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Need new trimmer suggestions

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BrianK, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I live on 5 acres with a lot of trees and some brush. My trimmer just died on me, and I am needing a reliable new trimmer for my property. I am wanting to spend around $200 - $250. What would be the best / most reliable one in that price range? Also, what are the advantages of the straight shaft versus the curved shaft.

    Also, I would like to be able to add attachments if that is possible in this price range.

    Thanks for all suggestions.
  2. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Try the Echo PAS trimmer series....you can add an edger, pruner, hedge clipper etc. in the future for much less money than buying each unit seperately. PAS-230 with trimmer is going to be around $300.

    Echo is well known for quality and has a strong dealer network and good parts support which is very important.
  3. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    no attachments just bought a Redmax BCZ2500S It is the best trimmer i have ever owned. It is about 299 though. A little more than what you are looking for but they have a model around 250 though. Go to your dealer and check them out.
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    as mentione above the split shaft trimmer by Echo is a very good product. For some unknown reason, getting the drive cable synch'd up when you change attachments can sometimes be a minor headache, but I would but this unit again in a heartbeat.

    Never used anything but Echo so cant comment on other brands
  5. bluebeard

    bluebeard LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 21

  6. Jimmy348

    Jimmy348 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Sacrafice a night out to dinner, spend the extra 50-100 and pick up the Redmax. You won't regret it.:)

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