2-Cycle Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LakeCountry, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. LakeCountry

    LakeCountry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Looking for some suggestions on what brands to purchase and so forth. I would like to stay consistent for ease of servicing, but is one brand really much better than the other?

    I need:

    BackPack blower
    Hedge trimmers
    Chain Saw

    Whatever else you guys use, let me know so I can see if it fits in our services...

    Thanks for the input, I am only about ten days away from buying all of this stuff!!!
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    If you want to stay consistant with all of those pieces you want, I would go with Stihl. I use Shindaiwa trimmers, blowers, but I like the stihl chainsaws and hedgetrimmers. The Stihl trimmers and blowers are good and reliable, but I'm just a shindaiwa fan.
  3. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Opinions, I would think will vary on this one. Have you tried the search feature?
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i currenty use a stihl br400 back pack blower and an echo split shaft trimmer. i recommend stihl. their back back blowers are awesome, and i know people who have had em running for more than 14 yrs. if you are partial to staying with one line, i guess you could try stihls new split shaft trimmer. i know some guys on here are set on having a dedicated trimmer, edger etc. , but i bought the edger attachment, power broom and trimmer head for my echo and it has worked out awesome. you unscrew one part and switch the heads in a second. stihl has been out for many years and are great pieces of machinery.
  6. shorty7616

    shorty7616 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    I am going to recommend something that many will not see it as an option: Ryobi. I have used their weedeaters for three years now, not much maintenance, no problems, very economical, many accesories, and the customer service is great.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    its my opinion that the proper mix is more important than the brand you buy. for me its high octane and stihl or echo 50-1
  8. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I would definatly not go with ryobi, i bought them when i started, and a big waste of money, they are for homeowners, and hard to get fixed. My choice would be stihl. whatever you choose i would buy all one brand whatever it is. The reason for this is that if you back your truck over your edger on a friday afternoon, you can use the weedeater, just switch off the heads the rest of the day, and then after you replace it you will have some spare parts that you will need one day, carb, gastank, something.
  10. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    I would go with Stihl. The warranty is great and the equipment is too. I have Husquavarna trimmer, Maruyama Hedge Trimmer and blower.

    One note of advice. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER run straight gas in a two cycle engine. The results are not good. I had someone working with me to do that. They neglected to tell me.

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