which trimmer to buy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 399

    I am looking to finally get me a new weed eater. Right now i only mow a few yards a week but want to get a quality one. My budget is 300 dollars. I have always liked and wanted shindaiwa but i am looking at them all. I need something for normal trimming but also enough power to chew through thick weeds and stuff. So what brand model would you reccomend?? And the approximate price for one?? I have stihl, husqvarna, shindaiwa, and echo close by. So, whats your pick??

    Thanks guys!! snapper
  2. lars

    lars LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Echo SRM 260
    Shindy T230
    Stihl FS 85

    Am I missing anything?
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    I just picked up a Redmax 225 and got it out the door with tax for $248

    With working part time, I didn't need anything massive, but I did want it to last, as I am buying commercial grade from now on.

    The only complaint I have is possibly the head, which can be changed to just about anything, but overall very satisfied with it, and it has a ton of power compared to what I had been using.
  4. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    Stihl fs110. It's awesome
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    I like my Honda 4 cycle. Has plenty of power and not that much heavier to operate. A bit more than 300. I think about 325.00

  6. Leisure Lawn

    Leisure Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Commercial true 2-cycle is the the only way to go....lighter weight and way less moving parts to fail or adjust

    All the other stuff on the market is there because those manufacturers cannot meet EPA standards..

    Try the Echo SRM-260.......$299 and an awesome trimmer!!
  7. LuxuryLawns

    LuxuryLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I just picked up a Red Max 225DL last week and love.
    My Bose ran all Red Max on both crews.

    Luxury Lawns
  8. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Echo SRM-260 will hold up against anything. Tons of power.

    We have a SRM-230 and it does the job for us.
    Got it for about $230
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    SRM 260 for $285 + tax. Awesome trimmer with 2 year commercial warranty, all the other brands only have 1 year warranties.
  10. premier lawn care

    premier lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 44

    RedMax BCZ2600S all the way!

    Better tell Echo that they have a two year commercial warranty, because I don't think they know!

    Model Engine Displacement (cc.) Carburetor Arbor Size Fuel Capacity (fl. oz.) See-Thru Fuel Tank Shaft Length (in.) Shaft Type
    SRM-261 25.4 Diaphragm w/Purge Pump OPT/ 20mm 19.6 STD 59 Straight
    Pro-Fire® Electronic Ignition Cutting Head Cutting Swath (in.) Shield Drive Shaft Nylon Line Dry Weight* (lbs.) Dry Wt. w/o Cut. Attach. (lbs.)
    STD Semi-Auto 17 2 in 1 4 Layer Cable 0.095 Crossfire® 11.9 11.1
    2 yr. consumer, 1 yr. commercial 90 day rental
    * Includes cutting

    By the way, RedMax does have a 2 yr commercial warranty!

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