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Best Cheap-o trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Grass, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Has anyone had any good luck with the cheaper model trimmers?
    (Especially the split-boom models?)

    I've heard the lecture on commercial equipment - (After 1 year my Craftsman blowers are still kickin butt.)
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I had a weedeater I had for a couple of years and it worked good. I would also suggest a homelite
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Had a Homelite trimmer for my first several years. Damned thing just wouldn't die. Still have it in my building. Still starts first second pull.
  4. mh1314

    mh1314 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 133

    Homelite straight shaft....about $100.00 at HD. After the spool wears out convert to a better bump head...I'll second it they don't die 25cc.
  5. Kingbman1

    Kingbman1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Ive had a featherlite weadeater for 5 years, still runs like new, I would go with something a little more powerful, theres a toro straight shaft at hd for i believe $160
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Im in agreement with the Homelites as some of the best bang for the residential consumer dollar.
  7. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Do they make a split-boom straight shaft model? I'd like to try the hedge trimming attachment for light jobs.
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Apparently not a hedge trimmer ,,, it wasnt listed with their quik-tatch units
  9. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Got to agree Homelite has the best bang for the buck. Bought one 5 years ago before getting in the business, never changed a plug or anything and it starts on the second pull everytime. Gave it to my brother in law last year and it's still running strong. Cost me under $70 new at Home Cheapo.

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