Trimmer Wars!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Clydefrog, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. Clydefrog

    Clydefrog LawnSite Member
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    My first trimmer purchase was a echo srm225 and at first I was regretting it but it was cheap and it will do the job for me for the first couple of years, then it will become my backup. But I'm looking at trimmers and was wanting to go with what my dealer has. They carry stihl and redmax. I have several dealers around me so I have access to just about every brand. I was going to go stihl but I refuse to buy and four stroke and I think they just don't put much into their 2 stroke. So looks like I'll be going with the BCZ260ts. I wanna hear what you think is the best all around trimmer. Take everything into consideration, weight, cost, longevity etc.
     
  2. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stihl FS94, Hands down!
     
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  3. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Second vote for the fs94r its the best mid range trimmer on the market.
     
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    Clydefrog

    Clydefrog LawnSite Member
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    I have used the fs94r and love how lightweight it is but still powerful. But I feel like it all you hear nowadays is horror stories when it comes to stihl's stick equipment.
     
  5. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmm, just finished 2nd year with the 94,no issues.
     
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  6. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yup same here its got 2yrs on it starts 2nd or 3rd pull every time.
     
  7. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 94 sips fuel like a hybrid car.:nod:
     
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    Clydefrog

    Clydefrog LawnSite Member
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    Do you guys run any of the 4 stroke stihl trimmers? if so, do you have good experiences with them
     
  9. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I run the 4 stroke Stihls 90,100,111, an 130. Have learned those units only run as good as the fuel mixture you put into them.
     
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    Clydefrog

    Clydefrog LawnSite Member
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    Do you run stihl blowers as well? Got a bg85 give to me and I'll need to upgrade soon
     

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