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what brand of trimmer and blower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by edgeman2003, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 188

  2. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    get an srm modle ilke the 230 and for the blower get a backpack pb modle.just a peice of advice dont go to home depot anymore for equipment.
  3. sky_lawncare

    sky_lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I bought the SRM 230 trimmer. They don't sell a decent enough echo blower at Home Depot though, I'm going to visit an Echo dealer and pick up a PB-620.
  4. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 188

    I only went there looking for the trimmer and blower and maybe a 21'' walk behind. Im getting a scag wildcat soon. I just need a good trimmers
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I got the SRM 210 from there, haven't used it yet though
  6. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    if your gonna waste your money you mine as well go over to sears and get a craftsman that is like a combi unit. cause the onc you get a real trimmer you can burn that up running something eles on it. just my 2 cents
  7. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    it depends on what your going to be blowing.. if your mainly using it for grass clippings your best bet is gonna be a handheld Sthil makes some REAL strongs ones like there bg55 model and its cheep like around 150-170.. alot stronger then my small echo handheld.. remeber backpacks are cool but there kind of a pain in the ass when you just want to grab something for quick clean ups..I only really use mine for leaf clean ups or big commercial propertys..Ive never used Echo trimmers before so i cant speak on them
  8. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    Echo is the only brand you want to buy if buying equipment at Home Depot. It is commercial grade, just their low end stuff except for their curved shaft trimmer which is a homeowner model. Ryobi, Homelite, Weedeater, Poulan, Troy Bilt, those are all PITA homeowner brands you want to stay away from. I have a Homelite trimmer as a last resort backup and it is a huge POS.

    Echo blowers at HD are fine for grass and light leaves or a tight budget but I would recommend going to a dealer for an Echo blower. The better blowers aren't sold at HD.

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