need recomendation for new weedeater +please help+

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by masterofgrass, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. masterofgrass

    masterofgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    ok heres some background, im 16 and mow about 6 or 7 yards a week with a friend and make around 140-150 a week which is almost completely saved to pay off a car and save for college and everything was going great until my piece of s*** weedeater goes out. It had been steadily dieing for about a month and 2 days ago i couldnt start it. my dad and i worked on it for about an hour and we pulled it so many times the chord broke. the worst part is i bought it brand new less than a year ago. bottom line, i need a quality weedeater with a straightshaft and can easily be used as a edger for under 150 that will never fail, yall must have some advice so help me please

    later from atx
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,731

    There is no weedeater that will never fail. You won't even get a good one for 150$ and under. Go up over 200$ and you will get a decent one
  3. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Wow, you remind me of the guy on the homeowner forum a year or so ago: All he wanted was a new ZTR, professional quality, at least 54" cut and he was sure one of us could steer him to a model he could buy for no more than $3500.

    Go to your Echo or Stihl dealer, and while they may not have a straight shaft for under $150, they have curved shaft models for that, and the reliability will be a lot better than Craftsman, Weedeater, etc.
  4. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    echo 260 price $299.......................
  5. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    toro almost 330$
  6. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Stihl FS-55 or Echo PB-210 are excellent starter trimmers
  7. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    has anyone ever tired a edger attachment on one of their trimmers? i have a toro which allows me to add a edger and a few other attchments? how r they anyone?
  8. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    spend the money and buy a stihl or a redmax remember you get what you pay for.. u buy good stuff it will last 10 years easy..
  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    stihl fs 55 ------ 200 bux
    robin nb2050-----200 bux
    both are good reliable trimmers, but none are good enuff to never fail

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    21.2cc Straight Shaft Trimmer / At Home Depot.

    HTH...Joe :waving:

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