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What type of trimmer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by U-SteppedInDogPoo!!, May 30, 2003.

  1. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 925

    I just purchased a 270 for $420.00. The first time I used it was on a residential account. I thought this is a very good trimer. Starts on the first pull and makes quick work of the grass next to the fence. ...........Then I did a farm site I take care of. I haven't trimmed this place all year. Some of the weeds are four feet high and the thistles are an inch thick at there base well this 270 is not just a good trimmer. It is one heck of a bush-hog!!!!!! It is nothing less than awesome. I don't even want to use my DC any more this thing is too much fun..:D
  2. U-SteppedInDogPoo!!

    U-SteppedInDogPoo!! Guest
    Messages: 0

    I just went and purchased a Shindiawa EB240 blower instead of the trimmer. The two trimmers I was looking at were the 230x and the 270. Both were nice the 270 was a little heaver than I thought it would be, but I will purchase it later this year. The 230 is nice and the weight I am currently used to now. With the 230x you are able to connect several blades to it without any other parts. I am very satisfied with them both.
  3. Buster57

    Buster57 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    It depends how you use the trimmer. I use mine for no more than tow hours straight then most of my jobs are done.
    I use a Stihl F250. It is heavy but is a real animal.
    Good luck!
  4. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959


    Shindiawa VS Stihl

    Shindiawa: A straight metal shaft running from engine to weed head.
    Warranty: Lifetime. Straight Power. No vibratio.

    Stihl: A series of twisted steel wires between engine to weed head.
    Warranty: 90 Days. Less Power. they wear out, having to pull trigger up to re-gain all power to keep in use. Vibrates alot.
  5. Buster57

    Buster57 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    The Stihl F250 is a 40.2 cm3, 2.2 bhp, direct drive trimmer. It come with a standard two year warranty.
    Shindiawa makes an excellent trimmer. This is just a matter of taste.
    My experience with a short duration applications, (2-3 hours max) is that you use the maximum bhp . Weight should not be a factor for this short period of time.
    Stihl F250 is perfect for my orchard.
  6. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    I understand this being a matter of taste. I was just compairing the two trimmers.

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