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I've tried a few different string trimmers ( craftsman, Husqvana, Troy-built) and I find the results are about the same as far as durabilty a reliability goes.

I was wondering what does everyone think is the best? I'm currently using the craftsman, I'm not to thrilled with the 4-stroke motor but I do like the trimmer head using the pre-cut line. It's a lot faster and easier than winding up string and fighting with it when it gets hung up, even when spraying the line with PAM.
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redmax or sthil, home owner junk just can not hold up to the abuse of commercial work, I trashed a husquvrna in one season. My dad has a sthil that is almost 15 years old and we still use it every day.
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what do think about tanaka products? heard good things about .plus they have 7 yaer warrenty on home owner 2 yaer comm.
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I am currently using kawasaki and they run good but you have to get the solid shaft.. the flex shafts dont hold up to commercial use. $309.00 for a 27cc solid shaft kaw, but if you want to spend more, ashindiawa or redmax are really good trimmers,just cost more..about $420.00 give or take! Also straight shafts as well! & I myself like the two strokes!
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I am currently using kawasaki and they run good but you have to get the solid shaft.. the flex shafts dont hold up to commercial use. $309.00 for a 27cc solid shaft kaw, but if you want to spend more, ashindiawa or redmax are really good trimmers,just cost more..about $420.00 give or take! Also straight shafts as well! & I myself like the two strokes!
If you want a Kawasaki get it now, as this will be the last year for production of Kawasaki 2cycle stuff. As for the prices of Redmax you are a little high commercial trimmers here start at $260 for a 2360 and $300 for a 2460. Shindaiwa is now for the most part the same as Echo. As for Tanaka from what I know they are decent stuff but around here at least you can not get a warranty done as they do not have any dealer support, and I would not put them with Redmax as far as quality.
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If you want a Kawasaki get it now, as this will be the last year for production of Kawasaki 2cycle stuff. As for the prices of Redmax you are a little high commercial trimmers here start at $260 for a 2360 and $300 for a 2460. Shindaiwa is now for the most part the same as Echo. As for Tanaka from what I know they are decent stuff but around here at least you can not get a warranty done as they do not have any dealer support, and I would not put them with Redmax as far as quality.
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?
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Echo or Stihl is all anybody uses down here as far as commercial. I was given a husqvarna a few years ago that needed some work. I fixed it and used it 2 years and gave it to my brother in law. He still uses it on his 2 acre property. Still starts on first pull.


The ethanol in today's gas is a killer on 2 cycle motors. I mix seafoam in all of my gas, to help with the carburetor issues from the ethanol.
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Hitachi was making a string trimmer. $200 looked like a well built machine with a 7 year wsrranty . I thought about buying one but they discontinued them. I have found some on amazon new, still contemplating. Worse case is it doesn't hold up and I give it away.
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I use echo. Dependable stuff. Its personal preference when you get to the good trimmers. Some say stihl, some echo, some redmax, etc. Just stay away from the troy bilt, craftsman, ryobi junk. It just wont last.
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