I bought a new DR walk behind trimmer last year from TSC. They have a one-year return policy, will pay for any repairs within that year. I have had no problems with it. I used it hard, do like how well it manages my brush cutting issues. Mowing heights can be adjusted on the string holder part. It has been great about starting with 1-2 easy pulls. I use it for cleaning fences, areas between fence rows that horses can’t graze down.
I flat wore out a Craftsman. This is my third DR trimmer. The first 2 were purchased used, because i am always trying to save some money. They both got used hard, before I finished wearing them out. This time I thought “Why go cheap? Don’t know how hard a used machine got abused before I got it, too many fixing issues. Let’s try starting with a new one!” I enjoyed using the new one, it cut everything I aimed it at!
I may order the ‘mow ball’ for easy string changes. It just needs me to insert the string length in the hole! Holds it tight at the length you set it. No more threading and pulling the new weed string tight. It would be a big time saver according to my friend with a mow ball on their DR machine. Ball takes the heavy size 155 string with no issue.
I would recommend the DR trimmer if asked. Buying mine at TSC, there was no assembly needed. I added gas, oil, string, put it to work. Not too heavy to lift in and out of the Gator to run it way out to the back field for trimming there, instead of pushing it out and back the whole way…