I have a Echo SRM-2200, and it has been working great for over 15 years.
Seventeen years, I think.
I believe I replaced the sparkplug on it once.
The bump-feed string head on it works good too (.095 line.)
That was actually something I'd been meaning to look into. I inherited
a 2 cycle weed whacker, the string breaks constantly though and I
have to keep stopping and manually feeding out more strings. ARRGHH!!!
I would go for a 4 cycle, you may loose some on weight, but you will
gain on easy starting. A good trade off for me. However I got so mad at
the 2 cycles that I got a battery powered electric and I love it.
Really? Is there even such a thing? (I'm too lazy to google it right
now). I am just envisioning my lawnmower engine on the end of a trimmer
shaft. Way too heavy. Plus, don't 4 cyl engines need to stay relatively
horizontal? How would that work with a string trimmer?
I bought a Stihl KM-110R its a kombi system. Basically you can
interchange the extensions to 20+ different extensions (hedger, edger,
broom, tines, trimmer, etc.)
I paid $329 US for the 4-mix engine and $109 for the trimmer, $159
edger. It works wonders.
I had a roybi 31cc multi function ($199 US) worked well but the stihl
by far is superior..
Buy a higher end trimmer and be happy.. I have a friend that works in
Florida for a landscaping business they use a rs-230 or so. They use
a tri-blade and 12" saw blade. No Trees, Muss, or fuss. However it will
Stihl uses 1:50 mix, NGK Plugs.. Good stuff buy it from a dealer
not from a HD/Lowes vendor...
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