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Old 11-19-2012, 11:00 PM
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Nope, I run 50:1 mix.
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I get paid to keep the property looking good. It is not hard what we do like anything else in life, added will power, desire and the ability to look for solutions not excuses then you will succeed.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 PM
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The br600 is garbage, I love everything else stihl makes but HATE the backpacks.
dang straight their chainsaw are good but i will not touch the sting/hedge trimmers, and backpack blowers.. redmax/tanaka/echo for me
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:22 PM
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I have 2 stihl backpacks and every year I have a starting issue. Nothing has broke yet but I had clogged filter screens, gas in the muffler, and just random nonsense.

The shindy after 3 years needed a carb kit.

The redmax after 5 years is in the shop right now for a no start issue.

I havent had a problems with the others besides what is mentioned but the stihls have a issue once or twice a year. There not junk like echo but are high in maintenance.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:43 AM
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Did you get it at Bair's or HH?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:48 AM
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My first one's an original from when they first came out (non-Magnum) and it's around 6 years old.
The usual air filter, spark plug, a coil, a carburetor, fuel lines once or twice, air filter, fuel filter, spark plug, the straps, cracked fuel tank.

You sure you didn't run straight fuel in it?
What no valve adjustment? That's what they need the most.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:21 AM
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Valves I bet. What gas did run in it?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM
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the straps are a joke. i have 2 br600,s but only use them for big leaf jobs as i realize they arnt going to hold up to daily use-just too cheaply made. power is awesume
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:27 AM
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Actually the BR600 is kind of weak for a top of the line blower.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:43 AM
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This past season was my first year and I use a Toro 36" t-bar gear drive mower, Echo 235 weedwacker, all Echo chainsaws, hedge trimmers, pole saw/hedge trimmer. As well as a Husqvarna 130BT, I bought this unit for $199 at Lowes two years ago before I was a business. I cut 15 lawns a week then and this season I was cutting 20 lawns a week and the Husqvarna can take care of any grass clean-up but it is on the weaker side for leaves, only 150mph. I have no complaints, I was trying to save and I feel that I save my money exactly were I needed to when I was starting out. I haven't done any maintenance to it and it still runs like new.

Highly recommended for grass clipping clean-up.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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Did you get it at Bair's or HH?
Hartville Hardware

I was actually 3 minutes from bairs when it crapped out. To bad I didn't buy it from them, could have had it replaced within 15 minutes.
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I get paid to keep the property looking good. It is not hard what we do like anything else in life, added will power, desire and the ability to look for solutions not excuses then you will succeed.
Stay focused and leave distractions for those who will fail in their ventures

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