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New John Deere String Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SCAPEASAURUSREX, Jun 23, 2002.


    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I looked at the 120 pro series trimmer the other day and want it .. Seems very similar to the Red Max in design, except for the grip and triggers. The JD is a bit longer, which is what I am looking for .. I run Red Max now but seem to find myself bending over a bit and straining my back to gt the head near the ground.

    Anyone have any experience with these trimmers or know of anyohter options for the taller scapers( other than Echo ) ?

  2. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    I haver a JD trimmer and like it. I love my echo though. If you get a JD go with XT140or bigger. they run better and do a better job than the smaller ones.
  3. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    They looked to me like they were made by Husqavarna. Paint them orange and grey and most people couldn't tell the dif.
    I didn't see any Redmax quality my self.
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    they should be made by homelite, after all jd owns homelite.
  5. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    i have a wide assorment of JD's never had any problems with them have one that is 5 years old and has a ton of hours on it always ran without a sheild and th clutch still hasn't went out.
  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I just bought a new JD trimmer last week. Model T30S, last years model. It was on closeout for $150 so I bought it to use as a backup. It has the 30cc long life engine (not mitsubishi engine). I am pleased with it so far, but it doesn't compare to my fs 85.
  7. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    0ryan0 Where did you find that Jd Trimmer. i jave never seen one that looks like that or for that cheap. Also never heard of those numbers. noly familiar with the XT series
  8. Clint

    Clint LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 97

    looks like the homelite trimmer my parents bought for me a long time ago, its my backup, but, its trash... IMHO

  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    Yellow Homelite.
  10. heather

    heather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    We run john deere trimmers since we dumped echo. The 105 model has no power but the 120 does a great job. I do belive they have mitsibusi engines. After 4 years we are starting to see minor problems( hard starting)could be because they are still running original spark plugs.:D

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