Sales of grass trimmers rose 4% from year-ago levels through fall 2012, according to data from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. And the demand for trimmers could rise in 2013: Preseason sales are stronger than last year, according to Scott Walker, vice president and general manager for Bryan Equipment Sales in Loveland, Ohio, and 68% of contractors surveyed by Green Industry PRO magazine say they expect to buy a trimmer this year.

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