New SUPER lightweight trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JimsLocalLawn, May 19, 2017.

  1. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 851

    Went to dealer today and was poking around. Was looking at Tanaka's 2017 line, and boy they have made some changes. They have a new TCG24ECPSL 24cc trimmer and we weighed it in there on a scale. WITH the cutting head and shield the total weight was 8.7 POUNDS!!!

    That makes this the lightest commercial trimmer available for 2017 that I know of at least. They upgraded the grips to neopreem which is much more comfortable than the traditional plastic. They also put a more powerful engine on this unit. I'm not sold on the stock hand grip, but they introduced a new hand grip for $18 which is exactly like Echo's. Trimmer cost is $349 retail.

    If I get enough likes on this , I will buy one and do a video review and put it on my work forum (below).

  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,375

    i didn't know tanaka was still around. you never see them around here.
  3. AL's

    AL's LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I was just thinking about this yesterday. Thats crazy. Where can I get one? Ive had my srm 225's 3 years and them suckers are startin to get heavy. Reliable as the sunrise, but heavy.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,369

    Light stuff sometimes breaks easy.......
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  5. NunnL&L

    NunnL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    I've never had a string trimmer mess up on me so I always but a residential unit. I use dealer and never have a problem and they are light
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  6. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,641

    have to check but believe my 323's are 9.4lbs w/small Speed Feed.

    Would try the Tanaka if it was available here.
  7. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,641

    $269 on ebay
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,469

    I'd be willing to give one a try, but I have never seen a Tanaka dealer, big or small, here in all these years.
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  9. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,641

    Dealer getting me one from regional distributor. Assuming Speed Feed will go on otherwise it's back up. Will see how it compares to 323's

    Lightweight Trimmeres and High Powered Blowers make life Much Easier here.
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,375

    11lbs is lightweight to me after using a 13lb trimmer for 6 years. :laugh:

    it's all in what you get used to. the 13lb trimmer caused no issues. you get used to the weight after a few weeks. it's all about muscle memory. once your muscles get used to a certain weight or feel then it becomes easy for you.

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