Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Youngone07, May 9, 2008.

  1. Youngone07

    Youngone07 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I am also in the market for a new trimmer. Stihl or Echo ? I have been using stihl edgers and backpack blowers and they're amazing machines, but are they're trimmers good? Also, Is there a major difference between a curved shaft and straight shaft ?

    Thanks again guys

    im going to go with the exmark, and wright
    dealer for scags made fun of me when i was asking for the prices, but im not going to rule them out yet, i'll just try another dealer.

    Billy Goat 33" finish mower
    SOON TO BE Exmark 21" Metro
    Stihl BR600 backpack blower
    Stihl FC55 Edger
    Toro trimmer
  2. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    shindaiwa or kawasaki my 2 choices personally
  3. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    straight SOLID STEEL INNER SHAFT is a must if using it for commercial applications as far as a trimmer.
  4. lawnbutch

    lawnbutch LawnSite Member
    from Colo.
    Posts: 177

    I just started using the Kawi trimmer and we love the Wright Stander RH 36". The catcher my be a little heavy, but it fills all the way up!! Great cut too!!
  5. C&K

    C&K LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 295

    We use the stihl 4-mix blowers(br600), (110)trimmers, and (110)edger. We love'em all. Great power and have been very reliable.
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Read the threads :Blew up my Stihl BR600 - again! and Shindaiwa T270?

    Don't take my word, I am only a home owner and I don't even own a 4Mix. I am not qualified to make comments because I don't have the knowledge nor the experience.
  7. F3Nelson

    F3Nelson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Do NOT get a curved shaft!

    You dont see many if any lawn compainies with them, for a reason.

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