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BACKPACK "TRIMMERS" stihl???????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ezlc2004, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. ezlc2004

    ezlc2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Can anyone please help me. I'm looking for a backpack trimmer. I thought I found one on the net the other night. It looked like a stihl, but now I can't find it on anything. Are they making a backpack trimmer???? I'm bidding on a big job that will require at least 2 of these for trimming retention pond banks. If you know of this equipment and where I can find it please let me know.
  2. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    the only back pac trimmer i have ever seen was a shindiawa
  3. FLD

    FLD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    husky used to make one.
  4. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    Zenoah makes one also. The only problem is nobody imports backpack trimmers to the US. There are none available in the US, as far as I know.
  5. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I saw one at a tool show a couple of months ago. It look like a weedeater or a poulan. That was the first and only one I have ever seen.
  6. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Back Pack Trimmer???? Never even heard of one. Anybody got a pic or link to one. I'd like to see one.
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I never have either :dizzy:
  8. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Years ago I saw backpack trimmers in liturature for Echo or Shindaiwa, but I believe they were large heavy duty units for brush clearing. If you are just "trimming", assuming grass trimming, what's wrong with regular trimmers using a shoulder strap? From what I saw of the backpacks, they are large, heavy and bulky. Next to a pond I would think you would be better off with a handheld, in case you slip you can either throw the trimmer onto land to keep it dry, or let go of it in the water so you aren't dragged down!
  9. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    I found this one doing a quick search.


    22.7 lbs., 40cc, flex shaft backpack trimmer with loop handle, 3-tooth blade and stringhead
  10. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I saw one at a tool show also. For some reason I think it was John Deere, but cannot remember for sure, all I remeber was that it was over $400.00

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