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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Clint, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Clint

    Clint LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 97

    Im looking to buy a new string trimmer, any suggestions? I was lookin at a husqvarna but i dunno many trimmer brands..
  2. clint

    Sthil or shindawa
  3. nedlm

    nedlm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I love Shindawa ...I like the Stihl but that bump head is %$#@, Echo's are great if you can get em to start after about 20 pulls;->
  5. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Im with Steve on the Shindawas! We have at least 6 Echo commercial trimmers most bought this and last season but when we demod a Shindawa I thought it to be really HD without the weight. We might sell a few and run the Shindawas for comparison. Husqvana products are very well made so if you like the Huski buy it!
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I like my Stihl's. All cold crank on the 2nd or 3 pull always and have awesome power. The head is very easy to load and I've never had a problem with them. My trimmers get more hours every year than my mowers.
  7. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I feel that most of the commercial trimmers are comparable to each other. My dealer sells Red max, so that is what I use. If they sold Echo, then that is what I'd use.

  8. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    i prefer Redmax

    demo a few different units, i'm sure you'll find beter than the Husky.
  9. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 315

    ask the husky dealer how many rings they use on the piston,If it the same as in the past,I think you will buy something different
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    After 12 years of Echo 2501 and 2601's I bought myself a Husqvarna 325L. WHAT A DIFFERANCE!!!! I'll never go back to Echo again. The 325 is lighter and SOooooooooo much more powerful.

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