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Old 10-10-2012, 03:47 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.
yes, the 2-cycle shin is the best! I hope to get out to the dealer soon to look at the machines
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:44 PM
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i have until nov to pick a machine! keep posting
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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shindaiwa for sure hands down. if you want to work harder than you alredy do, you can get a big bulky heavy stihl....but if you are anything like me, i dont want to pack around that weight all day. stihl is best for heavy duty use...not for lawcare in my opinion. Plus, shindaiwa will not put such a dent in your pocketbook! best of luck to ya!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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[QUOTE=smitty's lawncare;4551202]shindaiwa for sure hands down. if you want to work harder than you alredy do, you can get a big bulky heavy stihl....but if you are anything like me, i dont want to pack around that weight all day. stihl is best for heavy duty use...not for lawcare in my opinion. Plus, shindaiwa will not put such a dent in your pocketbook! best of luck to ya![/QUOTE]

In my area it's just the opposite. You will definitely pay more for Shindy than you will for Stihl. You can't lump the entire country together like that. Things vary by region.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:27 AM
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shindaiwa for sure hands down. if you want to work harder than you alredy do, you can get a big bulky heavy stihl....but if you are anything like me, i dont want to pack around that weight all day. stihl is best for heavy duty use...not for lawcare in my opinion. Plus, shindaiwa will not put such a dent in your pocketbook! best of luck to ya![/QUOTE]

In my area it's just the opposite. You will definitely pay more for Shindy than you will for Stihl. You can't lump the entire country together like that. Things vary by region.
i agree. the stihl and shin are the same price where i live i think.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:23 AM
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well, i reckon that sounds about right...where im from, pretty much everything stihl is the most expensive..sorry for the mis-write
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:12 PM
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well, i reckon that sounds about right...where im from, pretty much everything stihl is the most expensive..sorry for the mis-write
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Stihl KM90R wi/ trimmer/blower/edger
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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i am going to the dealer this weekend guys!! Keep posting! I buy in Nov!
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Snapper CP218520
Snapper 21351PD new engine
LawnBoy 10227 wi/bagger
Kawasaki KRB650B
Stihl BG55(X2)
John Deere
Shindaiwa LE242
Shindaiwa T242
Shindaiwa RS41
Husqvarna 445 saw
Stihl MS210C
Kawasaki KHDS600A
Stihl KM90R wi/ trimmer/blower/edger
2014 Quality Steel and Aluminum 5x8 Utility Trailer.
Toro single stage snow thrower.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:32 PM
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I'd go with the Stihl because of the wider selection of attachments, and that the base model professional powerhead is 28 cc versus 24-ish from the Shindy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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Will,

I got the Stihl 2 months ago. I have picked up an edger attachment, trimmer attachment, and an old Ryobi brand blower attachment too.

I am loving it
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Stihl KM90R wi/ trimmer/blower/edger
2014 Quality Steel and Aluminum 5x8 Utility Trailer.
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