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Old 04-03-2013, 11:24 AM
GlynnC GlynnC is offline
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Originally Posted by GrassGuerilla View Post
Are you saying that MTD and Troybilt are making top shelf trimmers? Hell, I have a curved shaft McCulloch Eager Beaver trimmer from the early eighties that will still run. That doesn't make it a "good trimmer". Those MTD and TB 4-cycles were heavy clumsy homeowner models. Even the "Husky with the heavy Honda" seems great in comparison. Try a 25cc Redmax, or Husqvarna 326. There IS a whole other level of performance.
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It amazes me how people talk about trimmers that are 4, 5 or maybe 10 years old, still running great. I'm with you, I still have cheapies that still run great--hanging in the shed for several years.

It was not until I started maintaining equipment for a guy who runs 2 crews, with 2 on each crew running trimmers and blowers almost full time--6-8 hours each day, 5 & 6 days/per week, that I really recognized the differences in equip used a few hours a week vs 30, 40, or more hours per week.

We need to be talking "hours of use", not "years old".
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