weed wacker

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
Here is a bunch of opinions on string trimmers. I think that is what you meant by weed wackers. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=1008

All of the new ones can add their opinion, but that thread had 33 replies, I think. I found 92 threads with TRIMMER in the heading of the thread. I hope this helps.
BTW We use Shindaiwa's


LawnSite Senior Member
in my eyes it would be stihl-but i am going to try a red max next time-there is a red max that has the same engine as the fs83-but the shaft looks a little longer though-i need to measure them-thats the one i am interested in because i am kinda tall and have to bend over with the stihl alot.


LawnSite Gold Member
stanfield nc
Around houses i one hand a little featherlite
Its just faster for me. For heavy cutting
or a lot of trimming i have had good results
with stihl ,echo,or ryobi commercial units
with brush cutter.Ive heard others speak
highly of other makes.Irecommend high
octane and correct mix for longer life

Lawn Cruiser

LawnSite Member
Logan UT
I use the smallest straight shaft that Toro make's has plenty of power for basic trimming and is light weight. I have been using it for two years now and have had no trouble with it. I do have a larger Toro trimmer for heavy cutting when needed. We also use a Red Max recipricator neat trimmer but kinda slow works great as an edger.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Pittsburgh, Pa
T270!!!! Not too heavy and power to burn. Tried the T350, too heavy. I have 6 270's, they are awesome.


LawnSite Platinum Member
Shindaiwa T-270's


LawnSite Member
SHINDAWA ALL THE WAY... By far the T-270's. I use 4 T-270's, and 4 T-230's. The 230's are priced reasonable. But if you use alot of hispanic help and have a large company, You don't need to spend $400 on a trimmer, not when your buying 10 every two years,