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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AllAmericanlawn, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    I need new trimmers and not sure what to buy. I have shindy 231 trimmers but need to be replaced. I bought a 242 and is ok but not as good as the 231and even though ive not had many problems with 242 like everyone else, im still not really impressed. My dealer has kawasaki, shindy, echo. I have thought about other brands redmax, stihl. I did buy a Husqvarna 4 stroke almost new for $100 from somebody getn out, but havent logged time on it yet but seems good. leaning toward Echo though for good dealer support. Any input helpful.
  2. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    I'd go redmax GZ25N. On another note..Some don't agree...but I take off the guard
  3. if we could only bring back the 231's, life would be good.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Echo srm-230's are the older technology, not the new emissions junk. My good friend works for echo and he thinks those are the best.
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  5. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    Thats the one my dealer recommended. I wonder if they will discontinue it anytime soon. I would like to find a model that will be around for a while. I am lookin to buy some now and next season and want the same models.
  6. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    i use honda trimmers
  7. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Wise Sales has those for $255.99 shipped. No shipping charges and no tax.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    bring back the 231?-bring back the 230!
  9. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    I will miss my 231's. I want to find something as good as they were. Maybe those days are gone with all the emissions crap.
  10. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    How long have u used Honda? Any details, problems, etc.

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