weed eater/string trimmer?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Andy_, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Andy_

    Andy_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I am looking to get a new weed eater. What brand/models do you prefer?
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    husky! light and powerfull. reliable so far -2nd season.
  3. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Husqvarna is my choice. Very light, good performance, and dependable.
  4. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We use all Echo trimmers, blowers, hedge clippers and they work great for us.

    Excellent dealer support, great products excellent power to weight ratio etc....

    We have had several of our trimmers for 4 or 5 years now and they still are going strong. (SRM-2601's and SRM-260S's)
  5. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Redmax all the way. If you search "redmax trimmer" you will find the same thing as I am telling you. Get the BCZ2400S or BCZ2600S if you are just doing lawns and brush occasionally or "the beast" the BCZ3000S if you really need the power or are just related to Tim Allen.:D I have the 2600 and 3000 and they beat every other trimmer I have ever owned in every way (that includes Husqvarna and Stihl.) Hope you are happy with whatever you buy!!:drinkup:
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    They have machines that "Eat Weeds?" I should replace my String trimmers with them so I don't have to spray any more of those nasty chemicals.

  7. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm enjoying my New Dolmar and my dealer has offered me a great deal on a second one.
    It's fun being able to power through anything.
    I'll buy it next month if he still has it.
  8. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    I am considering RedMax BCZ3000s or a Honda HHT35 35cc 4 cycle trimmer, which one last longer and trouble free? Should I kick in Stihl FS100 into the mix?
  9. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I have had pretty good luck with my FS110. I'm a homeowner and have been using it for almost two years without any maintenance.
  10. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    stihl makes a few homeowner string trimmer. price not to bad but well worth it....

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