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Need new Edger and weed eater, what brands?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by C.J., Mar 25, 2013.

  1. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    looking for a stihl but have seen some bad reviews on them around here, what do yall reccomend?
  2. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    stihl fc 90 and fs 90r. Run the right fuel/oil mix and youll be fine. Ive used them all, Redmax, Echo, Shiniawa, Tanaka, Dolmar, Husqvarana, Annd Maryuama, and the Stihl's work best for us.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,537

    husqvarna 324ldx.

    you can use it as a trimmer and buy an edger attachment for it.
  4. jod78

    jod78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I hate Stihl trimmers, only because I hate the way they feel in my hands. I've always liked the feel of Echo.
  5. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Had the stihl, and echos. I only use the redmax now. Light and plenty of power.
  6. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Echo. Period. The newest trimmer we own is 11 years old. The oldest is 16. They last, and we haven't babied our trimmers either. The PE-266 edger has a lot of power, even at half throttle.
  7. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 372

    That is the One I should have got. My 224L is a trimmer only.
    But I may get the 324LDX later on in the year as I need a pole pruner .
  8. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Redmax here
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  9. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    i love my stihl fs 70 and 90 trimmers and fc 90 edger. i kind of like the fs70 trimmer better than the 90, it spins faster and its lighter, the 90 is a hog to carry around on long days especially the edger. but i always get great performance out of all my stihls.
  10. outpowspo

    outpowspo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Any trimmer sold through a servicing dealer is good. It's all about maintenance...

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