Discussion: Brand Loyalty

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Thirdpete, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 236

    How important is it to keep all of your 2 cycle stuff (edgers, trimmers, hedge clippers, etc) the same brand? This is the dilemna I face.

    I think that Stihl is the best in overall quality. However, I've been told that Echo makes better hedge trimmers. I currently have Stihl saws, trimmer, blower, etc. I'm satisfied with how they're work, particularly the trimmer.

    I'm going to be buying hedge trimmers soon and again, have been told that the Echo are nicer than the Stihl model. They're also less expensive.

    The dealer I will be buying it from carries Redmax, Stihl, Honda, Husky, etc. Service isn't an issue.

  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Can you demo different brands to see what you like better?
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I don't worry to much about it we have stihl handheld blowers, red max backpack blowers, stihl polesaw and hedge trimmers, shindawai trimmers and red max trimmers as you can see I have a variety, no echo's.
  4. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 236

    i don't think that they'll allow me to demo on smaller items like that.
  5. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    It's not important.
  6. JClawncare

    JClawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Husqvarna's hedge trimmer was ranked#1 by consumer report and it was worth it. I have Huskies,Scags,redmax,echo,stihl,lawnboy,billygoat. I am loyal with certain brands for certain things. And I haven't had a problem with things being different brands because some share the same tune-up parts (spark plugs). And I use Amsoil syn. in all 2-cycle no problem. Go with whatever brand you like.
  7. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    We'd love to have you demo the Tanaka THT-210S at a local dealer or by one of our reps. PM me or email woodlingm@tanaka-usa.com

  8. JClawncare

    JClawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    The Hedge trimmer was the 326HD60X ranked best buy in consumer digest in march 2005. Just in case you wanted to know. It does great and has lots of power.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,361

    It can be important to stay with one brand if you plan to do any repairs. These companies don't change much year to year. You can switch parts to debug. I use Echo because they are the easiest to work on.
  10. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    stihl ranks #1 in commercial use. get the stihl hedge trimmer with the adjustable handle. luv it!

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