Hand Equipment Poll- Blowers, Trimmers, Stick Edgers, Whos the best of the crop?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Apr 13, 2004.


Who has the best 2-stroke (and 4-stroke nowadays) hand equipment?

  1. Redmax

    17 vote(s)
  2. Stihl

    41 vote(s)
  3. Echo

    14 vote(s)
  4. Shindawia

    18 vote(s)
  5. Other (please specify in a post)

    8 vote(s)
  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Okay, whos got the best 2-cycle (okay, somes 4 stroke now too)? Comeon, whats your overall opinion?
  2. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I've always used Stihl. Never had a problem with any of their stuff. My family has never bought anything but stihl. All the way back to Grandpa. I remember him years ago on the farm using stihl chainsaws to cut trees and clearing fence lines. Never had a reason to try anything else. Plus my neighbor is a Stihl dealer so I get a deal on everthing I buy.
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I've only used RedMax and Stihl. RedMax seems to hold up better for me.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    Wow. I am surprised at the results so far. I thought Shindiawa would be at the top of the list. Seems to be most people's favorite around lawnsite in the past. Overall, Shindaiwa is my fav. But I really like Echo and Stihl too.
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    It's really tough to say what the best is unless you have used extensively each brand.
    We've been in biz for 6 years, and have only used Stihl Products.
    We've been really pleased with Stihl's performance, so there has been no need for us to look for another brand.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Stihl trimmers
    Redmax blowers
  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296


    stihl is alright.
  8. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Honda 4 stroke trimmer- 2nd season and like it very much

    Shindawa backpack blower - 6 seasons

    Now don't laugh:

    Poulan handheld lightweight blower 70.00- 3rd season lol. Had to buy it when I left my regular blower, but now use it almost all the time.
  9. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73


    Have an echo over 20 yrs old and runs PERFECT. . . have one 2 yrs old and runds PERFECT. . . have one brand new and runs PERFECT!
  10. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    Time will tell, my new Kawa KTR27A will be put to the test.

    And like grasswacker..don't laugh. Homelite blower going on 5 years, no problems, bought new at HD.

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