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Gas trimmer...HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by banksl&s, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    isn't echo and shindiawa more or less the same thing now? Not 100% on that but i thought i heard echo bought them out and their new stuff is just red badged echoes?
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,630

    For a homeowner especially, you can't beat the Husqvarna 223L like they sell both at dealerships and Lowe's. I have one. It is the lightest weight pro trimmer out, very reliable, and more than anough power for all but the worst conditions. It also has the best bump head I've ever used. I also have a FS90 and FS250, so I am not being brand loyal. Go handle one for yourself and you won't need any of us to tell you what to do.
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,630

    Except for the larger BP blowers, that's just about 100% correct. Too many guys have been reporting troubles with the newer Echo trimmers for me to ever buy one.
  4. Brules

    Brules LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma
    Messages: 958

    I have the Echo SRM 225 and it is tremendous. Light in weight but plenty of power and revs up fast. The Echo SRM 225/ Stihl 90r and Husqy 223L are all great though, can't go wrong with any of them.
  5. jschultznorth

    jschultznorth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I use a stihl 90r and a stihl kombi 110 dailt which I love the kombi. I hear that shindaiwa trimmers last the longest and are great. That will be the next one I buy. Hear decent things about echo too
  6. banksl&s

    banksl&s LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I seen a lot of good reviews on the Redmax online. I'll check out the Husky too! Thanks.

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