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Old 05-24-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay Ray View Post
I'm only 6' and agree, the longer the better. I would like to have one about 76" just for steep ditch banks, and a flatter angle on the gearbox to boot.
The Tanaka TBC-260PFL has a 71" shaft length. That is the longest I know of.


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Old 05-24-2010, 05:01 PM
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IMO the Stihl RS 55 R is the best bang for your $200. We actually run 4 of them and all are 2-3 years old. They are light, tough, and durable. I would hate to count the number of hours on ours.
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