Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-24-2014, 04:23 PM
GoPappy GoPappy is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by gebby View Post
. . . Every one starts the same way. Choke, 3 pumps, turn on, pull. . . .
Do you have your finger on the trigger (i.e., full throttle) or not?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-24-2014, 04:41 PM
TPendagast's Avatar
TPendagast TPendagast is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 3,499
Stihl has worked very hard these last several years at becoming the worst commercial piece of junk one can buy.

They are focused on running on past reputation and popularity and not current performance.

Stihl should have posted an 'gone out of business' sign instead of putting 4 mix out as a viable option.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-24-2014, 05:28 PM
lawnboy dan lawnboy dan is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: north florida
Posts: 3,438
so true . i only use 4 mix in blower and then only for leaf season
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-25-2014, 12:05 AM
JTLarson JTLarson is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Shenandoah, IA
Posts: 201
I have ran FS 90's and KM 110's until upping to the 130's. Both of them flood out in the high heat and humidity. The one that is 2 1/2 years old is still running when not flooded. I have been using Seafoam, new plugs, etc. The filters do get soaked and I change them out or blow them out when at home.

The newer of the 2 purchased in March of 2013 is currently at the mechanic. It was hard to pull start, wouldn't rev up as high, and finally lost compression. I'm guessing the ring didn't seat properly and finally broke. Hopefully it will be covered by warranty because I purchased the HP Ultra oil that was suppose to extend the warranty.

I have adjusted the valves on my other 4 mix trimmers, but haven't touched them on the 130's
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-25-2014, 12:29 AM
xstatikplus xstatikplus is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: toronto ontario
Posts: 274
I had posted a comment on a thread about a year ago about how if the kombi power head is not put in truck/trailer properly ( sitting upright meaning as if you were putting gas in it) but on it's side or upside down gas will seep through the carb an soak the air filter. In typical lawn site fashion I got chirped about how I must not maintain my equipment. And go figure now a few others are noticing the wet air filter! To the OP when I have a hard time starting any kombi head first thing I do is open the air box 99% of the time it won't start because the air filter is drenched in fuel. Ill use a towel to get some gas out of the filter, start the engine without the filter on then put filter back on close air box and go back to work.
Regarding the kombi power heads my golden rule is put it back properly, seat it upright always and never on it's side. Naturally in the bed of a truck with the hedge trimmer head on it it almost wants to roll due to the hedge trimmers off center position when folded up and I can't tell you how many trimmer racks I've seen ( most likely home made) where every trimmer in it sits upside down. Big no no for the kombi in my opinion.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-25-2014, 12:42 AM
JTLarson JTLarson is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Shenandoah, IA
Posts: 201
Yeah, mine ride in a trimmer trap on my open trailer and roll slightly towards the airbox side. I've tried adjusting the trimmer trap because it wears a hole in the throttle grip handle, but haven't had any success. I've sprayed the filters with carb cleaner so they dry quicker, but hate having to grab the stihl tool every time they act up. Thanks for the heads up! I knew they flooded when I would restring them if they were tilted too long.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-25-2014, 02:46 AM
TPendagast's Avatar
TPendagast TPendagast is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 3,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTLarson View Post
Yeah, mine ride in a trimmer trap on my open trailer and roll slightly towards the airbox side. I've tried adjusting the trimmer trap because it wears a hole in the throttle grip handle, but haven't had any success. I've sprayed the filters with carb cleaner so they dry quicker, but hate having to grab the stihl tool every time they act up. Thanks for the heads up! I knew they flooded when I would restring them if they were tilted too long.
Posted via Mobile Device
The vast number of trimmer holders I see don't hold the trimmer in any particular order, meaning as the go down the road, they shift and roll depending on weight/balance.

the ones that hold them snuggly are a pain in the arse to get them in and out of and are a job site time waster.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-25-2014, 07:39 AM
knox gsl's Avatar
knox gsl knox gsl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: knoxville, tn
Posts: 3,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTLarson View Post
Yeah, mine ride in a trimmer trap on my open trailer and roll slightly towards the airbox side. I've tried adjusting the trimmer trap because it wears a hole in the throttle grip handle, but haven't had any success. I've sprayed the filters with carb cleaner so they dry quicker, but hate having to grab the stihl tool every time they act up. Thanks for the heads up! I knew they flooded when I would restring them if they were tilted too long.
Posted via Mobile Device
How long does it take to restring one. I never even turn mine off.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-25-2014, 07:42 AM
lawnboy dan lawnboy dan is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: north florida
Posts: 3,438
I SOVLED this issue with a clamp . they dont roll around anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-25-2014, 08:32 AM
gebby gebby is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Posts: 662
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoPappy View Post
Do you have your finger on the trigger (i.e., full throttle) or not?
Nope. The trigger is locked all the way on by pushing in the button. It is locked on full throttle. As soon as the machine fires, take it off of choke. If it starts the first pull, take it off of choke. I swear, I have very few issues with a Stihl anything.

I have mostly larger properties. Usually, when done, I put the unit back, drive to the next stop, before starting usually, I refill with gas, releasing pressure. Maybe that is why I don't have problems? Also, I never let anything run completely out of fuel. All hand held tools are also under cover when not being used. Never in the weather. I also trian my guys to do the same. Seldom do they have problems either. Find a system that works and do it the same way each time. Maybe I am just lucky?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Page generated in 0.09014 seconds with 9 queries