Needs some help, looking for a new trimmer brand

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by murrayslandscaping22, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. murrayslandscaping22

    murrayslandscaping22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Ok, so I have Redmax trimmers now, and I liked last year model, but i got this years model and hit it so much its a piece. I want to look at some other trimmers im thinking shindaiwa or stihl don't know which one to go with need some help.
  2. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    What model and what problem you have?
  3. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,334

    What do you mean by that?
  4. murrayslandscaping22

    murrayslandscaping22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    i meant to say "but i got this years model and it is a piece of junk it bogs down a lot and turns off when i flip it over to edge
  5. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I have always used echo line trimmers and somewhat pleases, however this year i bought a kawasaki line trimmer and it seems to be as powerful as my echo high torque and a heck of a lot lighter
  6. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    My Stihl FS 250 weed eater is six years old, Never been in the shop for repairs either. I've used echo as well but think Stihl is better for long term commercial use.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2010
  7. rjh4758

    rjh4758 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    I am an Echo fan but I have been hearing from the ones that have tried the Kawasaki's, they have been nothing but thrilled. I may look into then when mine need replacement.
  8. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I have always used echos and never have had any problems, they start right up, stay running, and are dependable and will last. They are very light and powerful, and in my opinion, the best trimmers out there
  9. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I've been running stihl for quite a while and never any problems. I've never used any other brands but I haven't had problems so I don't see any reason to switch.
  10. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    I must say huskys have always treated me great. Super light and plent of power and simple heads(haha) just dont get the bearing ones!! Also pretty cheap. My main trimmer is 11 years old and runs perfect. I do have 4 others but I always like that one the best for some reason. I have used the others but the huskys just feel better

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