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Old 05-14-2018, 06:49 PM
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Echo
All day.

Its what all the “professional “ guys use around here.
I’ve had my echo for 6 years and still going strong!
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:51 PM
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Do it once, do it right,,, STIHL.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:01 PM
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Man. My last sthil, I smashed on the sidewalk. Then I bought a pos ryobi battery that worked great as long as you keep the grass maintained. Then the batteries started to give me issues. I broke that POS too but I had all of the attachments for it so I bought the 2 stroke ryobi straight shaft. I am pretty happy with it so far. The way I see it is a $200 to $300 weed eater is disposable. BTW I only run rec 90 in them.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:14 PM
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I have owned a few wackers, I had a 2 stroke Toro that I pulled on that cord more than a teenager with a Playboy magazine! I freaking hated that stupid thing. I had had enough one day & I grabbed the trimmer end & swung the motor end into a tree. Parts flew everywhere & I said "Serenity Now"...until I realized I was covered in gas with 2 stroke oil in it. But it was all worth it.

Anyway I regress....I bought a 4 stroke Troybilt & I love it. I have 5 different attachments for it including a tiller & snowblower and it works great. It always starts on the first or second pull. I have had it since they first came out with 4 stroke motors, probably 10+ years ago.

Whatever you buy make sure it has different attachments you can put on it, I use the attachments more than I weed whack with it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


As long as you don’t want anything to grow for 6 months to a year.


I don't. I have some pavers I've set that need to be filled in between with something that stops weeds for good. This gives me up to a year to get them done. (Whatever I decide to go with.) I'd rather not have to put cement in between all of them.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
For the Lawn

Was thinking of A Husqvarna?

$200.00 to $250.00 for a budget.

I presume straight shaft.
That's what I bought about 18 months ago. Starts 1st. pull every time. Powerful and can use all my attachments with it.So far I like it. It's no light weight Trimmer.Has some weight to it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:27 AM
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Shindaiwa's are beast of weed eaters and will accommodate a blade for brush clearing. Their only negative is when they need maintenance there are few locations who will service them so if you have one local it is a good machine. Echo is another one we have used for years with no issues, we do most maintenance ourselves and have some from 15 years old to 2 years old.

Most brands mentioned are good these days from Stihl and others, but biggest thing you should do is find out which product is supported in your area and gives you access to maintenance when you need it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:33 AM
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Shindaiwa hands down is by far thee best of the gas powered. Just look for the red trimmers on pro landscape rigs. These guys know 20 year machines. If ever in the future you decide to sell one of these years down the road due to having your lawn serviced or whatever the reason craigslist will be your friend.

They sell awful fast used on craigslist.

Ask me how I know

Sthil makes some good gas powered products. I have a handful of them, however Shindaiwa owns them in this segment.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:09 AM
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My son recommended Husqvarna, I bought it a few years ago and love it. Straight shaft, I believe I paid less than 200 for it at Lowes.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
If lawn is small go battery operated with one spare battery. Flip over shaft for edging is a must for either.
1.5 Acres

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Battery or gas?
Gas.

Thanks Should have put initially.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:51 AM
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Stihl equipment when used with non-ethanol fuel will almost last a life time, for me, doing lawn work is relaxing, it gets me away from the internet and cell phone stress, plug my ear buds into some tunes and spend couple hours in the yard followed by a cold brew and watching the sun fall into the ocean,does wonders for my sanity and soul. Buy yourself a Stihl
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:45 AM
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Stihl 70 or 94 fs straight shaft only if you get a curved shaft you'll be bent over like you have kyphosis.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:47 AM
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My echo is 10 years old, starts every time. I run rec 90 non ethanol gas in it. I like stihl or husk, my echo weed whacker just happened to be on sale at HD one time when I bought it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:52 AM
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I have all Husqvarna (weed whacker, lawn mower, robo lanmower, chainsaw) in my farm and never had issues even if i am not very anal with maintenance.
Stihl makes in particular very nice chainsaws, low vibration and very well balanced, but expensive stuff.
Honda makes 4 stroke weed whacker, my neighbour has it for some years, no problems and very, very silent, nice for long hours whacking!
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Just spoke to the Stihl Guy,, He says an FS56 is straight shaft and is all I need for my Property 1.5 acres of light to medium trimming.
I have an Echo 4 stroke Bladed Brush Cutter for the heavy duty .

Anyone have the 56?
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
For the Lawn

Was thinking of A Husqvarna?

$200.00 to $250.00 for a budget.

I presume straight shaft.
Timely thread, my 24 yes Twenty Four year old Homelite, used hard, well maintained,always started second pull has quit on me. Haven't had time to look at it but it won't start. Some reason I dought the new ones would last that long so I'm looking at others as you are. I have a still fs55r that I bought a few years ago and used some on the lake bank and its been nothing but trouble since new, carb needs constant adjustment and now I've messed with it so much it won't idle so I'm going to put a new carb on it . if that don't fix its going in the shitcan.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:29 AM
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I don't think you will go wrong with Stihl, Shindawia, Echo, or Husquvarna. I have owned tolls from each. I had a Shindiwia weed eater for about 15 years and used it in a landscaping company i operated while in college for a few years, it finally died and I replaced with the Stihl FS 90, great trimmer.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
Timely thread, my 24 yes Twenty Four year old Homelite, used hard, well maintained,always started second pull has quit on me. Haven't had time to look at it but it won't start. Some reason I dought the new ones would last that long so I'm looking at others as you are. I have a still fs55r that I bought a few years ago and used some on the lake bank and its been nothing but trouble since new, carb needs constant adjustment and now I've messed with it so much it won't idle so I'm going to put a new carb on it . if that don't fix its going in the shitcan.
I had my Homelite for 22+ years as well. I wore it out.....

After doing some research, In the past hour I am going to get the Stihl FS 70 and will purchase after work.

Thanks All.
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Originally Posted by Nardiellojitsu View Post
Can't go wrong with Stihl
Run non E mix in it and mine starts every time.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Shindaiwa string trimmers are in a class all their own.

I have used and abused them all, Shindaiwa is hands down the best.

2 year commercial, 5 year homeowner warranty.
im well past the five year warranty and still going strong
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