FOCUS ON: String Trimmers

Don't leave for your first scheduled job without making sure you have a string trimmer or two in tow. To achieve that well-groomed and manicured look that your clients desire and pay for, a string trimmer will do the trick. These gas-powered hand-held pieces of equipment are becoming increasingly lightweight; yet they offer high power. String trimmers also feature low noise and low vibration for client and operator comfort. If you need more information about the following string trimmers, use the reader service numbers provided at the end of each product description.


The SRM-261T string trimmer from Echo offers 50 percent more cutting torque, which makes it suited for trimming and cutting in thick regional grasses and brush applications. The SRM-261T features a powerful, smooth-running 2-stroke, 25.4cc Power Boost Tornado engine and heavy-duty engine vibration-reduction system with padded handles for operator comfort. Additional features include a 59-inch, four-layer flex cable drive to provide additional strength in handling tough trimming and cutting applications, a 19.6-fluid-ounce see-through fuel tank for long run time, and a debris shield with a built-in cut-off knife for optimum line length.
Reader Service #


Honda Power Equipment introduces the HHT31S, which is designed to meet the demands of commercial, rental and residential users. The HHT31S uses Honda's 1.5-hp, 360-degree, inclinable GX31 mini 4-stroke engine known for its low noise level, low vibration level and ease of starting. Because of the engine's strong low-end torque characteristics, many jobs can be performed at partial throttle, further reducing noise and increasing fuel efficiency. Other features of the HHT31S include a debris deflector shield for increased operator visibility, a soft-touch loop handle for operator comfort and a standard shoulder harness and safety goggles.
Reader Service #


Husqvarna's 326Lx commercial trimmer features Husqvarna's E-Tech II engine, which is designed for low emissions, low noise and low weight without sacrificing high power and high torque. The product's lighter weight, combined with a high-torque engine, assures high production with less fatigue. The loop handle is rubber-coated for comfort and can be easily adjusted without the use of tools. The specially designed loop handle and compact engine make it easy to turn and use at varying angles, providing the maneuverability to tackle a variety of projects. The 326Lx can also be fitted with an optional J-handle for use with a blade.
Reader Service #


John Deere introduces the XT140LE Line Trimmer, which features a 25.6cc, low-emission, M-Series engine for efficient, quiet and long-lasting use. The solid steel, straight, 59-inch shaft is designed for reduced vibration and increased durability. The commercial EZ Load string head provides a fast, accurate line feed for increased productivity, and the trimmer has a 17-inch cutting swath. Additional features include anti-vibration clutch housing, anti-vibration front handles and over-molded throttle for smooth operation. The trimmer is lightweight at 12 pounds for ease of use and operator comfort.
Reader Service #


Kawasaki's KGT27A String Trimmer is a professional-grade trimmer and features a quick-release throttle and easy starting technology. The starting enrichment automatically disengages when throttle is applied. The lightweight machine also features low noise, low vibration and ideal balance. By removing every ounce of unnecessary weight, Kawasaki has engineered string trimmers that are noticeably lighter without sacrificing durability. The fully covered carburetor with slow-idle starter prevents line head from turning during start-up.
Reader Service #


Makita Industrial Power Tools introduces the RBC2510 string trimmer with a straight shaft and loop handle. The solid steel drive shaft delivers more power with lower vibration and the trimmer features an anti-vibration design for reduced operator fatigue. The RBC2510 also features a shoulder harness for easy handling, a recoil starter with solid-state ignition for easier starting and a 50:1 gas-to-oil ratio with lower emission of exhaust gasses.
Reader Service #


Maruyama introduces the BC2321 Trimmer/Brushcutter, which features a 1.1-hp, 22.5cc CER230 engine. The BC2321 trimmer meets the strictest emissions standards while maintaining low weight, 2-cycle simplicity and high performance. At 12.1 pounds, this blade-capable machine is easy to handle. The padded loop handle and dual isolation anti-vibration system create comfort for the user. Maruyama also offers a solid-steel inner drive shaft and a two-year commercial warranty on the BC2321.
Reader Service #


Robin Outdoor Power Products introduces the NB2450 Power Trimmer, which provides a professional weight-to-power ratio for commercial users. The NB2450 combines the power of a 24.5cc 2-stroke engine with a weight of 9.7 pounds and allows commercial users seeking lightweight products, maximum power and durability to tackle all-day jobs. Robin has also equipped this trimmer with a 20.3-ounce fuel tank to allow for longer use without refilling.
Reader Service #


At 34.0cc and 1.4 hp, the commercial-grade Shindaiwa T3410 string trimmer is the next in a series of units featuring low emission C4 Technology. The T3410 comes standard with an anti-vibration rubber grip rear handle for comfort and less fatigue, all-metal clutch and a built-in decompression feature for easier starting. Other features of the string trimmer include a durable cylinder with 2-ring piston, solid-steel splinted main shaft and low noise characteristics of a 4-stroke engine.
Reader Service #


RedMax introduces the EXZ2401S-BC trimmer/brushcutter, which comes equipped with RedMax's PT104 Plus head and a 23.6cc Strato-Charged engine. The engine meets emissions compliance by introducing fresh air into the engine between the exhaust gases and the fresh charge of air/fuel mix. The EXZ2401 has a split shaft and both the upper and lower drive shafts are made of solid steel. This design allows the trimmer/brushcutter to be interchanged with RedMax pole saw, edger and long reach hedge trimmer attachments.
Reader Service #


The SOLO 129L and 129B model string trimmers feature an easy-start system that allows you to start the engine with a minimum amount of effort. Both trimmers have a 29cc commercial-grade SOLO 2-cycle gas engine. The lightweight units also are equipped with an anti-vibration system to protect operators, are backed by a two-year professional warranty and come with a four-tooth grass cutter attachment.
Reader Service #


STIHL introduces the FS 90 R trimmer, which is powered by a 28.8cc STIHL 4-Mix engine and offers professional-grade performance to landscaping professionals. A solid drive shaft delivers maximum flexibility. STIHL's optional gearbox attachments easily convert the FS 90 R into multi-task landscaping tools including a power scythe, a pole pruner and an edger. The 4-Mix engine offers increased power, added torque and benefits of 2-stroke and 4-stroke technologies combined.
Reader Service #


Tanaka announces that it has added a lightweight 24cc, 1.2-hp grass trimmer to its professional landscaper line-up, the TBC-2500. Weighing 10.8 pounds (with cutting head), the TBC-2500 combines the same power as the TBC-2501 with the TBC-230's gearbox. Additional specifications include a bearing-supported, 7mm solid-steel drive shaft; a 5-inch semi-automatic cutting head that holds 25 feet of line; and a 16.9-fluid-ounce fuel tank.
Reader Service #


Vandermolen introduces the Windmill Commercial Trimmers and Brushcutters, which offer easy-to-handle performance and are equipped with Kawasaki engines. The Windmill is rugged, yet lightweight, with a well-balanced weight distribution. The three models, 25.4cc, 28.1cc and 43.2cc, have a 9-inch safety bar molded into the loop handle to provide protection from kickbacks when using metal saw/weed blades.
Reader Service #

Want to use this article? Click here for options!
© 2020 Penton Media Inc.

Interactive Products

Equipment Blue Book

Used Equipment Valuation Guide

Riding mowers, lawn tractors, snow throwers, golf carts


Grounds Maintenance Jobs

search our jobs database, upload your resume