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Old 10-06-2012, 06:16 PM
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Shindaiwa M242 vs STIHL KM90R

Yes, their are probably thousands of threads on this, but which which one would you choose? STIHL KM90R or Shindaiwa M242

If you have a different brand or model you would choose, post a reply telling me what you would pick.

PS, If i get one, i will be running an older Ryobi trimmer and blower, and an edger attachment.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:10 PM
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anyone?????
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Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
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STIHL: MS210C BG55x2
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:1 Stage snow thrower
Lesco: 4Gal BP sprayer #80 SS spreader deflector/hopper cover
Quality Steel: 5x8 utility trailer

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:24 PM
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hello
i have the km 130r it works great
i have most of the attatchements.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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I have the kombi 110 I think the 90 is a homeonwers model, although its still 2 stroke.

Your ryobi attachments will not fit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:24 AM
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I have the kombi 110 I think the 90 is a homeonwers model, although its still 2 stroke.

Your ryobi attachments will not fit.
isin't the 90 a 4-mix? the KM90R is also in the pro section on STIHL'S website.
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21351PD new engine Hi Vac
LawnBoy: 10227 wi/bagger
Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
Shindaiwa: T242 LE242 RS41T231X
STIHL: MS210C BG55x2
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:1 Stage snow thrower
Lesco: 4Gal BP sprayer #80 SS spreader deflector/hopper cover
Quality Steel: 5x8 utility trailer

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:19 PM
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Km 90 no questions asked Iv never had the 242s but have used 230s 231s 260s 261s 270s and 10 282s. The rx100 is very sweet to we got one last year to test and were sold and are switching over.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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Km 90 no questions asked Iv never had the 242s but have used 230s 231s 260s 261s 270s and 10 282s. The rx100 is very sweet to we got one last year to test and were sold and are switching over.
what did you think of the shindy stuff you have? how often do you have to adjust the valves on 4-mix stuff?

thanks
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Snapper: CP218520 Comm. Hi Vac
21351PD new engine Hi Vac
LawnBoy: 10227 wi/bagger
Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
Shindaiwa: T242 LE242 RS41T231X
STIHL: MS210C BG55x2
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:1 Stage snow thrower
Lesco: 4Gal BP sprayer #80 SS spreader deflector/hopper cover
Quality Steel: 5x8 utility trailer

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:03 PM
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The 90 is definitely a 4 stroke/mix, and it is a pro grade trimmer, not homeowner machine. Stihl recommends a one time valve adjustment at 139 hours, or as needed depending on how the machine is running.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 PM
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The stihl 4 mix stuff I never adjust the valves the stuff runs good for years of heavy use which is why I like the brand. When I had the shin 4 mix trimmers they were each at the dealers half a dozen times that year. I didn't just run away I ran away from that stuff screaming. The shin 2 cycle is way better than their 4 mix but still lacks the endurance I demand in a handheld piece of equipment.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:13 AM
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my shin 4 strokes lasted only 2 seasons.
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