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new string trimmers for 2007

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BufalinoLand, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    since stihl is no longer making the fs 85(to my knowledge)

    what do you reccomend as far as true 2-stroke

    i dont like those 4 mix jokers

  2. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    personally i use the redmax bcz 2600. it a good all around trimmer. light enough for everyday use and tuff enough for those over grown yards. Starts up pretty easy for me, 1-2 pulls cold. it's easy to put in line becasue of the easy to use head on there. All around a good trimmer in IMO. LawnInOrder
  3. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    What don't you like about the 4-mix jokers?
  4. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We switched to Echo SRM-260S trimmers several years back and we have had great luck with them.
  5. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    x2. Why? No problems here.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,279

    Echo still is two stroke...no valves, but get units with carb adjustment.
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Why not try the fs80r if you like the 85. It's the same except for a flex cable shaft instead. And those "4 mix jokers" Mean business.

    Maruyama also makes some mean stuff. True extra commercial they say.

    No more redmax trimmers for me.:cry: Watch that shaft.
  8. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    Not true, ask the Echo rep in your area. They have a 4-Stroke SRM360 unit. They just don't have to sell it in the US at this time. They have to sell it everywhere else because their units aren't compliant.

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  9. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have been running 2 Dolmar 260c this summer, With great results, no down time and very powerful. I would recommend them to anyone but wednesday I blew the shaft out of one.
    I don't know if it was a factory flaw or if I worked it to hard.
    I won't lie, I work them hard on my jobs.
    It's still cover under warranty, I just have to make time to drop it off.
    As I doubt they'll carry the parts to fix it.

    Both engines still running like demons!!!!!!
  10. rudeboy3

    rudeboy3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    SRM 260s is a great trimmer and i dont know where you all live but try to find TMC power equipment. that stuff is EXCELLENT.

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