I need to buy a new string trimmer what kind should I get

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tim1075, May 1, 2000.

  1. Tim1075

    Tim1075 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    My stihl trimmer siezed up on me over the winter and since its old anyway i figured it was time to buy a new one and i was looking for some suggestions.
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,002

    One word..... &lt;font color=red&gt;Homelite&lt;/font&gt; :)<p><br>Seriously, look at the Shindaiwa.<p><br>
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    There are several discussions on this subject if you go back to some of the older discussions. We use T270 Shindaiwa and we have had excellent luck with them. The ones we have now are only on the second season. Our T27's got ripped off the winter before last and they were 6 years old. There are several good brands, but we prefer the Shin.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  4. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    Every peice of sthil equipment I have bought is still running!I started the business 5 years ago and I will continue to buy sthil becouse they have been so reliable!<p>from:Adam<p>AB Lawn Care
  5. lawnforce1

    lawnforce1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I wouldn't buy anything but a HOnda 4 stroke trimmer. They are far and away better than anything else on the shelf.
  6. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Stihl have the most power and the best<br>quality.<p>Karl<br>
  7. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    honda 4 stroke<br>i like echo too but honda is the best
  8. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    RED MAX! 2300 .....Period
  9. Matt

    Matt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    Shindaiwa!! Mine has got to be more then 8 years old, its a 21. Just got it fixed and it runs great. It turns out that the reason that it didnt run last year was that I used 94 octane and too rich a mixture, the carbon plugged up the spark arrester screen, &quot;like it was constapated.&quot; It was sitting for a whole year, im so glad i finally decided to get it fixed. Only cost me 30 bucks to fix it! Go Shindaiwa!!
  10. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Tim, I purchased a Husquvarna 322L a month ago and am very happy with it. 22.cc w/straight drive shaft. Plenty of power and only weighs 8.4lbs. Have not had any problems with it. Love it. Cost was $279.00. Hope this helps. Mowman

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