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2019/03/07 11:11:54 (permalink)
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Electric/battery start gas weed eater

My elderly brother is looking for an assist starting, light, bent shaft gas weed eater. He don't want a electric. The regular gas ones require more quick arm pull strength that he have lost. My EZ start large Stihl is too heavy. I offered to weed eat his lawn but he really want to do it themselves.
Has anyone come across a weed eater an 85 year old can handle? Thanks
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    Re: Electric/battery start gas weed eater 2019/03/07 14:25:12 (permalink)
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    Has he looked at the Stihl FS40 C-E or Echo GT225i? If he can't handle either one of those electric is probably the best bet. A battery start gas unit would be pretty heavy.
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    Re: Electric/battery start gas weed eater 2019/03/08 08:42:08 (permalink)
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    There is not much in the ultra light weight line. Here is couple options that might work.
    • A Weedeater Featherlite with curve shaft but it still be a pull start although it is easier to start than the larger trimmers. Just under 10 lbs. The Echo mention above weighs about 10.5 lbs. about 15 in cut.
    • The other possible option would be a lithium-ion battery power trimmer though they are only straight shaft model. They weigh as little 5.5 lbs. about 12 in cut.

     
     
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    Re: Electric/battery start gas weed eater 2019/03/22 17:43:17 (permalink)
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    My father uses an electric stihl trimmer, has around 30 minute cut time before battery runs out. He said he likes it a lot better than his gas powered stihl due to the vibration.
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    Re: Electric/battery start gas weed eater 2019/08/07 18:29:02 (permalink)
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    It's an impossible combination.  Battery and starter onboard will make it heavy and I don't know of such a beast anyway.  Due to the configuration with a side pull line around a pulley, it isn't straightforward to put a drill or impact driver on the shaft nut like you can on a leaf blower or push mower, etc.
     
    He's best off getting a cordless electric.
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