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Looking for a trimmer

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by cutting image, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. cutting image

    cutting image LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Does anyone have any experience with a Kawasaki KTFR27A String Trimmer any pros and con. Looks like a nice trimmer for the price also looking at a echo 225
  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    I looked at my dealers website and see that model is a little cheaper and maybe a mid grade machine.I have a KGT27A that I have used heavy for 3 years.
  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    i have the srm 225 and i like it, it doesnt start as well as their pb 500t blower but it has pretty good power and light. no problems with it though i would recommend
  4. bel-nor

    bel-nor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Do yourself a favor and get a srm230 (straight shaft) the power is great, and Dealers as well as HD box stores carry them at the same price. The best part is HD has all the extra sevice parts 7 days a week. I have two bought one last year and a extra one this year. They start easy and restart with no problem if you need to stop to talk to a customer or hand out a business card. I wouldn't be to quick to trade them for anything else. Most Echo equipment run the same plugs, again at the box store also.
  5. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    I am sorry but if you are going to use them commercial I wouldn't buy anything from HD or Lowes other than a shovel.
  6. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    wrong!! we use echo from hd all the time...they are fine trimmers..run them hard for about a year without any problems....then sell for half of cost and buy new....
  7. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    I'll still stick to my true commercial grade equipment,it holds up a lot longer.
    Like I have said before about 99% of all Lowes and Home Depot Lawn equipment is made by MTD. It is not made for everyday commercial use. Some of there JD stuff they sale for Tri Green.
    I'm not here to argue with you I am just stating my opinion.
  8. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Yepp i agree have it,and love it.have the 500 too but mine is the hip not throttle.
  9. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    i had a kgt27a for 3 yrs com use that i loved. It was stolen
    so i bought the ktfr27 cable drive. Dont like the cable drive. It is a good trimmer. It is really cold natured tho. Not like the kgt. First or second pull and ready to.

    I saw a tanaka tcg 22 advertized really cheap and very light. Took a chance and i love this little light trimmer. Starts first or second pull and ready to go. A lot of power in a small light package.
  10. exmark user

    exmark user LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    You cant go wrong with stihl its what i use ang always will and like gasracer said i would never buy anything from lowes or homedepot other than a shovel

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