View Full Version : I knew Stihl equipment was tough!
06-10-2011, 11:12 PM
I was talking to a good friend of mine tonight. He and his son were up in Joplin cleaning up. They were back in the woods up there and found a handheld stihl blower. It had obviously had flown a ways as it was out away from houses and such. Parts were broken off and the tube was gone. His son took it back to a chain saw trailer and filled it with gas...it started on the 2nd pull...
Thats why i use stihl.
06-10-2011, 11:13 PM
So they stole someones blower form their shed?
06-10-2011, 11:21 PM
The tornado did.
06-11-2011, 12:56 AM
The tornado did.
Now that's funny, yeah...
I don't suppose it's going to be easy finding its rightful owner.
06-11-2011, 08:06 AM
The son was prepared to fix it totally (he is a sell taught stihl mechanic who apparently can fix anything) but there was no need for that. Trust me I am not making any bit of this up...the guy is probably going to be a worker for me at some point.
06-11-2011, 11:50 AM
wow thats pretty crazy.
06-11-2011, 12:07 PM
They are tough but I bet the damn toolless gas cap was broken.
06-11-2011, 07:40 PM
It would not have mattered anyways...he was working at a stihl outfitted trailer with EVERY part imaginable...I talked with the son today and he put a emphasis on how far from a house it was...
He will be on my crew soon.
06-11-2011, 08:25 PM
I will tell you all this...........After our big accident back 3 years ago, when a boy texting hit us broadside at a stop sign, Stihl products will take a flight through the air and hit the highway like a trooper. However, the shafts were bent, a few shrouds were cracked, and spark plugs broken.........they survived long enough for insurance to redeem them.
By the time we replaced small parts and labor........it was cheaper to buy new again.
Other than that our blowers have come off the trailer a couple of times from emps not strapping them down............they will take a whacking just fine.
06-12-2011, 08:08 AM
being tough and reliable are 2 seperate things
06-12-2011, 08:12 AM
Some what true...but something has to be tough to be reliable.
06-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Reliable is being tough enough to take the abuse of all day work.
Echo is truly a piece of equipment that is tough but newer components aren't reliable.
Stihl is tough and reliable.We don't always get what we pay for.
06-12-2011, 06:29 PM
well most of my sthil has been anything but reliable. i am tru with them.
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