redmax trimmers not what they use to be?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by griffy77, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. griffy77

    griffy77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I loved my old redmax trimmers had the 32cc. Since husquavarna bought redmax i have noticed the quality drop way low. I have bought 3 new redmax trimmers with the new stratocharge enginge and have had all in the shop. I use non ethanol gas and keep the filters clean but for some reason after a while they begin to lose power?

    Anyone else run into the same problem with their new redmax trimmer.

    love to find some never used old models of redmax.

    I think i will be selling my new redmax gear and going with stihl next year :(
  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    my redmax's are a lot more reliable than my stihl's. you might want to check the spark plug boots. one of mine started to act up and after spending $100 on new parts i figured out it was only a bad connection
  3. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    While my stihls are running great, they also need adjustments made somewhat more frequently than I wish. I was looking in to red max next spring. Would like to hear what others have to say about the new redmax trimmers
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  4. WayneJessie

    WayneJessie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    no problems of any kind with my RedMax stuff. Non-ethanol 93 octane and running them wide open.
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,829

    It isn't just Redmax. All small 2 stroke machines are suffering/going down hill under the weight of all the obama adminstration's overbearing epa regs.

    Using a good quality 2 stroke oil helps as does using the best gas you can find. Your oil may be causing your exhaust screens to plug up as well as the ports. Check them. Maybe that's all that is causing your power loss.
  6. BladeGunner

    BladeGunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I think all weed eaters are not what they used to be, I remember back in the 90s when I first started, weed eaters were just more powerful.
  7. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I agree. I had a brand new BCZ3060TS burn the piston up with only 8 hours of use. On top of that, it was a POS cold blooded turd. I have a new 2660TS, and love it however...

    I knew things were going down hill with 2 cycles, so I bought several Shindaiwa chainsaws and Shindaiwa 230s several years ago. I still have new ones in the box.

    One thing that has surprised me is that the back pack blowers are not suffering. Those are better than ever. The bigger engines must do alright with the stratocharging.
  8. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    The BPs are larger engines operating under a greater load which is a factor that helps them to warm up according to my old RM dealer. Even the HH RM blowers were not all that great 10 yrs ago.

    One can blame HH cold-bloodedness on Obama...or perhaps it is govt/EPA mandates. LOL Pretty sure these were set in motion more than a while ago.
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,811

    Redmax has a line of "Max-Torque" trimmers that are better than others. I have had no problems with mine since switching to this series.
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,829

    I do blame them on him and his version of the EPA bro. Take a look at what they have done under his administration. They have tightened up regs far, far more than any other time in history. All my dealers are saying the same thing once we get to talking about the problems with new hand helds, it isn't just me.

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