One of the most basic tools for lawn care is a weed eater, and there are many brands available on the market. Also called trimmers or weed whackers, weed eaters allow the user to trim grass or other vegetation in places where a lawnmower cannot reach. Most weed eaters have a similar design with a rotating head attached to a long handle with the engine at the top of the shaft.
Weed eaters are generally gas powered but some companies produce electric models which are quieter and better for the environment. While weed eaters traditionally feature two stroke engines which require a mixture of gas and oil, recent pollution laws prompted many companies to produce four stroke models which use only gas and are more powerful and cleaner burning.
Most companies that produce weed eaters also make other lawn care machines such as mowers, chainsaws and hedge trimmers. Stihl (pronounced ‘steel’) is one such company known for making a variety of high quality lawn care machines. Stihl makes several different varieties of weed eaters ranging from simple home use models to heavy duty commercial grade trimmers. All Stihl weed eaters feature their patented easy2start system which makes starting and operating the trimmers a breeze. Stihl weed eaters are fuel efficient and clean burning while maintaining powerful cutting ability. Stihl trimmers are well balanced and come with a shoulder strap for comfort during use.
Echo is another company known for its lawn care machines. Echo trimmers have a reputation for working well and lasting for a long time. Echo also makes a variety of weed eaters to suit any need. Their patented Speed-Feed string system makes changing the trimmer line quick and easy. Simply tap the head of the trimmer on the ground to feed out more string during use.
Other trimmer manufacturers which have good reputations include Husqvarna, Toro, and Black and Decker.