What Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by steveo95, Nov 25, 2010.

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What Trimmer do you use?

  1. Stihl

    299 vote(s)
    42.2%
  2. Echo

    179 vote(s)
    25.2%
  3. Redmax

    75 vote(s)
    10.6%
  4. Shindaiwa

    78 vote(s)
    11.0%
  5. Other (state below)

    78 vote(s)
    11.0%
  1. CND23

    CND23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    String Trimmers - Any commercial Tanaka. These things are so overbuilt they will last until you run it over with a truck or throw it off a cliff. Thier just as beast as Shin if not more. Only reason I can think their not more popular is price (and they use 50.1 mix) but I have two and their worth every penny. I've haven't used a redmax trimmer before and echo I used once and didn't like it comparably. But for hedge trimmers echo would be my top pick for use and price (have 1 HS-150 and another larger echo forget model) not as durable as stihl though. If I wanted to pay $500 I might try a tanaka hedge trimmer heh.
     
  2. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,032

    I run an Echo SRM-225 with a speed feed. I'm looking to possibly get a trimmer with a bit more power. I find the srm-225 is underpowered in some conditions. Definitely getting another echo though.
     
  3. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 959

  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S. New Jersey
    Posts: 11,488

    Stihl heavy to me! Have a Fs-KM90R. have Shindy T242 and blue T231X here. both have speed feed heads. And, also have a Le242 edger. Best trimmers ever to me!
     
  5. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,032

    Most higher end equipment for the professional line is 50:1 oil to gas mix.
     

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