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Weed eaters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ribit, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. ribit

    ribit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Any of you guys use the Honda weed eaters? I am thinking of getting one because they are suppose to be more quiet than a 2 stroke. Thanks
  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Try a Stihl string trimmer.
  3. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    It is quiet, but also heavy. If you use it alot then get something light. Also it depends on what you are cutting!

    1 more thing Weadeater is a brand name, trimmer is what they are called.
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    Before I get slammed on because I told you light weight, I will tell you why.

    You have to decide how long you use your trimmer at any given point, what you are cutting down, etc. I had one community that was 147 homes, carring around a 12-13lb. trimmer gets to you.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I agree with shuter, try the stihl. Have had it for awhile, never gives me trouble. Also, thank you saw man for finally being the first person that I know of to correct someone when they call a trimmer a weedeater or weedwhacker, it annoys the he** out of me. Thanks. Oh, good luck with the Stihl!
  6. ribit

    ribit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Thanks for your replies. I usually call it a trimmer but I thought I would get more replies if I called it a weed eater. Thanks again.
  7. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    I have a Honda edger hanging on the wall in the shop that hasn't seen much field time. I think it's a GX31 or something like that. It is quieter than a 2 stroke but re-read my opening sentence. ;)
  8. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Weed Eater is actually a brand name, like Stihl, Echo, or Redmax.
  9. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    I use both the Honda Trimmer and the Honda Edger.

    The trimmer is smooth, quiet and powerful, but heavy. The edger weighs a ton, but does a first rate job. Very powerful.
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    A lot of makers have 4 cycle engines but the 2 cycles to me are a lot better.

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