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Maruyama Equipment #4777355
06/04/18 03:32 PM
06/04/18 03:32 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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Looking to get new weed whacker and from this forum I got intrigued with the Maruyama brand. Just looked at a BC2621CA that can be bought for $300 cash. Is this a good deal? He said it was 4 years old but new. He couldn't sell them and this was his last one.....


'98 LEX LS400 295K
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Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777359
06/04/18 03:36 PM
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Basehor, KS
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I think I would stick with a brand where I can get serviced locally. I have gone with Stihl and haven't paid $300 combined for the weed whacker or the one needed repair I had done so far.

Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777371
06/04/18 03:47 PM
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He's probably sold his "last one" numerous times...


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Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 147k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 53k, OE5w30/Wix

Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777452
06/04/18 04:55 PM
06/04/18 04:55 PM
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southeast texas
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Maruyama equipment is all I use. Never had anything break except for one primer bulb, which is universal, on a piece of equipment that was about 18 years old at the time. You can order parts online.
Here, the lawn stores are closing, as everybody buys cheap stuff and throws it away.

Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777621
06/04/18 08:01 PM
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St. Louis, MO
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Maruyama is top-notch equipment that will last you for many years to come.
You could do much worse, that's a decent model.

That being said, I always recommend buying from a dealer when possible - nothing like local dealer support.

Tanaka is another fine brand that seems to hold up well and performs great also.

Last edited by Lawn_Care; 06/04/18 08:02 PM.

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Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777668
06/04/18 08:45 PM
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It is from a local dealer. He said they were top notch but he couldn't convince his customers to buy them. He switched to Echo and RedMax. This one has a tag on it for $379 and is dusty. He said he sold 12 Ehco to 1 Maruyama.


'98 LEX LS400 295K
'02 4Runner 235K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K

Schaeffer Oil
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
(Subject to Change as the Wind Blows)
Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4777744
06/04/18 10:05 PM
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Was just talking with a coworker about gas string trimmers the other day. He paid ~$380 for his Shindawa string trimmer 10yrs ago. Has never had to even tinker with the carb on it. I would think these 'yama units would be as good a machine.


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Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: JTK] #4777836
06/05/18 03:13 AM
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FL USA
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I bought a Maruyama B30L Turbo trimmer this past January. Paid $379 for it. No problems yet.

Re: Maruyama Equipment [Re: Gebo] #4778864
06/06/18 08:33 AM
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IMO, Maruyama trimmers are the best of the best. They are well engineered and their manufacturing quality is excellent. They are not complex, any shop that has good mechanics can work on them without a problem, and parts are readily available. I sold them in my store alongside Echo, Shindaiwa, Stihl, and Tanaka. The commercial customers I did business-with swore by them, and many of my commercial customers were VERY hard on their equipment.
I have a Maruyama ML23S that is 25 years old. Aside from minimal normal maintenance, the ONLY things that I have done to it are to replace a primer bulb (common with ALL brands) and a broken air filter cover (my fault). It always starts on the second or third pull (it used to start on the first pull before E10), even after sitting for several months. It has been bullet-proof.

Last edited by wag123; 06/06/18 08:41 AM.
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