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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kountryscape, Feb 13, 2001.

  1. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 133

    Just saw an ad in landscape management, about kawasaki trimmers . The as said they would give you $60.00 for your old trimmer, i have a old stihl in three parts worth nothing. so if i put it back together and trade is a kawasaki any good. the dealer is about 5 miles from my business. currntly have a homelight with a brush cutter attachment. i know the homelight isn't any better than that stihl in three parts . what do you think?

    j. morgan
    "your backyard contractor"
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i just saw the kawasaki trimmers at the local lesco. they look really well built. if they are built as well as their motors, they should be a hit. i say go out and get one.
  3. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    Kawasaki trimmers are quite light and very powerful. They have one of the best horsepower to weight ratios of any trimmer. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Lynn
  4. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I love their engines but those oversized handles on their trimmers need to go! Russ
  5. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 133

    so what is woung with the handle on the trimmer does it just get in the way.
  6. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    It gets in the way and is so large it feels sloppy. We took a handle from an old Redmax and the trimmer is perfect. We have stick edgers but do a lot of edging with the trimmers and the large handles are too awkward. Demo one and see what you think. Russ
  7. YardMaster Unlimited

    YardMaster Unlimited LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Demoed the kaw trimmer today. Must say it seems to have a good bit of power. What was most impressive was the lack of vibration. Seems like this might be the way to go when there is a few hours worth of trimming to do. This will probably be the replacement for the old echo when it finally wears out.
  8. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 133

    hey thanks for the info on the handle i'll have to go and demo one. anyone have their blowers or hedge trimmers?

    thanks again jarrett morgan

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