Rank em': Shindaiwa, Stihl, Maruyama, Tanaka...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J. Bret Holder, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. J. Bret Holder

    J. Bret Holder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I am changing the brand of trimmers for our business.

    I am seeking a consensus of what you all feel are the best trimmers in the industry. Please share which ones you feel rank the best: 1 - Best > Your least desired.

    List specific makes and models if you want to. List as few or as many as you choose.

    OK, let's have it!
  2. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    1. Redmax
    2. shindawia
    3. echo
  3. RED MAX

  4. kerr lawn

    kerr lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    1. shindaiwa t-260, le260, eb630, hedge trimmers
    i believe it is the only name you need to know in 2 cycle equiment
  5. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    is there anything but a shindiawa trimmer?? I think not.
    I really don't know how I made it for all those years without one.
    SHINDIAWA is the route to go

    MOW -N- GROW Lawn Service & Landscaping
  6. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Shindiawa. They are all I've ever owned so I have nothing to compare them to. I've also never had a problem so I have not had a reason to try a different brand.
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Shindaiwa. Much better balance, less vibration, RedMax, and 3rd Sthil.
  8. Stinky

    Stinky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    i have to agree, shindiawa is the only way to go, had one of mine, an old t-19 for7 years and still starts on first pull
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    As far as trimmers I vote stihl. I've had great service from them. The power is great. They are very balanced. The trimmers have just as much power as the other brands. I believe Stihls power problem is only within the blower area. I do own Stihl and Redmax in that catagory.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I went straight from a Homelite to a Shindaiwa T-230. I haven't used anything but Shindaiwa in 6 years.

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