I want to purchase a gas powered string trimmer for my 1.4 acre lawn. I do
not have a lot of tough stuff, but need to trim grass and small weeds around
trees, fences, etc. I am considering the Troy-Built TB25CS and the Yard-Man
YM26CS. Since both are made by the same company I assume there are of
similar quality. The main difference I see is the TB has a 31 cc 2 cycle
engine and the YM has a 26 cc 4 cycle engine. Each is available for $109
and each weighs 15 pounds.. The TB is highly rated by CR and claims easy
starting but I prefer a 4 cycle so I don't have to fool with mixing oil and
gas. Does anyone know if the YM is easy to start? I don't have the
strength or time to fiddle with a hard to start engine. Any information or
recommendation would be appreciated.
I don't know about either on e you mentoned but I have 2 Steihl's and
love them. Easy to start and light. Real workhorses.
From Mel & Donnie in Bluebird Valley
no need to bad mouth Stihl since I own and use their BR400, HS45,
HT101, SH85 and all are very well made to take the all day use and
tough jobs I can toss at them. I bought these tools back in the year
2003 and 2004. in 10 years, if they continue to preform as they have,
I'll be able to say they have stood the test of time and endurance.
currently the only tool in my lawn care business I can say has stood
the test of time and endurance is at this time going to be the
Shindaiwa T260 string trimmer. bought the T260 back in 1994 on a
friends recommendation and have not for one split second regretted it.
btw - guess who is now building engines for Stihl?
string trimmers. Stihl was smart to make this pick since
the choice engines have a history of proven service. Stihl
was also smart to out source so they could remain cost competitive.
Stihl has a good product and a reputation for being there to
service what they sell. I'm glad Stihl did not decide to cut
quality so they could remain cost competitive with foreign
competitors whose labor cost are much less.
To answer the question of watering. Several machines were available
but the best bang for the buck seemed to be the Rapid Rain 860 machine.
We purchased it online at http:\\www.rapidrain.com and have been very
pleased . Hope this helps
I bought a Stihl Km110 4-Mix.. Kombi System.. Multi tool..
I have the trimmer edger and polesaw..
Honestly it's the last trimmer I will ever buy..
Will start on 2 -3 pulls.. on a filled tank from dry..
Goto a dealer and get one.. My friends has an echo and
loves his.. However I love my Stihl MS250 Saw. So I bought
the trimmer.. Only one problem.. Loves the string.. ;)
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