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    Line trimmers- I know, I know, this is a JD forum, But.......

    I've about had my fill of $79- 2-cyl trimmers and am about take the leap to a "Red-Max" TR2350. It's a couple hundred 'Duckets' more than the big box store's offerings, and more of a commercial grade. Straight solid drive shaft, and a good reputation. I find myself doing a 'windshield' survey on every landscaper that I pass. Seems to be a lot of them out there. Any opinons, or suggestions? I'm intrested in, lite-weight, 2-cyl, , good starting, and string feed dependability. TIA ~S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty370 View Post
    I've about had my fill of $79- 2-cyl trimmers and am about take the leap to a "Red-Max" TR2350. It's a couple hundred 'Duckets' more than the big box store's offerings, and more of a commercial grade. Straight solid drive shaft, and a good reputation. I find myself doing a 'windshield' survey on every landscaper that I pass. Seems to be a lot of them out there. Any opinons, or suggestions? I'm intrested in, lite-weight, 2-cyl, , good starting, and string feed dependability. TIA ~S
    Just bought a new Husqvarna 128RJ, and the first thing I fell in love with is how the twine loads, real sweet!!

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    I have a Stihl trimmer, backpack blower, and chain saw. I have never regretted paying extra money for quality stuff.
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    I have gone the next step and totally eliminated string trimming. With careful landscaping and RoundUp no messy, noisy, and laborsome weed whacking.
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    I also have Husqvarna trimmer and chain saw. No problem loading string. The best part is that they always start with no problem. The best two-cycle equipment that I have ever used.
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    I have two stihls, an FS-90 and an FS-130. The FS-90 is perfect for a yard and has tons of power. The FS-130 has more power and is harder to start.

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    Nineteen years ago I bought a new John Deere 25S string trimmer. This model actually was made by Echo, and is similar to their model SRM-260 (although mine has a solid shaft). I added the handlebar and double strap harness options. Between the pond, trees, fence, drive, etc., it takes four to five hours to trim everything so it gets very heavy usage. This trimmer has never failed me, and has only received regular maintenance such as filters and lube. I could not ask for a more reliable machine.
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    I'm primarily an Echo guy, and currently have a CS-3400 and 600P chainsaws. Echo is tough gear, with the best warranty in the business, 5 yrs. for the homeowner, 2 yrs. commercial. I do however, have a Husky combo brushcutter/string trimmer that I'm pretty happy with.

    Quote Originally Posted by JD755 View Post
    Nineteen years ago I bought a new John Deere 25S string trimmer. This model actually was made by Echo, and is similar to their model SRM-260 (although mine has a solid shaft). I added the handlebar and double strap harness options. Between the pond, trees, fence, drive, etc., it takes four to five hours to trim everything so it gets very heavy usage. This trimmer has never failed me, and has only received regular maintenance such as filters and lube. I could not ask for a more reliable machine.

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    Thanks to all! I'll revisit Stihl, Husky, and see. I see the advantage of the 4-strokes, but the weight has me 'wondering'! At 25% more weight .............and having to carry my own 'bod', (I'd send ya pic, but havn't got elected to a NY Congress seat yet!) Seems like I gotta 'slap' this on one of my 'lads'! ~S

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    I have the Stihl Kombie system. What I like about it is now I'm not limited as much in what I can use that motor for. It's a lot cheaper to buy a new attachement for a different purpose than it is to buy the motor with it each time. Plus it's easier to transport when you can take it apart in the middle. I have a string trimmer attachement, a pole pruning attachment along with an extension pole, a grass blade attachement for heavier trimming, and they also make several other attachements for it. You can check it out at www.stihlusa.com. To find pricing use their locate dealer section and you can go to an authorized dealer website that lists pricing. I have the KM90 motor and it has done all the jobs I've asked it to do very well.
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