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trainerboy
10-05-2008, 02:23 PM
Does anyone know what the best weedeater is?

I want enough power to cut a car in half, but I don't want to take out a second mortgage to buy it or suspend it from a crane while using it.

I've been ooogling over the Stihl FS250R. It has a 40cc 2 stroke and weighs 13 lbs.

Does anyone have one for sale?????:usflag:

Brian

joslawn33
10-05-2008, 03:18 PM
Around $500.00 Madville KY.

trainerboy
10-05-2008, 03:33 PM
I meant a used one for sale.
I know the FS250's are $500. I just didn't want to choke up that much money. I was curious about an alternative model that might have as much power as the FS250 but cost less.

Brian

Turf Dawg
10-05-2008, 05:44 PM
I think the best power to price would be the Kaw kgt27 at 1.6hp and well under 300bucks. I am a owner of one of these, but I do not beleive they give 1.6hp. My favorite trimmer is my Echo280s. It is alittle more on the price side but has tons of power and is smooooth running. The stihl 250 is a good trtimmer but it is alittle large for every day in my opinion. My twin pennies worth.

joslawn33
10-05-2008, 09:25 PM
Sorry bout the mess up. But to answer ur question I personally use a redmax 3000 any where from 350.00 to 400.00 new. Ive ran my 3000 next to my fs 250 not much difference in power and felt better to.

IHusky
10-05-2008, 09:59 PM
I think the best power to price would be the Kaw kgt27 at 1.6hp and well under 300bucks.

and it only weights 10.2 pounds. I've seen them on line for $280-$290. Very nice and light, with good power. Can use all day and doesn't get heavy.

mag360
10-05-2008, 10:16 PM
Sorry bout the mess up. But to answer ur question I personally use a redmax 3000 any where from 350.00 to 400.00 new. Ive ran my 3000 next to my fs 250 not much difference in power and felt better to.

We have a 3000 as well as two stihl rx100's and many husqvarna 323's and 326's.

The 3000 runs like new after almost two full seasons---that may not sound like much but to put it into perspective we wear out the husqvarnas in 1 to 1.5 seasons and the stihls have broken 2 driveshafts and one gearbox in their first season (and it's not over yet).

Although the redmax has held up beautifully I'd recommend the husqvarnas for price, power to weight ratio, and ease of use (nice balance). As long as you don't use them as hard as we do you should get several years out of a $300 trimmer. They are one of the lightest out there too.

Keith
10-06-2008, 12:04 AM
I think the best power to price would be the Kaw kgt27 at 1.6hp and well under 300bucks. I am a owner of one of these, but I do not beleive they give 1.6hp. My favorite trimmer is my Echo280s. It is alittle more on the price side but has tons of power and is smooooth running. The stihl 250 is a good trtimmer but it is alittle large for every day in my opinion. My twin pennies worth.

Agreed. It is my new favorite trimmer. Check with your local Lesco/JDL. They were closing out the line and lots of people were getting them for about $235.

genesis215
11-26-2008, 03:16 PM
The FS 100RX has 31.4cc 4-MIX 4-cycle and weighs 10.4lbs. Just make sure you run either the Stihl Ultra or Amsoil Saber oil in it at 50:1 with 93 octane ethanol-free gas, and it will run great for a long time for you. I have used one, and it has the best power and torque in the world. Only need to use it at half throttle or less it's got so much power. It's VERY quiet too.

genesis215
11-26-2008, 03:18 PM
It is priced at $329 at your local STIHL dealer. The only issue is that it doesn't have a solid shaft to make it attachment-capable.

mag360
11-26-2008, 04:59 PM
Let me stress again that the rx100 is prone to breaking shafts and gearboxes under commercial use. If you buy one leave the guard on and don't try to feather the throttle for intricate trimming---we wore out a clutch since my last post in this thread. If you must go with stihl the 90, 110, 130 are better choices---but they are a little heavy. We added a 130 when one of the rx100's went in for the clutch and another shaft and it has good power for the weight.

topsites
11-26-2008, 06:09 PM
I want enough power to cut a car in half, but I don't want to take out a second mortgage to buy it or suspend it from a crane while using it.

If you want something for nothing that's what you're getting.

Let me stress again that the rx100 is prone to breaking shafts and gearboxes under commercial use. we wore out a clutch since my last post in this thread.

Don't know what you guys do to your trimmers, my fs-100rx is finishing up it's 3rd season.

trainerboy
11-27-2008, 12:00 AM
Thank you.
I have checked out those 4mix models and I'm very impressed. The no ethanol gas thing is a little hard to pull off these days. I have been putting it off for as long as I can. As soon as the next season gets going I will be a proud new owner of one. I will go with a solid shaft model though because I have really been drooling over those attachments.
Brian

Hawg City Lawns
11-27-2008, 01:37 AM
trust me youll never find a used fs250r once you get one youll never get rid of it haha