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Old 03-28-2013, 09:07 AM
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yes and i always will be. i know how to take care of things.
Honda makes a solid product. There is no doubt in that. For many of us however, the 4 stroke may not be the best option largly due to weight and reliability issues. Honda has seemed to set the curve when it comes to small engine design and I have no doubt they make a strong trimmer. My Stihl KM110r has been solid. The only issue I have had was with the shaft. For me, I like the fact that I can use 50:1 mix in all my equipment without having to worry about oil changes or operating it at odd angles or storing it at a certain angle. I just pull the cord and i'm on my way. My Shindaiwa T270 is flat out the best trimmer EVER made and I would be will to argue that point with anyone.... Solid Japanese manufacturing. I may be stuck in my ways but I think we are all trying to adapt to new products.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:26 PM
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He is saying that you must not use a trimmer 40+ hours a week 40 weeks a year. Like he does.
big surprise there. everyone that argues with me on here doesn't seem to understand that not everyone in this business has 25 crew members that work 12hrs a day. the majority of us are solo operators.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:53 PM
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without beating a dead horse look around big outfits use still Echo,red max and a few Shindawa. in this business if your trimmer fails you it is very costly. I'm not in love with a brand name, the 1 thing I do demand is reliability I am parts availability. Echo,Sthil and Red Max provide this very well. your dealer can register Echo products in a home owners name
and provide you with a 5 year warranty that is almost unheard of.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:02 PM
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I still think both Stihl FS 85 and Shindaiwa T260 can't be beaten by anything you buy today.

Both had ideal amount of power, good enough for tall grass yet controllable when trimming. Stihl was lighter, Shindy more balanced and both were extremely productive.

Had very little issues with either two, Shindy looses points for the stupid guard and fast clutch wear, while Stihl's metal clutch was a tad jerky to engage and it suffered from carb problem more than usual, but that's it.

Haven't owned anything as good or overall balanced ever since.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:11 PM
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Your right about that. There is no trimmer now that can even compare to those two. Ever since they went with scavenging two strokes everything went downhill. I like my Stihl km110r because of the torque. I'm going to do a rebuild on the Shindaiwa. I will be happy if the Stihl lasts two years. I feel it will. I put around 2 hrs a day on it. I will post pictures of the rebuild kit.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:33 AM
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The greatest trimmer ever was a sthil fs 85 they would not die. Please sthil bring it back.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:35 AM
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Still fs100rx. Lightweight, powerful.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:43 PM
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Husky 326LS for weekly use. I thought my Stihl 100RX was light until I got my Husky. I have A Shindy speed feed 375 head on it to top it off. It has plenty of power for light as it is.
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