Which weedwhip should i purchase

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bret's Lawn Care, May 9, 2005.

  1. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Should i buy a shindaiwa, tanaka, echo, or stihl
  2. ProCare Lawn Service

    ProCare Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    They're all good trimmers as far as I am concerned. I have used all but tanaka. Stihl is a little heavy as well as Shindaiwa, but they both last a long time. I am currently using shindaiwa and am very happy. I use this brand b/c there is a dealer close by that services and sales them. That is one of my main considerations when buying equip.
  3. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I have echo, i'm pretty happy with it, haven't uses a stihl in a few years I didn't like them, they seem too bulky
  4. SeacoastDesignsL&L

    SeacoastDesignsL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have all echos and im happy with them
  5. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Echo.....just bought my second PAS-260 w/ string trimmer attachment, picking it up Thursday. In 3 years, I've never a problem with the first one. Need the second for cemetery work. I have all Echo equipment.

    The Captain
  6. mhunt

    mhunt LawnSite Member
    from SE
    Messages: 26

    i've got a stihl fs-80 and i'm happy with it, RedMax also makes great products.
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    ECHO I got a ton of them. I also have one tanaka. The ECHO smokes everything. I got a PB400E blower that is 14 years old and another that is 8 or 9 years old (bought it used at a pawn shop) They just keep running and running.

    The SRM2601 or the PAS 260 are great choices.
  8. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    My guys just called and they snapped the shaft in half on 1 of my 4 Echo's. I made my money off of it though. It has been used now for 7 years.
  9. Hustler5224

    Hustler5224 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I use Stihl FS85's. They have served me well for many years without any problems.
  10. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230


    DId I hear an echo??????

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