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Old 09-04-2014, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by B&SFTW View Post
I mowed a field with. 75 hp and .095 line, so I know what I'm talking about. Even if you have to use line, 1hp on a 4 stroke engine is plenty. Honestly, the line is the limiter on productivity, even good line snaps and welds a lot when mowing anything besides grass.

Fyi, even with only .75hp, I only needed full throttle for the brush, for grass I still had an excess of power. The field hasn't been mowed all year until a few weeks ago when I did it.
You're wasting your time! It's the same mentality of buying the biggest ZTR engine possible, for that one property they may encounter, that may bog the engine and cause them to come off full-stick they supposedly always run.

All my equipment is at the bottom end of engine sizing. There is nothing I do that requires more power. Yet, I see guys on here and around town doing the exact same stuff as me and have much larger equipment.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:03 AM
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It will actually spend a lot of time with a blade on it I will probably cut from near a post to near a post with the blade and cut around the posts themselves with the other trimmer with line. will most likely go with the fs110 or fs130 of those two which would be better. The main weed I am fighting around the fences is dogfennel http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu/weed-s...g-fennel.shtml It is tough on line trimmers
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