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What Trimmer?

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


What Trimmer do you use?

  1. Stihl

    299 vote(s)
  2. Echo

    179 vote(s)
  3. Redmax

    75 vote(s)
  4. Shindaiwa

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

    78 vote(s)
  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: 971

  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S. New Jersey
    Posts: 11,759

    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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