Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-18-2005, 07:16 PM
dsabjp dsabjp is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 1
Ryobi Model 137R String Trimmer?

Perhaps someone can help. After doing much on-line research on electric string trimmers, I have developed an interest in Ryobi’s model 137R. While searching to find where to buy using the Internet, I see many locations list the model but none have this in stock. I find the 132R easily. Can anyone help me identify where I can pick one up? Has this particular model been discontinued? It still shows up on Ryobi’s web page. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks…
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-18-2005, 07:27 PM
iluvscag's Avatar
iluvscag iluvscag is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pizza Hut
Posts: 735
Jeez

Ryobi=Junk
I wouldnt get a string trimmer even if i were a homeowner. I would just get a gas crapsman.
__________________
Lawnsite "Chief of Security"
Topsites-ism "With the Wb, I'll gladly pop a wheelie and let you see the spinning blades as I steer towards you,"
Team Fluid Film
As quoted by fellow member or lawn god "Fareway"
We had the throttle cranked and we roostered tailed out of there.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-18-2005, 08:02 PM
Smalltimer1's Avatar
Smalltimer1 Smalltimer1 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC area
Posts: 1,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by iluvscag
Ryobi=Junk
I wouldnt get a string trimmer even if i were a homeowner. I would just get a gas crapsman.
Crapsman trimmers are even worse than Ryobi's.

I bought a Ryobi 725R gas trimmer for $5 at a yard sale and used it for 2 years until my father diluted my gas and it burned up. It was a right tough little trimmer for what it was. It cut the thickest grass and brush around. The big advantage it had was that it could wind out to some very high RPM's (somewhere around 15,000 I believe) and could turn the string faster than the other trimmers I had.

After it burned up I went and bought my Stihl last summer.
__________________

2004 Ford F-250 XL RC/LB 4x2 Power Stroke Diesel
2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

Certified John Deere Technician
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2005, 11:51 PM
Jeff@SGLC.ca's Avatar
Jeff@SGLC.ca Jeff@SGLC.ca is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Posts: 578
I'm assuming this is a homeowner posting the question? cause why else would you want electric? I know my dad still likes electic though.
__________________
Jeff
SGLC Property Services
Super Clean Laundromats

"This topic has been beat deader then the already dead horse it road in on."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2005, 02:02 PM
Smalltimer1's Avatar
Smalltimer1 Smalltimer1 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC area
Posts: 1,243
Electric trimmers aren't worth 10 cents in my opinion. They just aren't strong enough, and don't last long enough to justify throwing away $70 each time.

I laughed the whole time through the Black and Decker infomercials on their new line of electric power equipment, which they claimed was superior to all gasoline powered equipment out there. What a crock!
__________________

2004 Ford F-250 XL RC/LB 4x2 Power Stroke Diesel
2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

Certified John Deere Technician
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.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 AM.

Page generated in 0.07887 seconds with 7 queries