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Old 09-20-2012, 10:03 PM
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For those thinking that 30 minutes to adjust the valves for the life of the trimmer, how many times each year do you grease the gearbox?
Probably never is my guess...
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:02 AM
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Probably never is my guess...
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Ha! I just did all of mine the other day. But you're prolly right about most not doing so. I'd bet they get tossed in the scrap pile from wearing out without ever being greased once for most guys.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:49 AM
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there is no need to grease the gearbox when the 4 mix and c4 engines dont last long enough to wear them out
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:14 AM
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It's about 5 minutes per motor once you do one and it only has to be done once.
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My two strokes start in one pull. And I can go the entire mowing day with only filling up all the handhelds in the morning. That's pretty good in my book.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:33 AM
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My two strokes start in one pull. And I can go the entire mowing day with only filling up all the handhelds in the morning. That's pretty good in my book.
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You may only have 3 properties in a day...hardly a basis for comparison, I on the other hand have a project where I fill the tanks of an edger or trimmer several times before noon.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:36 AM
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there is no need to grease the gearbox when the 4 mix and c4 engines dont last long enough to wear them out
I have two units that are 5 years old...just rebuilt the carb on one. My others are two years old and are fine...we maintain a larger town home community and a professional office complex weekly so the units are used many hours in a single day in these alone.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:07 PM
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Find the fs 90's at the little old mans tagsales for 50$. That's what I do. I hate the four mix's. Have 4 from 2010-2011 that are broken with bad carbs/valves.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:04 PM
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Find the fs 90's at the little old mans tagsales for 50$. That's what I do. I hate the four mix's. Have 4 from 2010-2011 that are broken with bad carbs/valves.
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Please elaborate. What is broken? How many service hours? How did you do the diagnosis?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:13 PM
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I have a 4mix fs90 and fc95 that havent had any problems with a few years use. I do like the fs55 but it doesnt have the power of the 90. The shaft broke on the 55 in year 3 also after that the cylander scorched up. I bought a parts 55 and fixed it like new.

I wouldnt say the husquarvna are even close compared to stihl or redmax. I had a 326 top end burn out in a year and half of use. My redmax is from 2007 and is running fine.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:24 PM
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I have a 4mix fs90 and fc95 that havent had any problems with a few years use. I do like the fs55 but it doesnt have the power of the 90. The shaft broke on the 55 in year 3 also after that the cylander scorched up. I bought a parts 55 and fixed it like new.

I wouldnt say the husquarvna are even close compared to stihl or redmax. I had a 326 top end burn out in a year and half of use. My redmax is from 2007 and is running fine.
One Husky doesn't prove much. As a whole, they are every bit as good as Stihl and RM, and many of us feel they are better. You'll find far more posts on LS about Stihls (and even RM these days) giving problems than you will any about Husky. That said, I have not had any trouble from any of my 4 mix stuff........yet.
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