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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DiMassa33, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. DiMassa33

    DiMassa33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    What do you guys prefer along the lines of trimmers, straight shafted or curved, and what brands?

    Right now I have a lesco, yea most of you probally have never heard of lesco trimmers, but i demoed it at my local shop and loved it. I have an edger but I just use my trimmer cause it works great. It is a straight shaft. Im in the market for a new one and just would like some suggestions.

  2. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    before the "boys" start slamming you for a repeated question try a search I know this has been asked 10 fold,,

    But Stihl and Redmax RULE this bord, I owen a redmax 2400 and it kick azz
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    First I dont think you will find a curved shaft trimmer meant for commercial use. They are mainly targeted toward homeowners and most of the time do not offer a commercial warranty of any kind.

    As for straight shaft models...it depends what you want to do with it. Most of the commercial brands have something for every price/power/weight range. It really depends on what is in your area for service/parts.
  4. Jaeger

    Jaeger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Probably the only trimmer worthy of commercial in the curved variety, would be a Robin NBF252, and that may be strecthing it.
    Very high end unit, with a stated commercial use warranty.
    Check em out.
    Although Stihl and RedMax kick serious butt in straight shaft. Honda is King but very heavy. 15+lbs.

  5. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I have been so impressed by my Dolmar ms260-c, I'm buying a second one this thursday while the prices are still low.

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