Whats the best string trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by CashinH&P, May 6, 2013.

  1. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    husqvarna 223, 323, 326 are like trimming with feathers they are so light
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    We have a winner ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:clapping::clapping:
     
  3. QLM

    QLM LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is no joke. Was tired of using that beast a t282 I have been using for years. Just landed a great big job so I wanted a lighter trimmer. Bought a 326 this morning it took all day to get comfortable using that thing. I like it a lot I never imagined they could be so light. No complaints yet . That is amazing how light they are.
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  4. GreenBlade

    GreenBlade LawnSite Member
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    I use STIHL FS70s right now. Plenty of power for everyday trimming & powers through the thick stuff. It's lightweight, but durable. My next trimmer will be a redmax because I want to try them myself. They seem to have a lot of power too.
     
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    well at least no one has suggested echo yet
     
  6. outpowspo

    outpowspo LawnSite Member
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    The RedMax TR2350 is pretty light. You can toss it around with ease. When you first look at it, it will suprise you because the engine is tiny. If I am going to do a lot of trimming, then I will grab it over my Shin T270 or my Stihl KM110.
     
  7. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    You got that right. Husqvarna 224L is the best. And I know 224L is lighter and easier to use than a Echo SRM-230SPC .I use it one time did me .
     
  8. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
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    I love my Red Max BCZ2660TS, strong as $%@. Been left out in the rain numerous nights, been run over twice (thanks Mom). Starting to take several pulls to get started but it is 5-6 years old. I was going to replace it with a different brand but after reading all of these threads I might just get a new one. The heads are super easy to load and it makes killer power and rarely leaves a clumpy mess when in thick stuff.

    I've also got a Stihl 90R Kombi unit which splits time between an extended hedge trimmer and a weed whacker. While trimming bushes it sips fuel but when whipping grass man does that thing like to drink. It will need to be fueled up 2-3x as much as my Red Max. Still it has some solid torque. Just leaves a clumpy mess when getting into thicker stuff. I hate loading the head-its a PITA.

    -Fawcett
     
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We absolutely LOVE our TR2350! Very rarely do we touch our two echo SRM230 anymore. Don't get me wrong the echos are 6 and 7 years old and still run like new but the TR2350 is so much lighter the echos feel like you are swinging around lead bricks.
     
  10. K-OS

    K-OS LawnSite Member
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    Red max 2660ts all the way. I have stihl 90 up to 110 and they suck compared to the red max. I cut a very large cemetery and the red max is the one my guys run to unless I'm on the trimmer. It's smooth, strong, and sips fuel. 4 mix stihl looks like a gas guzzler next to it and a string eater. Stihls are not smooth, powerful, but hard to get a constant cruise speed.

    Redmax all the way man, something as stupid as a steel bolt in the head assembly reduces wear and saves me 30$ a week on heads. They thought of everything. Smooth machine, powerful as heck, light, easy to start, and economic. Oh, did I mention CHEAP.

    Daniel
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