Originally Posted by Ridin' Green
Oh, believe me, I have screwed up and tried starting my stuff wrong, like putting on the choke without thinking about it even though the thing was warm as toast. Standing there yanking away, and oh so tempted to slam it into the asphalt. Then I realize it was my fault and look around to see who was watching the show.
I have one Stihl product now that is, or at least was, a beaatch to start. My HS45. I almost pulled my pistola a few times and blew it apart, I was so pissed at it. It would flood in the heat, or get vapor lock. Since I made the switch to Amsoil Saber in it though, it is much easier to start now. Not sure why the oil alone would make that much difference, but it does.
No offense but I still don't think guys with small operations get it. Nor would guys with huge operations that only bid jobs. I think it takes an owner operater with a fairly large crew that all operates together. In one month the best piece of equipment $ can buy is a pos. It's not mistreated it just gets used that much. While your on your ztr, walkbehind, 21 or blower my trimmers are running and running. All day every day. Every trimmer is a pos when used this way, fs 55's just start without fail. Please take no offense in what I say, when I was a 1 man gang I wouldn't have understood either.