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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. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Husqvarna 323l, light and easy to use, got it for free 6 years ago. I prefer to own stihl equipment though.
  2. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 329

    cub cadet 2 cycle 31 cc brushcutter.
  3. Jims Lawncare

    Jims Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Stihl.....cant beat them
  4. jay12

    jay12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 270

    Good luck with all our redmaxs. New ones are cold natured but they run out very well.
  5. bmc1025

    bmc1025 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    Stihl but I hate the gas caps. If we had a good dealer for Tanaka or Husquvarna I would own either of them.
  6. dcjb

    dcjb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    fs 55 back up is old homelite bought in 97
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I rub a Redmax 2401 (which I really like) and a 2005 or 2006 Shindaiwa T231 (second owner) that is pretty much dead at this point, it was a GREAT trimmer and I am replacing it with a T242 in the near future.
  8. 1bigdaddy62

    1bigdaddy62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Did you experience trouble starting the Shindaiwas after they got warm? We have 4 of the Shindaiwas and they sit in the shop because the guys always pick the Echos first.
  9. HudsonBrosLawnCare

    HudsonBrosLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I use only Stihl trimmers, blowers, hedgetrimmers, ect.
  10. S_Perrreault

    S_Perrreault LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I have a Shindaiwa T242 and a T231 and they are great - if they are overheating after use make sure they have BPMR6A plugs - and have real clean air - and speed feed

    I used a T231 for 5 years exclusivley for 40 lawns/week and had it re-built after that for 100 bucks and its now a like-new backup to my 242

    i do use stihl for blowers and a saw and love them too, but those shindaiwas are nice

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