1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, May 22, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    To spend on a trimmer.

    I am going to buy it tommorrow.

    I can't spend over $280.

    Matt & Eric please don't b offended.


  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Echo 260s. Nothing less than 24-25cc engine. For $310 you could get a Robin 253, it's 25cc and 9 1/2 pounds.
  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    I just spent $289 (before taxes) on a Shindaiwa T-230.:D Yeah, baby. I like it, but still getting used to the head.:(
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Chris, no offense taken. I have the T-230 with no regrets. Four years ago I was in a situation where I needed to trim some very thick weeds. Went to my dealer to see about getting a brush cutting blade and was told that I needed a T-270 for this. I am not sure what the cost difference is between the two, but never-the-less, the T-230 and served me very well.

  5. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Love mine, but the Tanaka is lighter and cheaper @ $240.00. Got a special going. Find a dealer and snatch one up. The head assembly is better than my Robin. When I need another trimmer I'm getting a Tanaka.

  6. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Echo 260, good trimmer. I prefer the 310, but the 260 has plenty of oomph.

  7. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    The Husky 322L is around $250, and there are several others. All are good for what you want to do, unless you get a Homelite or a Ryobi.

    My Stihl FS85 was about $279. You can shake some change out of the couch cushions and roll some pennies to cover the tax.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    $280, huh? I'd have to find a dealer that would sell me a T-230 for $280 :)
  9. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    $199.00 on a Echo 210. I have 3 of them and they will handle anything.
  10. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    I have Shin 270, wouldn't trade it for the world. Cuts beer bottles in half ! I got if for right under $400.00 about 2.5 years ago, never had a single problem with it, and it will cut anything and everything. Worth the extra $$ to get the top dog, trust me. People complain about the weight, but I try to tell them the power overrides the weight, i.e., you don't have to do near as much swinging, and you spend less time weedeating.

    ( I also have Robins, Echos, and have used most other brands in my 17 years.....Shin, Baby!!! Shin 270!!! )


Share This Page