Six Best Trimmers for a Lawn Care Business
We’ve listed several different trimmers in each power category. We understand that some trimmers may not
work as well for your needs as others, and we want you to have a variety to compare.
DeWalt 20V Max Lithium-Ion XR String Trimmer
This powerful but lightweight trimmer runs on a 20-volt, five-amp battery. This lithium-ion battery
offers more than enough power to operate the dual cutting lines through a 13-inch swath of land. It can
quickly and easily clear out thorns, weeds, and grass without stalling. You can run this trimmer at
high-speed and full power to slice through tougher terrain, or you can run the trimmer at lower power
levels to save the battery life and perform lighter work.
This trimmer has a patented gear drive design that ensures you get a smooth operation from start to
finish, and it adds to the durability of this trimmer. Additionally, it weighs in at under 10 pounds,
making it lightweight enough for your staff to use for hours at a time.
Black & Decker 2-N-1 Electric String Trimmer
The Black & Decker trimmer works well for moderate or light trimming such as edging lawns, cutting
around flowers, clearing weeds, and trimming around fences or spots your mower can't reach. This is a
plug-in trimmer which does limit how far you can go due to the need for an extension cord.
However, you won't need to carry around a battery or a gasoline motor, and this reduces the weight at a
significant rate. It comes in at five pounds, making it more than light enough for extended use. This
trimmer cuts a 13-inch path with 10,000 rotations per minute, allowing for fast and efficient work. You
also get a two-year warranty with this trimmer, protecting you against damage or defects.
Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer
If you're just starting out your lawn care business, this trimmer will do just fine. It has a two-stroke
engine that delivers more than enough power for your staff to slice through weeds and thick grass. It
can also cut edges down into mulch, turf, or packed soil with ease.
The trimmer has a "zip start" carburetor that enables you to fire the trimmer up with one or two pulls
rather than repeatedly yanking on the line. The head is easy to load, which means replacing a broken
trimmer line is an easy process. You can use a thick and durable 0.095-inch line, and it has a straight
shaft that allows you to reach low to the ground without bending.
Tanaka TCG27EBSP 2-Cycle Gas String Commercial Grade Trimmer
A 26cc engine powers this trimmer, making it one of the most powerful on the market. The trimmer comes
with a straight shaft that lends a quick throttle response and high performance. Additionally, you can
reach the ground for close cuts without a lot of physical strain. It weighs in at just over 11 pounds,
meaning it's one of the lightest gas trimmers.
This trimmer comes with a two-year commercial warranty against damage or defects, and there is a
seven-year personal use warranty. High-quality aluminum makes up this trimmer's clutch housing, this
material prevents overheating while eliminating the need to use a harness. There is a four bearing
gearbox that lets you seamlessly regulate the trimmer's running speed.
Greenworks 80V 16-inch String Trimmer
This powerful and robust trimmer has a power output that is equivalent to a 32 cubic centimeter gasoline
combustion engine. This trimmer falls right into the median price range, making it an affordable option
for newer lawn care businesses to comfortably afford.
This trimmer is heavier at 16 pounds, and it only runs for 45 minutes on a single charge. The battery
takes 30 minutes to recharge, so it's best to use it for smaller projects. You can get the trimmer by
itself, or you can buy a bundle deal with the battery and charger included. The head has an easy loading
capability, reducing downtime.
Husqvarna 967055801 324L Gas String Trimmer
Husqvarna's 967055801 324L Gas String Trimmer has a 4-stroke engine that gives you enough power to
tackle large jobs with minimal effort. The flex drive straight shaft with a loop handle gives you a
comfortable grip, and you can trim close to the ground without a lot of unnecessary bending over. There
is an air purge system that removes air from the fuel system to make the trimmer easy to start.
It runs on pure gasoline, and you won't have to worry about mixing gas every time you fill it. The Start
Smart technology makes this a user-friendly piece of equipment that is fast and easy to start and keep
running. You get a Tap 'N Go line release system that automatically releases more trimmer line when you
tap the head of the trimmer on the grass.