Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 11-24-2006, 09:59 PM
AndyTblc's Avatar
AndyTblc AndyTblc is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 5,106
I have had my FR75 I think thats what it is called, oh well, my Stihl trimmer for probly going on 5 years now, I have not had 1 ounce of problems with that trimmer. It always starts easy. has get up and go to it. Same with my stihl blower.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-25-2006, 12:35 AM
A.D Services's Avatar
A.D Services A.D Services is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Loves Park,Illinois
Posts: 224
thats why lots of people like stihl. some people think that if they buy a chep piece of equipment thinking in a couple if months they buy another one once it craps out but to me i think its worth the extra money to buy a stihl,redmax,echo and many other brands, not shure of husqvarna though does anyone know the quality of their machines?
__________________
1994 chevy S10 love this truck 260,000 miles and still truckin
Great Dane Super Surfer II
troy-bilt widecut 33''
craftsman 21''
mtd blower
2 weedeaters
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-25-2006, 08:01 AM
AndyTblc's Avatar
AndyTblc AndyTblc is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 5,106
Are echo and redmax as dependible as stihl, and if so, what do the prices run on their type of equipment?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-25-2006, 05:33 PM
Lugnut's Avatar
Lugnut Lugnut is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Orange County, New York
Posts: 552
I've never owned any Husqvarna equipment but used it alot at golf courses. They're chainsaws are ok, not nearly as good as stihl, but they are a little cheaper. Trimmers and blowers I personally stay away from because they do not last more than 1 season, the echos last at least 2. I have seemed to notice that Husqvarna quality seems to be a bit lower than stihl, redmax, and echo. I seem to think stihl and redmax are a little better than echo, echo trimmers are good, but I've had alot of problems with their backpack blowers. For a little more money, I choose to go with Stihl and Redmax when buying equipment for myself.
__________________
Par 5 Landscaping

Chevy, GMC, and Ford Trucks, All Bob-Cat Mowers, Stihl Handhelds and Saws
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-25-2006, 10:08 PM
AndyTblc's Avatar
AndyTblc AndyTblc is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 5,106
Yah, stihl is my man. Or my equipment, what ever. And if I ever went with any other back pack blower that ain't top of the line. My neighbors will be on the phone as soon as they see me and ask. "oh what happend did you run out of money and have to buy a cheep blower like the rest of us?" I have the best small engine stuff in my neighborhood and I'm only 17, 18 dec. 29.
I don't like to brag, oh well yes I do, I do it all the time to my neighbors.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-26-2006, 02:45 PM
S man's Avatar
S man S man is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kenner, Louisiana
Posts: 3,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by wizzkid316
Yah, stihl is my man. Or my equipment, what ever. And if I ever went with any other back pack blower that ain't top of the line. My neighbors will be on the phone as soon as they see me and ask. "oh what happend did you run out of money and have to buy a cheep blower like the rest of us?" I have the best small engine stuff in my neighborhood and I'm only 17, 18 dec. 29.
I don't like to brag, oh well yes I do, I do it all the time to my neighbors.
What stihl blowers do you have?
__________________
The Wright way to mow
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-26-2006, 05:27 PM
LawnInOrder LawnInOrder is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lugnut
I've never owned any Husqvarna equipment but used it alot at golf courses. They're chainsaws are ok, not nearly as good as stihl, but they are a little cheaper.
Husky saws IMO are the best saws. The only thing stihl makes better is their arbostis saws(top handle saws). They are way over priced to at around $500. All my saws i use are husky except my top handle saw which is redmax. The huskys are Rugged, start on 1-2 and never,never evera have a problem with them. Parts are available everywhere and aren't't as expensive as stihl. when i use my husky's upstate i am clearing land to build a house so they get used like 4 hours straight run time. they keep on moving

But, Husky on has good saws. i would stay about form their blowers and trimmers etc. LawnInOrder
__________________
1986 Mack 6 Wheeler
2002 Mitso Fuso Crew Cab Mason Dump
2000 Mitso Fuso Mason Dump
1996 Mitso Fuso Stake Body
1999 Dodge 2500 w/ 7.5' Western Plow
12X6 Enclosed Trailer
12X6.5 open Trailer
16X6.5 Bobcat Trailer
20 Ton Bobcat Trailer
Bobcat 873
Bobcat 753-For Sale
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-26-2006, 09:31 PM
A.D Services's Avatar
A.D Services A.D Services is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Loves Park,Illinois
Posts: 224
what about their new backpack blower i forgot what its called
__________________
1994 chevy S10 love this truck 260,000 miles and still truckin
Great Dane Super Surfer II
troy-bilt widecut 33''
craftsman 21''
mtd blower
2 weedeaters
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-26-2006, 09:37 PM
AndyTblc's Avatar
AndyTblc AndyTblc is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 5,106
I traded my 420 magnum in for a BR600 and it works great.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-26-2006, 10:10 PM
A.D Services's Avatar
A.D Services A.D Services is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Loves Park,Illinois
Posts: 224
im thinking about getting a stihl br600. how do you like yours what do you like about it and what do you absolutly hate about it
__________________
1994 chevy S10 love this truck 260,000 miles and still truckin
Great Dane Super Surfer II
troy-bilt widecut 33''
craftsman 21''
mtd blower
2 weedeaters
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 07:48 PM.

Page generated in 0.10661 seconds with 7 queries