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Straight or Split

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J Berry, Dec 12, 2000.

  1. J Berry

    J Berry LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Messages: 21

    Looking to get some equipment over the winter
    I'm just starting out this spring and was wondering
    if any of you use the split boom trimmers and attachments
    or are straight shafts the way to go

    Thanks for any info
    Grass Tender's Lawn Service
  2. stick9

    stick9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Shindaiwa T-270 straight shaft WITHOUT the debris guard .. Green Machine handle (not the new funky ones) and larger Green Machine style head (not the little dinky one) ... THAT'S the way to go.

  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    STik's right...go straight shaft, young man.

    check out those spiffy new homelite straight shafts and you wont be sorry.

    dive bombing begin now!:)

  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    check out the Echo & Stihl split booms they are great 2nd trimmers, Ive demoed both and like the idea of all the different things one peice of equipment can do.
  6. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I use Shindaiwa straight shaft trimmers. I also have a Stihl FS-85 trimmer with a power scythe attachment and a hedge trimmer attachment(real handy).
  8. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    Please use search at top of page.
  9. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    if everyone used the search there would be no new posts, LS has said enough to fill many books and rarely is anything new said, other than GUIDO with a metal chair,everyone needs to start somewhere!

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