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Which Red Max trimmer...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ever Green, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Ever Green

    Ever Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Looking for a little info on a redmax trimmer. Looking for power and commercial/pro quality. I've got about 50 accounts and I'm tired of pulling on my echos for 10 mins before they start. They always seem to be cold blooded...anyway I need the best and RedMax seems to be very much liked here...Thanks,,,
  2. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    The full line of trimmers is great. the tr2300 is 9.4 Lbs, light weight. It has the smaller engine. The 2400S and 2600s are great all around trimmers lots of power and conbined with redmax square line can "kick grass". The 3000s is the big boy lots of low end torque. We have a 2400s, I have used them all. They are a good strong line of trimmers, 2 year commercial warranty.
  3. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 423

    I saw a guy the other day yanking on a trimmer like he was insane.
  4. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Posts: 295

    The 2400's and 2600's are both great all around trimmers. Having used and had over 10 of them over the years, there not cold blooded at all.
  5. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 423

    including the sales manager for whole pacific northwest.
  6. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Posts: 295

    Its funny how in two seperate threads you are bashing redmax....I have used Stihl, Echo, Tanaka, Husquvarana's, Shindaiwa's, and a few others. Nobody builds a better trimmer than Redmax.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    i have the 2600.its been good so far
  8. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    2401s great machine!
  9. treemeat

    treemeat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Redmax sucks . . . my 2400s has no antivibe system, the head wore out in half a season, the line cutter fell off, guard sucks . . . I think they are built cheap will not buy another
    though the engine did start easy and was good on fuel

    IMO husqvarna is better choice 323l or 326lx
    best power to weight
    best anti-vibe, handle is isolated from shaft
    start easily 1-2 pulls
    better gaurd
    I've had one 3 years bought used does 40-70 yards a week
  10. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 188


    We just purchased the 2600 Stratocharged line trimmer about three weeks ago. Seems to do well with plenty of power using both 0.080 and 0.095 round and square line. Cold starts normally take 2 pulls, warm less than 10 minutes stopped will take one pull. longer than ten minutes seem to take 2 pulls. We normally only trim at partial power. Enough to make sure clutch is not slipping and then only what it takes for the job. Have used it in a few areas of 12 to 14 inches of unkept grass/weeds at full throttle and did not bog down. We have the same engine on our blade edger and 2 hand held blowers all purchased last year have been pleased so far. Have not even clogged the spark arrester screen in muffler exit. I like the grease zerk versus a plug at the line end bevel gear. The other thing I like about Redmax IIRC is the lifetime warranty on the coil versus 1 or 2 years for others. I have had other older equipment fail a coil that we were still using as backup and was not happy with the price of a replacement coil. We also looked at a 4 mix 100 series Sthil that was close but did not like the use of plastic at the clutch to shaft area and you had to remove a plug to grease the bevel gear. The 100 was a lighter weight version of the 4-mix 110 model. The weights were both in the 11 pound range without fuel IIRC.

    Good luck selecting one that will start better. I know last fall I was tired and sore from pulling on our old machine.


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