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Old 10-02-2013, 04:07 PM
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Switched weed wackers to stihl now breaking windows

So one of my close friends invested in a stihl dealership this summer so I am

switched over to a fs 90 and fs 70 from echo's srm 230's ,

Now I have 3 broken windows within the last 2 months... I think my guys cant

handle the power of them or are just gunning the trigger when edging close to

houses..

Thoughts ?????
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:22 PM
Caddyshack Lawn Care Caddyshack Lawn Care is online now
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I've never used anything but the FS series and in fifteen years have never broken a window. Not one. I'd tell the guys now that the next guy that does it is on the hook for half the cost. There's simply no excuse.

Unless they're mowing nothing but gravel lots I can't imagine how that's possible.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:25 PM
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It the operator not the trimmer
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:52 AM
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Bingo Jingo operator error your guys aren't paying attention next have them pay for it bet they don't break another

trimming to close to pebbles and small rocks seems elementary


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Old 10-03-2013, 06:14 PM
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This is true.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:26 PM
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If the stihl is 4 mix I think they are harder to trim with. They have little torque at low rpm and they don't have smooth acceleration like 2 stroke. I have 3 4 mix and don't like em. So don't fire workers.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:06 PM
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they have more torque. that's what does it. gotta go easy around glass and trim the right direction! they throw to the left or forward sometimes so face the right way. windows to your right. good luck getting help to comprehend that one. Its probably cheaper to replace the windows then their labor while trying to master that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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I've been doing with for 6 years and I have never broke a window and I use the fs90r and shindy's t242.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:52 AM
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Might seem silly... But what kind of trimmer line? I ask because it seems like square is "the fungo bat of trimmer line". (Wish I knew who to credit for that quote).
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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Might seem silly... But what kind of trimmer line? I ask because it seems like square is "the fungo bat of trimmer line". (Wish I knew who to credit for that quote).
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Yeah, same here. I use that quote a lot and know not whom to credit. Square line is tough...and extra painful w/o a guard.
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