Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by foggyjr5, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I am looking for a better trimmer for this spring. I was wondering what you guys think would be the best, and how much do they run? I pretty much have a dealer of all types around here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. jgtxusa

    jgtxusa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    There are a lot of nice trimmers on the market. I have quite a few shindaiwa t261 and they are great. It is a real nice all around trimmer. The echo 261t seems to be real nice and stihl also. We have a couple redmax, but my guys all like the shindaiwas.
  3. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    RedMax bcz2400s, great trimmer, cost me about $269. Has been great this season
  4. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I have used the stihls, echos, deere, redmax and shindawas. In my many years of experience, the shindawas outlast, out perform all others. They may weigh more than the others, but what little it costs to keep them going, they pay for themselves. Right now we have redmax, and I have an ongoing issue with them. They run great, have great power and use less gas, but after a while, we have issues with their carbs. The only reason we have used them thus far is because of a fleet discount we recieve. Personally, I will start replacing them with the Shins starting next year.
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    My Shindiawa T230 is going into it's 6th season with no expensive maintenance. Only thing I have had to invest in (other than fuel and plugs) had to do with the head. I think the T231 replaced the T230 though.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Like my Stihl FS110, the 4-mix has incredible low-end torque. Got mine I think for around..380?

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