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View Poll Results: what brand of equipment do you use
Echo 43 22.87%
Husqvarna 21 11.17%
Tanaka 3 1.60%
Red max 20 10.64%
Stihl 84 44.68%
Shindaiwa 17 9.04%
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:55 PM
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echo, redmax & stihl......husqvarna owns redmax and echo owns shindaiwa
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:51 PM
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Stihl is great for saws and hedge trimmers. Redmax for blowers and trimmers.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:28 PM
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husqvarna because they offer 4 stroke honda engines on their trimmers and edgers. i do have a stihl br600 backpack blower though.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:04 PM
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2-stroke variety is spice!

Echo - hedge trimmer, hh blower
Jonesred - chainsaw
Maruyama - hh blower
RedMax - bp blower, hh blower
Stihl - trimmer

All easy to start and run well. I've not used anything other than premium/91 octane ethanol-free fuel for the last several years with Stihl full synthetic 2-stroke oil.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:56 PM
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I voted for Shindaiwa because that's what I have the most of but I also have Echo hedge trimmers and a shredder vac, a Stihl FS110 trimmer, and a Husqvarna backpack blower and trimmer. The unit I've used the least and had the most problems with is the Stihl and my dealer is a rip-off so I won't be buying any more Stihl stuff. The first handheld I ever bought was a Sthihl FS85 trimmer and it wouldn't start for crap or idle new...brought back to dealer a couple of times and finially made him swap it out for a Shindaiwa.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:18 AM
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i run all stihl F110 trimmers BR600 blowers BG 55 16" and 20" 290 Farm Boss's 25" MS 460 Magnum HT101 Pole Saw HS81T Hedge Trimmer HL 101 K all awesome and have almost no problems with them except for some weed wacker heads
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