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Here's a couple of pics of my RedMax BCZ2400S string trimmer. Note the good build and the grease zerk on the cutting head. Hopefully it will last as long as my old Stihl, and not turn out to be a POS. :D



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MowHoward,

Looks good. How many CC? Hp? Weight? Straight or curved shaft. Line size? Warranty? Price?

How about a bit on what you have done with it so far, and how it performed? Likes/Dislikes?

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memmurphy,

Thanks for the link.

Mow,

Looks like a real nice unit. Haven't seen any around here, but I'm sure there are. Stihls are really up there in price. Our local JD dealer carries a full line of Stihl.

Greg
 

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Around here it's Stihl. You see the occassional Echo, but for the most part it's Stihl. I don't have a dealer anywhere close that handles Red Max, or for that matter, Tanaka, Shindiawa, or some of the others. Like Greg my local JD dealer carries a full line of Stihl, as do about 4 or 5 other places where Stihl is carried.
 

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Greg,

I posted about this trimmer in a separate thread a few days ago. I should have just added the pics to the original thread. But that's ok, as I will give some more details.

I am really impressed with this trimmer. My only dislikes are I am not able to "finesse cut" as well as I was with my old curved shafted Stihl FS52. My Stihl still runs well, but I have found it lacking on the big jobs out at my acreage. The cutting head on the RedMax tends to pull down toward the ground in heavy growth, thus scalping the turf sometime. It might just be a matter of getting used to the straight shaft. I think I will hold on to my Stihl for the delicate jobs around the house.

I can't believe how much faster the new trimmer is on the bigger jobs. I've read it's HP rating is a tad less than some of the comparable brands, but not noticeable in use. It seems to have plenty of power. It's very well balanced, and the tap head feeds perfectly so far.

The "Strato-Charged" engine is very fuel and emission efficient.

I think it came with .095 line. I paid $269. The price range on net has been $269 to $359.

Here's a description and specs I copied from the net:

The RedMax BCZ2400S string trimmer is durable, ergonomically engineered and environment friendly. The l0.8-pound trimmer is powered by RedMax's 23.6-cc piston valve Strato-Charged engine. This engine meets CARB Tier 11 and EPA Phase 2 emissions standards without the need for a catalytic converter. Power is transmitted through a solid-steel shaft that drives RedMax's PT104 Plus head. This 4-inch tap-and-go nylon head has a metal insert to extend the tap knob's life

Model BCZ2400S Specifications
Engine: Pro-GZ25N Strato-Charged™
Engine Displacement: 23.6 cc
Carburetor: Diaphragm with Purge Pump
Ignition System: Solid State
Fuel Capacity: 1.37 pints
Dry Weight: 11.7 lbs (my owner's manual says 11.6 lbs with tap head)
Max Output: 1.15 HP
DriveShaft: Straight, Solid Steel, Splined Ends
Head: 4" Commercial Tap
Warranty: 1 Year Commercial, 2 Years Consumer
EPA Phase II / CARB Tier II Certified:)
 

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Like I said on the other thread my Stihl is recomended to run .095 but the specs say you can run .105. I may give it a shot after I use up the stuff I got with the trimmer. I bought mine at our local Ace Hardware. They have a small engine shop in the back. They guy that runs it is a real good guy, I got 10% off my trimmer and power head. I couldn't pass it up! I am sure you will like your Redmax, it sounds like a good unit.:D

Like we said before, you pay a premium price for a premium unit. The standard homeowner units just won't hold up to taking care of 2.5 acres.Bye
 

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I agree, Stewart, you get what you pay for. I try to buy the best that I can afford and then take good care of it. Where you buy it or who's going to service it also factors in.

Chief runs the .105 line, I believe. I will see how I get along with the .095.

My dealer offered to change out trimmer head with an older style head for free. He said his commercial customers like the older style head because it is heavier duty. But is also harder to load. I told him I would stay with this model head, because I hate loading string, and see how it does this summer. He said he would sell me the other head at cost if I change my mind later. Fair enough.
 
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