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I need power

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBoy89, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    I have about 12 accounts of my own and I work full time for a landscaping company just mowing and weedwacking. I have all commercial equipment of my own except a string trimmer which is a craftsman...and to be honest with you it works great, and it has pretty good power. The only downfall is it is a waste of string and time because it doesn't have an auto-feed head so I change the string atleast once each lawn, and about 5 inches goes to waste every lawn. At work we use Shindiawa T-260's, but they seem like they are less powerful then my craftsmen which surprised me. So what is a pretty good trimmer that wont cost me over $350 and has some good power?
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    I'm happy with my Echo SRM-230
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    stihl FS85R, awsome! $320, Echo is great too! SRM 210 $199
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I can only recommend Stihls. All my handhelds are Stihls.
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    stihl fs80r or fs110r 4 cycle with supercut 20-2 full auto heads. they dont make fs85 anymore. my first fs80 lasted 6 years. never once lost power
  6. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Red Max trimmers! I have a BCZ2600S Red Max trimmer and I love it! It has a ton of power and torque, and is extremely reliable! I think I can honestly tell you that Red Max trimmers are the best money can buy!
  7. Mattquist

    Mattquist LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I like the Kawasaki trimmers. Run forever, and light and comfy. I bought mine for $300.
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    All I feel good about recommending is Stihl. Get a fs110 or fs130 with the 4-mix engine. Those things have soooo much power and more torque than anything I have used. You will never bog either down. GET A STIHL!
  9. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    redmax 3000 or shindaiwa t-270
  10. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    ditto this
    At first it sounds like it lacks power, you have to get used to the sound. But very smooth running and dependable. No need for the 130, 110 does it all.

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