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need advise on new trimmer/blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green thum, May 20, 2005.

  1. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    ;)well its a rainy day here in s.c. so i have a three day w/end,anyway i am in the market for a new trimmer and backpack blower.i have two echo trimmers but my newest one is less than a year old and have already replaced the carb. from what i understand thay have had problems with carbearutors(sp?) latley.have thay fixed this problem?i hear a lot of good comments on redmax equipment?any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated
  2. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    redmax is good equipment, I have a redmax blower. I also really like shindaiwa trimmers.
  3. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    i have a 7001 redmax blower and a redmax trimmer. runs great.
  4. Lodogg2221

    Lodogg2221 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Ive got a Deere XT120 trimmer and a Deere BP60 blower, the trimmer works great for me although a few local guys I talked to siad they would like more power, maybe the XT140, but the blower is the king. Made by Kawasaki. I believe, contrary to a lot of others, that the trimmer is to. Deeres older trimmers, the series before these were made by Homelite, but parts diagrams from Kawasaki and Deere suggest both are the same. Anyone know FOR SURE?
  5. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    i guess i got lucky with my echo equipment. i've got an echo trimmer that's just over a year old and the only thing i've done to it is change the spark plug and air filter. my echo backpack is running great as well. i read something about echo that their carbs were a problem a couple of years ago but supposedly they have fixed this. hope this helps.
  6. Dupontcar

    Dupontcar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Same here on Echo equipment. I have 2 PAS-260's, a dedicated Echo trimmer, Echo backpack blower and Echo chainsaw. I have never had a problem with any of them and I would recommend them to anyone. Having a good local dealer is important as well, regardless of brand.

    Good luck with your choice.
  7. Lodogg2221

    Lodogg2221 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Thats what I forgot to mention. DEALER DEALER DEALER!! It doesnt matter if you buy the best stuff on the planet. If it breaks and you cant get parts you might as well have crap. I bought my Deere equipment because of dealer service. Its excellent there. (And I really like Deere) Service, support. Those are number one.
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    I have both Echo and just got a redmax trimmer this year (the 2600 model)I love the redmax. I dont even want to touch the echos anymore and i thought those were good.
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Shindaiwa t-231 or a redmax bcz 3000 trimmer, and move yourself to a redmax 8000 blower. You will have a great time. :D
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Btw I have used MANY echos and shindaiwa and redmax are now my choice. Hell I sold a echo trimmer at a garage sale for $35 and it wasn't used that much that shows my point.

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