Trimmer Poll!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine102, Aug 7, 2003.

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Best Trimmer?

  1. Redmax

    8 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Stihl

    24 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. Maruyama

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Echo

    16 vote(s)
    23.5%
  5. Shindaiwa

    19 vote(s)
    27.9%
  1. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I know we've dicussed this before, but just one more trimmer pole, tell which is lightest,quality,long lasting etc.

    I want to buy a new trimmer that will not disappoint me!
     
  2. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    How about none of the above. I like my husqvarnas. Never let me down, dealer close to me drops whatever if there is a problem. I can not say anything bad about any others, I just don't like to monkey around with a good thing.
     
  3. yardmonkey

    yardmonkey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Yeah, you also left out Robin and Honda!
     
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

     
  5. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Husky here as well. Hmm.. <G>

    Just bought it not more than 2 months ago. Sure replaces a Ryobi very nicely..

    Gary
     
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Robin nb253. Lightweight and powerful.
     
  7. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Shindiawa...... very light, very powerful. And it starts on the first or second pull in the morning. Then the first pull after that.
     
  8. FatherandSon

    FatherandSon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Son has a Shin, I've had my Kawasaki for 2 years and love it. Easy start, light and plenty of power. No repairs at all
     
  9. 2pioneer

    2pioneer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Where's Husqvarna on the list?

    I'm a lawnacare dealer and also maintain our local mountain bike trails and have the opportunity to use all makes of trimmers available. A normal days usage is around 6 hours straight runtime so I have a pretty fair idea of what works and what doesn't.

    Husqvarna (326LX) is probably the best I've used. It's only 9.9 lbs. for a 24.5cc unit that raps out at 11,800 RPM.

    The Shindaiwa T2500 is also a great trimmer but it's a pound heavier and $40 more than the 326LX.

    The worst trimmer I've used (for trailwork).....
    Stihl FS80/FS85.
    Heavy, tempermental in starting and way underpowered. I can stall the head or shutoff the trimmer in the thicker stuff. I've never had the Husqvarna or Shindaiwa shutdown on me yet.
     
  10. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I see so many Stihl's. People are always ranting about the FS85. That son of a buck must weigh 16 pounds.
    But you can get them worked on anywhere.
    I don't want it worked on..... I want it to work.

    A guy let me demo a FS80 last week. What a bad excuse for a trimmer.

    My next trimmer will be a Shindiawa..... no doubt in my mind.
     

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