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Old 08-31-2006, 10:50 AM
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Hi
I have always been a big fan of commercial type power equipment mostly from the high end names. I have quite a few. Recently I bought a Robin trimmer. I always knew they existed but was leery of the name and quality of the machine.
Well, all that has changed. My opinion of them now is very high quality machine in the ranks of Echo (perhaps better), Redmax, Shin, and Stihl.
I plan on buying another piece ( Edger) from them.
Anyone with other thoughts or comments.

My Toys:
Husky hedge trimmers 356HS75x (2) Awesome.
Honda FG100 Tiller 31ccGX
Honda Power washer 5hp GC
Cub Cadet 2165HDS Tractor
Honda Trimmer UMK431 31cc GX
Honda WX10 H2O pump
Tanaka 2510 Handheld Blower
Robin NBF 252 trimmer
John Deere S1400 trimmer. So So
John Deere BH25LE 4 stroke Hand blower
Cub Cadet Commercial PS26 Pole Saw
Toro Cast Deck 21" GTS mower. The Best
Husky 55HR21Vl mower. Honda GC5hp
Solo 471 KAT backpack blower. Like a BMW
Echo BP610 Backpack Blower
Shindaiwa Sprayers for water only. NO CHEMICALS
Almost the complete line of Wolf Garten garden tools. German quality.
Echo ES2000 blower/vac
Tanaka TST 218 telescopic trimmer. NEW in box. collectors piece.
And on and on and on...........
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:50 PM
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What do you want comments on?

Should be a Husky 326HS75 not a 356
Honda does not make a powerwasher, just the engine
The John Deere BH25LE 4 stroke Hand blower is a Robin unit
The John Deere S1400 trimmer was made by Homelite.
The Husky 55HR21Vl is made by AYP

Lots of equipment, does it all get used?
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:01 PM
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Nice to see somebody local. I'm in langhorne myself.

Do you just collect the equipment or is it actually getting used? You werent very clear about that... If it is being used, sounds like you need a mower as you have all the other stuff pretty much ccovered. JMO
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:16 PM
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To Saw Man:

Your right on the husky part number. Sorry.
Also the JD blower. It is a Robin. Little heavy.
Power washer is an Excell with honda (right again)

I use some of it, some I just collect. I like mechanical machines of high quality. Something about what makes them click and the complicated way they work. Besides, I have some time on my hands due to medical stuff and a large building on my property to store and admire things.
Looking at getting a Jonsered GR2032D pro bruschcutter for a song and a dance.
I quess being a Mechanical Design Engineer helps in my appreciation of good stuff.

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Langhorne is only a stones throw from me. Good to hear from you.
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:04 PM
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I've been preaching up Robin and all of their rebadged units like Dolmar and Makita. They are really good trimmers. Jonsered is another sleeper. I only know about their saws though. I don't know if they make their own brushcutters or not but, some of their stuff is rebadged. I think the handheld blower looks too much like a Poulan/Weedeater to me.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:24 PM
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Jonsered is basically a rebadged Husqvarna which is all under the ElectroLux Corp. Which is not a bad thing since both brands are well rugged commercial grade machines. Typical Swedish quality with edgey design characteristics. Very nice.

Fuji heavy industries is behind the Robin/Makita brand, where Dolmar has its roots in German made equipment. Efco to is German, and they make some awesome commercial machines.
Think thats out it goes.

Europes machines have a distinctive different design aspects about them over the Japenease brands. Redmax, Echo, Shin, etc.

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Old 08-31-2006, 07:40 PM
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Jonsered is basically a rebadged Husqvarna which is all under the ElectroLux Corp.

I could be wrong, but I believe the recent spinoff of the Outdoor Power Equipment group took things out of EHPs box and put it solely on the Husqvarna name. I know the "Husqvarna Group" trades under a different stock symbol now than EHP.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:10 PM
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I bought a stihl edger, but all my other trimmers are Robin. Robin products are a real sleeper and most people dont know about them.

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Old 08-31-2006, 10:51 PM
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I bought a stihl edger, but all my other trimmers are Robin. Robin products are a real sleeper and most people dont know about them.

wayne
Robin has been manufacturing 2-stroke engines for a very long time. Much longer than the "popular" brands being bought today.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaeger
Hi
I have always been a big fan of commercial type power equipment mostly from the high end names. I have quite a few. Recently I bought a Robin trimmer. I always knew they existed but was leery of the name and quality of the machine.
Well, all that has changed. My opinion of them now is very high quality machine in the ranks of Echo (perhaps better), Redmax, Shin, and Stihl.
I plan on buying another piece ( Edger) from them.
Anyone with other thoughts or comments.

My Toys:
Husky hedge trimmers 356HS75x (2) Awesome.
Honda FG100 Tiller 31ccGX
Honda Power washer 5hp GC
Cub Cadet 2165HDS Tractor
Honda Trimmer UMK431 31cc GX
Honda WX10 H2O pump
Tanaka 2510 Handheld Blower
Robin NBF 252 trimmer
John Deere S1400 trimmer. So So
John Deere BH25LE 4 stroke Hand blower
Cub Cadet Commercial PS26 Pole Saw
Toro Cast Deck 21" GTS mower. The Best
Husky 55HR21Vl mower. Honda GC5hp
Solo 471 KAT backpack blower. Like a BMW
Echo BP610 Backpack Blower
Shindaiwa Sprayers for water only. NO CHEMICALS
Almost the complete line of Wolf Garten garden tools. German quality.
Echo ES2000 blower/vac
Tanaka TST 218 telescopic trimmer. NEW in box. collectors piece.
And on and on and on...........

You will be a lot less impressed with their stick edgers than you are with the trimmers. Thumbs up to trimmers. Thumbs down to edgers. Damn thing vibrates way to much and seems underpowered. Unless they have redesigned it in the last 4 years I would look at other brands. Loved the trimmers but have recently switched to redmax.
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