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 > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Trimmers


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-01-2011, 08:38 PM
JL ProCut JL ProCut is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Age: 42
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 6
JL ProCut is on a distinguished road
Default

buy what your local supplier sells and services,
so you can get parts and service ASAP in the event of something failing.
you will be glad you did.
__________________
John @ ProCut Turf Management
former sn: ProCut TM went down so this is my new sn
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 01-02-2011, 09:05 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 6
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I have a Husqvarna dealer about 15 minutes from my house then a stihl, Shindowa and Redmax dealer about 10 minutes in the other direction
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-02-2011, 10:36 PM
JL ProCut JL ProCut is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Age: 42
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 6
JL ProCut is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DillonB92 View Post
I have a Husqvarna dealer about 15 minutes from my house then a stihl, Shindowa and Redmax dealer about 10 minutes in the other direction
you are lucky

husky now owns redmax so they will be about the same units

can't really go wrong with any of those choices you listed.

I got one of the new 4 mix stihl stick edgers and I am happy with it so far
__________________
John @ ProCut Turf Management
former sn: ProCut TM went down so this is my new sn
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-07-2011, 02:15 PM
ofd4450 ofd4450 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
ofd4450 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
When my old weed eater trimmer died I got a 4 stroke Troybilt trimmer, cultivator, brush cutter, pole saw attachments. So far its going into its 3rd season with no problems at all, just have to remember to change the oil.
I have a TroyBilt 4 stroke also, and have had no problems with it at all. I'm hoping to get some accessories for it too
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2011, 11:28 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,010
Rep Power: 9
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ofd4450 View Post
I have a TroyBilt 4 stroke also, and have had no problems with it at all. I'm hoping to get some accessories for it too
I love it. its so sweet being able to just change from a trimmer to a pole saw or tiller then back again.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-09-2011, 04:22 AM
hotwired hotwired is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant - Ken
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: winslow maine
Age: 50
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 0
hotwired is an unknown quantity at this point
Default trimmers

My two cents:
Because I'm in rural maine, there aren't that many choices but here's what I've found for trimmers:

1. Shindaiwa USED to be the best, hands down, but have degraded severely. They have followed most large company's formula: Once the perfect product has been created, and selling well, discontinue it and offer a new "improved" version that has less power, breaks down easier, etc. Now they've been bought out by the company that makes what I believe is one of the LEAST desirable trimmers to own: ECHO (that concludes my whining)

2. We took a chance 3 years ago, after realizing Shindaiwa was no longer much of an option, on Stihl. I bought a STIHL FS90R and found it to be the best trimmer I've EVER used. It comes close to the Shindaiwa T-230 that I owned 17 years ago. They are quiet, start easy (I can walk up to my trimmer rack, set the choke, lightly tug on the starter cord, and often it will start on first pull) - Once you get hte hang of stringing the heads, you'll find them pretty easy. My next purchase will be the split shaft version.
__________________
Kenneth LaVoie III
LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc.- Winslow, Maine
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-09-2011, 02:15 PM
ofd4450 ofd4450 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
ofd4450 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
I love it. its so sweet being able to just change from a trimmer to a pole saw or tiller then back again.
Yeah. I am hoping to get a pole saw. How well does the tiller work? I live in NY and we have a huge amount of rocks in the dirt here, and I'm not sure if a small tiller could handle it haha
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
Should I buy these Red Max trimmers? SoILLawn Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 5 01-06-2011 05:27 PM
Older trimmers TurfFX Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 01-04-2010 11:08 AM
For Littles or other tree trimmers. StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 1 03-21-2009 02:02 AM
THE quietest trimmers and blowers alehandros_lilbreaker Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 5 04-20-2008 12:59 AM
trimmers ritchiem Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 01-25-2008 01:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
Yesterday 11:09 PM
by Cpadgett
1 36
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Yesterday 02:08 PM
by Cpadgett
2 57
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
05-27-2016 08:17 PM
by J.A.S.LawnService
7 9,684
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
05-27-2016 12:20 PM
by Wolf4dk
3 9,421
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-26-2016 04:45 PM
by lawngawd7
9 348
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
05-26-2016 04:34 PM
by Crossett73
91 33,724
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 63
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
05-24-2016 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 81
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 71
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,790
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 89
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 220
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 120
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 201
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 127
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 435,051
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 171
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 152
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 203
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 415
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 176
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 447
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,538
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 163
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 189
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 307
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.

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