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Split-Boom Weed Eaters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB Lawn Services, Jan 14, 2000.

  1. cnflawn

    cnflawn LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 55

    all these people are correct. stay away from homeowner units. a split boom is a great way to get the most use out of your money. it also makes a great second trimmer as you can use it for many other things plus have a back up trimmer.
  2. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Try Alamia.com. It is a site linked to Lawn and Landscape.com. They are mail order and competetively priced. Ask for Jeff or Saad.
  3. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    I have to agree with everyone else. Buy a commercial trimmer. I use a Ryobi 31cc 2 cycle. On my larger properties it gets heavy before I get done. Very hard on the shoulders. The only reason I use it is I had it when I started in the business. I will replace it this summer with a commercial brand. One note on the split boom. The first one I bought the screw that holds the clasp in place sheared. It was only a couple of weeks old so Lowes replaced it no problem. The reason I bought the split boom was to attach the edger when I needed. I have used the edger maybe twice. I now just sits in the truck and never gets used. I flip the weedeater around for edging. Think about it. You may not need a split boom. <p>Good luck<p>----------<br>Jeff<br>
  4. jeffclc

    jeffclc Guest
    Messages: 0

    I have to agree with the others that you do not want a homeowner grade trimmer for heavy duty use. <p>Echo products can be purchased from sevral mail order companies, and are not all that much more $$$ than the Ryboi.

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