Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

Best String trimmers?


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 04-07-2013, 06:34 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 4
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kslawn View Post
are the 2360/2460 23cc & 24cc or ?? & thats a good price I was looking at a shindaiwa & redmax at the same place & they quote me arround 420 for the 27cc's...are all the commercial trimmers going to go with 4 stroke eventually?
You have to either go with a strato charged engine or a 4 cycle mix technology to pass epa now. And Redmax has the patents for the strato engines. But I think even redmax is going to have a hard time soon with the EPA as I personally think we will end up going battery powered with trimmers like the core.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The trimmers you were using were all MTD. Therefor you had the same trimmer the whole time.

What I use is below.

Stihl
FS55/FS90/FC95/km110

Husq
L322&326

Redmax
TR2350S

As far as Stihl the 55 is kinda weak for commercial work. The 90 will cut through anything but is a bit on the heavy side.

The Husquavarnas seemed like good trimmers but I burned the 322 pretty quick.

The Redmax is the lightest but not the weakest. Redmax seems to do best with power to weight ratio. Its a smaller engine trimmer but has held up nicely.

The only Tanaka product I own is a hedge trimmer and from the looks you couldnt tell it apart from a Echo. Not a fan of Echo at all but I do own 2 Echo hedge trimmers.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-07-2013, 10:34 PM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 3
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ryobi is complete junk as far as lawn equipment goes, that is true.
Never used Craftsman, but I assume it's the same product pretty much.
Don't get a 4 stroke trimmer if you can avoid it. There will be times when you have to turn your trimmer on its side or up-side-down, and that doesn't work so well with oil lubrication on 4-strokes.

I have a Toro commercial power head. $100 from Home Depot. I've been beating the crap out of it for 2 years and it still runs amazingly. When this one ever breaks, I'll probably get rid of the whole power head/attachment setup and buy an Echo trimmer for $200 or something. **** curved shaft though, for real.
Just can't justify upwards of $500 a trimmer that's probably going to get stolen, or run over, or broken for reasons other than quality. My $100 powerhead does the exact same work as your $500 stihl, with 1/5 the worry and liability, even if it only lasts 3 years or whatever.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:28 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 2
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

That's one thing I don't understand when people buy stuff like this. Do you really have a guy use a string trimmer for 3 years? I don't. I keel them 2 and get new ones. Have a couple back ups. Its a tax wrote off and always good to get new equipment. It runs better and looks better on your company. Do I care if my trimmer last 5 years.... no, so why spend $500 on it when I can buy 2 that will last the 2 years I need them for $550 a piece. When you buy your guys a truck do you buy a $40,000 Chevy diesel or a $20,000 dodge gas burner? The Chevy has the power and will run longer. But you gotta keep it 8 years to get your moneys worth. The Chevy will last 5 then you get a new one.

Maybe I read number differently.. I don't know.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:57 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

People are buying them because of need. You show up with the tool thats needed for the job. If you want to trim grass and flowers then youll be fine with a home depot trimmer. It wont matter if its Ryobi or Toro and you will be replacing them. If your clearing brush you need something that will cut through a forest. I seen people put a saw blade on a cheap trimmer and the shaft shatter when it hit a 1" sapling. The same goes for attachments. As soon as you put a power broom or edger on less then 30cc engine it bogs down.

My equipment is abused. People put in the wrong mix. Throw them around. Always start up and never needed a repair. They all been running for 2-4 years strong besides the husquavarna that died in 2.5 years. I bought them all used too. So who knows how long they been ran like this. I NEVER PAID MORE THEN $100 FOR ANY OF THEM!

Commercial trimmers start around $220. The only trimmers selling for even close to $500 are brush cutters. So if you spend $100 every 2 years your spending more then you should.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-08-2013, 12:27 AM
JeepNjo JeepNjo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 3
JeepNjo is on a distinguished road
Default Thanks everybody

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNethercutt View Post
That's one thing I don't understand when people buy stuff like this. Do you really have a guy use a string trimmer for 3 years? I don't. I keel them 2 and get new ones. Have a couple back ups. Its a tax wrote off and always good to get new equipment. It runs better and looks better on your company. Do I care if my trimmer last 5 years.... no, so why spend $500 on it when I can buy 2 that will last the 2 years I need them for $550 a piece. When you buy your guys a truck do you buy a $40,000 Chevy diesel or a $20,000 dodge gas burner? The Chevy has the power and will run longer. But you gotta keep it 8 years to get your moneys worth. The Chevy will last 5 then you get a new one.

Maybe I read number differently.. I don't know.

Yea, I feel the same But do want something a little more reliable. Think I'm going to compare the prices on the echo and stihl next.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-11-2013, 12:28 PM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratchetmaster2 View Post
I have a Toro commercial power head. $100 from Home Depot. I've been beating the crap out of it for 2 years and it still runs amazingly.
I use 3 of these myself. They work great. I got an Echo to upgrade and it stopped working after 2 months (no spark)


Here is the Toro with the tiller attachment
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Duralasthomeservice Duralasthomeservice is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 2
Duralasthomeservice is on a distinguished road
Default best brand to me

Stihl is my only choice for all my small equipment! They always do what their supposed to for me period. middle price range, top Quality. like a fool, I haven't done anything to any of them in 3 seasons and they still start and run great.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-11-2013, 05:10 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Buy Ryobi. Its the best.

Last edited by wat5150; 04-11-2013 at 05:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-12-2013, 05:35 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wat5150 View Post
Buy Ryobi. Its the best.
Couldn't agree more. With all those attachments they have for it....you could be a solo operator and get just about any project done....

shrubs
tirmming
culivating
pruning
blower attachment

I sold my echo to buy a few of these. I should have listened to Weekendwarrior a while ago!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 Cycle vs 2 Cycle String Trimmers - Thoughts? Hedgemaster Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 16 07-24-2011 10:42 PM
Kawasaki string trimmers outdoorsman Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 7 06-03-2011 11:54 AM
Trimmers DillonB92 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 16 01-09-2011 02:15 PM
Should I buy these Red Max trimmers? SoILLawn Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 5 01-06-2011 05:27 PM
trimmers ritchiem Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 3 01-25-2008 01:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 10:06 AM
by stevef1201
7 193
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 93
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 154
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 142
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 270
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 245
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 96
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 189
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 128
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 422
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 147
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 567
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 85
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 111
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 648
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 252
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,306
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,710
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 553
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 231
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,886
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 320
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 395
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 264
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 238
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 276
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 524
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 778
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 247
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 579
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 547
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 288
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 405
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 316
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,148
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 607
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,722
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 777
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,979
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 412
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 532
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 368
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 636
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 514
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 612
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 658
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 917
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 451
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 521
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 408
» Popular Tags
4wd ads auger birdscaping charge collections subcontractor craigslist customers ecosymbiosis estimate exmark ferris first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid introduction invoice john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate native plants new buisness online classifieds patio install podcast pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo snow plowing sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl theft theft of services tips toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy