bad. Stihl home scaper series in the $160 range. I don't trust used ones. Get straight shaft for your back.

    I don't know how to comment on used trimmer, My first guess is The big brand like Echo , Redmax etc.
     
  6. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    The SRM210 is a under 200? That would be good because i wouldnt mind keepin it to echo or redmax.
     
  7. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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  8. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for your help! BTW if i use this as commercial, the warrenty wont void? Even if it does, i wont tell them, just makin sure though.
     
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    get a husky 223 instead
     
  10. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    I think it is 2 year commercial. Please verify. This is a commercial unit!!!
     

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