Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clcare, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Anyone ues 4 stroke trimmers, we use hondas and the guys love them compared to 2 stroke
     
  2. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I use CHEAP straight shaft trimmers. Get them for about $90 each. When they die I throw them away. Can't see spending $300 bucks on a trimmer. I've got 2 going into their 3rd season. Buy all the same, and bought extra heads so string is pre-strung. When one runs out just pop a new head in. Keeps helpers from spending 10 minutes replacing a head when it can be done in 2 minutes by someone with practice.

    Mike
     
  3. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 324

    me personally i can see the money for a good quallity trimmer we have a few echos that werent 200 but there the srm 260's so there up there and they have so much power and run great all day everyday and i have never had a problem with them, but hey if that works for you more power to ya man
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Did a test drive on a honda trimmer a couple years ago. I thought it was a heavy dog. Last spring I got a Stihl mix . I like this one.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Too dog gone heavy, but get used to it. In the not too distant future, that's all we're gonna have.
     
  6. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Have a friend that only buys cheap (Ryobi) Glad you can make them work for you GrassBustersLawn.

    The way I try to explain it to him, is that even if you only drive a car to church on Sunday..........it might as well be a Cadillac.

    Never saw a cheap one that would me last more than 3 months. (and start like it should)

    How do you handle the vibration? (much less the little spools, and no clutches...........but whatever works for you) Not sure what kind of heads you use, but this 6" Green Machine head holds (guessing) 3-4 times as much as the cheap homelites.

    Saves more time than swapping the small pre-wound spools out over and over.

    There could be some good points to the cheap ones, for instance, You can buy a new trimmer for what just the gear head for mine cost (80.00).......but never had to change one.
    That, and when it gets stolen, your not out anything.
     
  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    The hondas are so HEAVY,GRASSBUSTERSLAWN define a 90 dollar trimmer.
     

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