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string trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sparcolawn, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 179

    i've got 2 srm210 echo string trimmers, and have always found them to be very cold blooded, i have been looking at the redmax trimmers, any thoughts? i do a serious amount of trimming, but would like to stay around the size of the srm 210s, thanks.
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    the red max has power but mine is a bit cold natured as well. I had a shindaiwa t231 for a week and took it back for more power but it was a very smooth machine for the size
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We got rid of all our small Echo trimmers a couple of years ago and replaced them with Redmax. They would just not cold start and there was no adjustment on the carb. Redmax starts cold on the first or second pull every time...sure am glad we got them.
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    sparco lawn get a shindiawa an never worry again !!

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    redmax is by far the best trimmers imo like other people stated they start on the first or second pull
  6. cgrappler135

    cgrappler135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    go with the shindiawa t231 or t261, i have both and their great.
  7. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 179

    what sizes in the redmax and the shindiawa's are in the same group as the echo's srm 210's? because i really dont feel thta i need anything more powerful then them with regular string trimming
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Redmax 2400
  9. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    We kind of like Sthil string trimmers lol.
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We had the SRM 2100...we phased out our echo trimmers (only two...we are small) for two redmax 2400's. I love the redmax trimmers over the echos. much more powerfull. Little heavier but start much better. Keep in mind some people get annoyed that you have to warm up the redmax's before starting your line trimming.

    Echo backpack blowers, that another story. I love those things.

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