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Best string trimmer among these brands?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brettmc, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Messages: 63

    What's the best string trimmer among these brands: Stihl, Redmax, Shindawa? Local merchant is having a 10% off open house sale this week and I've been thinking of replacing my 7 year old JD trimmer (can't get some parts for it anymore). He carries these brands. How much below retail can one realisitically purchase a trimmer?

  2. topher924

    topher924 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

  3. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Messages: 63

    Cool Thanks. I pull anything that lines up next to it!! :D

  4. trimmerhead

    trimmerhead LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I have used both Stihl and Shindaiwa and I prefer the Shindaiwa. It has taken a beating and never quits.
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Redmax outlasts them all...by far the better mower, tends to be about 1-2lbs heavier, but they eat up everything dude
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    never used the other 2 but i have a stihl and like it very well
  7. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    We run all Stihl except line trimmer and we run shin T270 but theres nothing wrong with Stihl FS series
  8. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I run shin t260's good power and not to heavy,Don't always put power #1. think about how many hrs you have to carry it each day.My 4year old t260 runs great.new carb kit every 2 years no biggi.Shindawa all the way.:)
  9. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Messages: 63

    Thanks! Anybody else?

  10. ElephantNest

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

    Only shindaiwas here. Nothing but the best.

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