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backpack trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by david griggs, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. david griggs

    david griggs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

  2. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    stihl and shindaiwa make them too. Stihl used to have them in the catalog 6 or so years ago. and shindaiwa's are only available in other countries. Probably osha regs or something. It would be more comfortable to wear the trimmer on your back I guess, but the whole unit is a lot heavier than a 40cc regular brush cutter. The regular stihl FS 250 (40cc) weighs 13.2 lbs, that solo weighs 20 or so. I also worry about the reliability of the flew mechanism
  3. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Solo trimmers and brushcutters have always been a lot heavier than other brands. The backpack brushcutter is designed for
    cutting on steep ground. Probably too much power for normal
    trimming as well.

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