Dolmar MS-260 C string trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Proscapez LLC, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I picked up my new string trimmer this morning.
    after using it all day I have to say i'm very satisfied with use on day one.
    The first tank of gas was a double mix which held the rpms back.
    after which I filled up with 40:1 mix and it took right off.
    as expected with the name Dolmar it has more then enough power and speed.
    the weight seems a little heavy for 12.5 lbs, but with the strap it very lite.
    the balance is very nice as I was using it with one hand.
    its was very easy starting, i never used the purge bubble.
    it also has cruise control mounted on the handle with the on/off switch.
    the choke is very easy to operate.
    I wasn't happy with the string that came pre wound on the spool, I changed it to Husqvarna Titanium Force after the first job which took all of 2 mins to load.
    I can't believe this machine is cheaper then the echo SRM230 let alone the SRM260. I paid $210 plus tax, which I could have got it $10.00 cheaper if I would have drove 40 miles. but I like my dealer and his service and we all have to eat.
    I'll keep you all updated on this as I use it.
    if you have any question please ask.

    Dolmars web site has this model listed as a 4 stroke which it is not.
    It is a 2 stroke.
  2. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I also like to try the Dolmar line of trimmers someday. So far to me sounds like it will be a good trimmer.
  3. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    if you were closer, I'd let you try mine.
    I think the quailty is up there, as with there chainsaws.
  4. roger miller

    roger miller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I bought one this year and I probably will use them from now on. It's awesome. I like everything about it.
  5. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    They look like a cross between a Stihl and a Redmax. That might be kind of cool.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    The specs on it do not look too impressive. It says 1.56 cubic inch which is like 25.6cc...and then it goes on to say 1.1 HP...

    Tanaka has a 21cc engine with 1.1 HP...

    Maybe that is a typo or something. Good to hear you are happy with it though. I wonder if there is a comparible model in the Makita Lineup or not. Getting hard to tell which stuff is Robin and which is Dolmar or which is all 3...LOL.
  7. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    The Makita and Dolmar are exactly the same just different colors.
  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Ok, then find the model number of the makita that matches this Dolmar...
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I'm pretty sure it's a rebadged Robin, as are the Makitas.
    I'll have to check out that model and price because I have a 25cc Robin and it was around $300 3 years ago. But the weight on mine is like 9 lbs. Maybe it's the next model up from mine but, why so cheap? Hmmm
  10. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    The Engine is made by Mitsubishi.
    My dealer told me Dolmar is trying to break in to the U.S. market with there Professional String Trimmers, Hedge trimmers and Blowers.
    so there introducing them with cheap prices.
    But they will be going up next year. So they will be priced as there chain saws are.

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