John Deere Stick Edgers and String Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joeg2246, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Anyone heard any news good or bad on the John Deere line of stick edgers and string trimmers.
  2. heavenlydeere

    heavenlydeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    a friend of mine owns a jd trimmer and loves it! i havent tried the small jd equipment, it is just an echo or somthing else , my huskvarna backpack blower is the same as jds only mine is orange and theirs is yellow, they are the exact same blower, iam pretty sure jd doesnt make their own small engines
    i love my blower, and all in all its probably all good stuff!
  3. QC Lawn Services

    QC Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    We have a XT120LE and a XT140LE trimmer along with a XT140LE something stick edger. We have been very happy with the equipment. Our only issue that we have run into is the ON/OFF trigger gives us a little trouble sometimes. We like the power that the engines have and they are fairly lightweight. Parts, if necessary, have been easy to order from the JDParts website.
  4. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Back to the top for some more professional advice!!!
  5. rodneyskip

    rodneyskip LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 196

    Anyone else with JD trimmers, edgers, or blowers???
  6. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Most people know that I bleed JD Green but where the hand held stuff is concerned I have to stay with my RedMax stuff. My dealer gave me a JD trimmer and blower to demo for a few week's and I never could get acquainted with it. I pulled the starter rope out of the trimmer on day 2 and the blower was always difficult to start and in my opinion grossly underpowered when compared to the competition. The trimmer felt heavy and awkward like it was unbalanced, just a weird feeling piece of equipment. I hate to talk bad about anything JD but I think they have a LONG way to go before they are competitive in the hand held market.

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