Whats your favorite Trimmer ?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by smullen, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. smullen

    smullen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I was looking at Stihl, but I always seem to buy something then later wished I'd done more research...

    Something thats a current model and that you'd really like for everyday usage....

    My concerns in order are:

    Reliability
    Perfomance
    Weight
    Cost

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  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,257

    Kawasaki. Excellent power to weight. Haven't had any problems with it.
     
  3. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Redmax and Stihl.
     
  4. Andersonlawnscape

    Andersonlawnscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I use all echo, funny thing is I don't like echo blowers so I use stihl blowers.
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    echo srm-260s
     
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    I use a robin nb 2050, weighs 8.5 pounds and has a steel drive shaft. cost about 200 bux, I have 3 years service with nothing more than a plug and filter change. Great trimmer for weekly trimming, A little weak for brush clearing
     
  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    I am an echo diehard, all products that is.

    The only negatives I have against echo's stuff now is that the newer trimmers lose power over time. I run them with the guards off, which is probably why, but more than any other trimmer, after two seasons they really start to slow down, otherwise, they are excellent in my book.

    Also, the newer echo blowers are very tempermental to start when they are hot. When they are cold (not started yet for the day) it never fails to start in 2 pulls. Once it gets hot, it gets very hard to start, dont know why?]

    Everything else aside, I swear by echo day in and day out.
     
  8. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    All Echo here. Great stuff.
     
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Echo, till someone comes out with a better lighter and cheaper and more powerful 26cc trimmer, I'm goin with Echo.

    In fact, if you port the Echo engines ,and put fully adjustable carbs on em, I'm willing to bet you'd NEVER want a stock engine ever again.
     
  10. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Sthil 4 cycle spooled with gator line = fast, powerful & productive.
     

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