*NEED ADVICE* Buying a new Weed Whacker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by goombie123, May 11, 2007.

  1. goombie123

    goombie123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Hello All,

    Well got to mowing this last weekend and my faithful weed whacker gave out. Need some advice on a new trimmer - commercial grade. I don’t want to have to replace it or have costly repairs on it. I'm looking to spend about $150 on it. If you could please give me manufacturer names and models numbers that would be great. I’m leaning towards Stihl or Echo but I’m not too sure. Thanks in advance

    THRIFTY LawnSite Member
    from (913)
    Messages: 208

    Stihl fs 80...... it'll be more than 150, but very worth it! Remember, equipment is an investment, you get what you pay for!
  3. thebeans

    thebeans LawnSite Member
    from SW, VA
    Messages: 50

    Echo SRM-210. My first one lasted 13 years. I got a fresh one last year. They run $200 at Home Depot or I'm sure they are available at lawn care dealers too.
  4. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Srm 210 Is Good Starter Trimmer Dealers Sell Them For The Same Cost But They Will Take Care Problems You Might Have Later Home Depot Doesnt Care
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    husky 323 best low cost trimmer
  6. locknut

    locknut LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    I bought a new Husky last week but don't remember the model #.I returned it after 20min of use because it kept burning my upper forearm when doing edgework.The dealer had Stihl so I traded and it's fine.Being as I've always used cheap trimmers,I didn't realize the better models turn counterclockwise,or at least that's what the dealer told me.When edging it throws stuff back at me and I really don't like it much.Anyone know why they are made like this?
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    buy a stick edger !
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Echo srm-210, period.
  9. Fox Lawn & Garden

    Fox Lawn & Garden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I think all the straight shaft trimmers turn counterclock-wise.
    I've always used a curved shaft model. Lighter weight, and lighter cost. :>)

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