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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawn1787, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. lawn1787

    lawn1787 Banned
    Messages: 5

    Im am new to the business and need help. first what would you guys rather get a stihl or an echo trimmer, second what model. I was looking at the stihl 100 RX 4 mix what do you think of it?

    Thanks for the help
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    kawasaki is my favorite then echo.
  3. lawn1787

    lawn1787 Banned
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for info
  4. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I have both a Kawasaki and a RedMax. I like the Kawasaki, but love the RedMax. Won't mess with Echo ever again.
  5. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I started out with 2 echo 260s but have since changed to the stihl 4mix and they seem to be holding up a lot better.
    We have 5
    1- FC110 edger
    The 100s are lighter but just as powerful, the downfall is that they do not accept any attachments. For example the hedge trimmer or chain saw. For just a little bit more money the 110 has more flexability.
  6. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    we use the echo srm210 their not great on power but light, reliable and cheap
  7. Signature Landscaping1

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

    redmax bcz2400s
  8. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I have the Stihl 100. More power than Ill ever need thats for sure.

    Good unit so far, no complaints. My advice is dont buy too powerful or expensive a unit. The low end commercial trimmers are all youll need for daily trimming.
  9. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    If there is a red-max dealer near you, check them out. best trimmer i've ever owned (and i've been through a bunch):weightlifter:
    good luck
  10. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i have 2 shindaiwas 1 is a 22t and one is a t-231 i like the t-231 the best the 22t is more of a homeowner model with a straight shaft i think.

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