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Striper In 05-14-2018 05:09 PM

Which Weedwacker
 
For the Lawn :rofl:

Was thinking of A Husqvarna?

$200.00 to $250.00 for a budget.

I presume straight shaft.

hottoddie 05-14-2018 05:13 PM

If lawn is small go battery operated with one spare battery. Flip over shaft for edging is a must for either.

aubv 05-14-2018 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Striper In (Post 11418921)
For the Lawn :rofl:

Was thinking of A Husqvarna?

$200.00 to $250.00 for a budget.

I presume straight shaft.

Battery or gas?

Jaizzen 05-14-2018 05:18 PM

Shindawa

Nardiellojitsu 05-14-2018 05:19 PM

Can't go wrong with Stihl

autobaun70 05-14-2018 05:26 PM

Nothing starts easier than an echo. Straight shaft for sure. Go with a steel shaft If you may ever want to put a clearing blade on of.

Othrr brands mentioned above are great, but they donít start up as easily as an Echo.

Elusive 05-14-2018 05:27 PM

Took the Stihl Leaf Blower & Chainsaw along with the Ryobi WW in for a tune up / winterization. None had serious issues

Minor, inexpensive repairs to the Stihl equipment

Cost to repair the Ryobi was almost as much as a new one. Threw it away

Moral of the story - Buy once cry once. And hire a landscape firm so you don't need any of this stuff

tommyjones 05-14-2018 05:27 PM

Stihl is the only way to go. My saw is 30 years old, my weed whacker is 5, and my back pack blower is 10. The best part about a stihl is they come with a dealer who can fix them. Most other places either have no service department, or just a couple of morons who can’t really fix much and are always way behind schedule.

jtav2002 05-14-2018 05:31 PM

I have a Husqvarna. No issues so far in 3 years of ownership.

Bayou Dularge 05-14-2018 05:47 PM

Stihl. Suggest you look at Kombi.

Not cheap but but mine are going on 7 years.

Irregular use, poorly maintained, abused and my Stihl products work great.

back at it 05-14-2018 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by autobaun70 (Post 11418979)
Nothing starts easier than an echo. Straight shaft for sure. Go with a steel shaft If you may ever want to put a clearing blade on of.

Othrr brands mentioned above are great, but they don’t start up as easily as an Echo.

Echo straight shaft weed eater and echo back pack blower since 98. No lie, choke them and pull three times, unchoke and they’ll start everytime on the fourth try. I started using ethanol free gas in the 2 cycle mix as soon as it was available here. No maintenance work on either one, ever.

Just Stihl chainsaws here and never an issue.

Kennay 05-14-2018 06:03 PM

I have an 8yr old FS55r which is just a residential trimmer and it runs like new. The first 3 years of it's life were spent maintaining a commercial property of about 5 acres.

THT MOD 14 05-14-2018 06:09 PM

Stihl.

dmeswi 05-14-2018 06:18 PM

I have a 20 year old Stihl edger, a 15 year old Stihl string trimmer, a 14 year old Husqvarna chain saw and a 3 year Stihl blower. None have ever been in the shop for repairs.

Ryobi trimmer lasted one year.

Shag 05-14-2018 06:21 PM

I like the liquid weed eaters. I have a Stihl straight shaft but mostly use this one.

https://www.roundup.com/en-us/products/concentrates/roundup-weed-grass-killer-super-concentrate

;)

bayrunner16 05-14-2018 06:21 PM

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.

ono loco 05-14-2018 06:26 PM

Echo strait shaft. Mine is 15 yrs old and still rocking..

back at it 05-14-2018 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Shag (Post 11419196)
I like the liquid weed eaters. I have a Stihl straight shaft but mostly use this one.

https://www.roundup.com/en-us/products/concentrates/roundup-weed-grass-killer-super-concentrate

;)

Try Pramitol. Good stuff for grass and weed control.

Shag 05-14-2018 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by back at it (Post 11419261)

Try Pramitol. Good stuff for grass and weed control.

I've been using Damitol for myself and I think they are made by the same company. Will have to try it. :grin:

Actually sprayed two full backpack sprayers today (6 gallons) of a mix of Roundup and Crossbow. I use a string trimmer close to the house but everything else has a 6" brown ring around it where I can just mow and not worry about trimming.

autobaun70 05-14-2018 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by back at it (Post 11419261)

Try Pramitol. Good stuff for grass and weed control.

As long as you donít want anything to grow for 6 months to a year.

Perfect for gravel parking lots, driveways, and ditches/shorelines stacked with rip rap.


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