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View Poll Results: How long do you keep your hand-helds?
One year, then sell and replace. 4 1.76%
Two years. 12 5.29%
Three Years. 9 3.96%
Run them until they will no longer run. 191 84.14%
This poll stinks....I am going to go mow now. 11 4.85%
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:15 AM
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Till death do we part
2006 GMC sierra 2500 HD
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
1995 GMC sierra 2500 HD
6.5x12 landscape trailer
6.5x14 landscape trailer
Bunton 60" zero turn rider
Ferris 60" zero turn rider
(2) scag 52" walk behinds
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:44 AM
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Run them till they die then i strip it for spare parts
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:04 PM
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I run um dead, or until I get bored of it and want a new one lol
52" Exmark Lazer Z CT 19 kaw
Ultravac 2-bin bagger
Stihl BR 600
Echo PB 260L
Echo SRM 210
RedMax BCZ 2401
Redmax HEZ 2500S
Troy-bilt 21"
Big Tex 6.5x12 w/prolocker
Getting my truck in August along with license
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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Till they stop cut'n. LOL
Mowers and stuff
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:15 PM
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well mine all died except this homlite and i hated it sooo fing bad. so we bought a john deere pro series.
1994 chevy 2500 5.7 w/ fisher mm2
1989 ford f-250 5.8 *mine*
1984 international dump truck S1900 series
6.5*16 diomandback trailer
exmark lazer Z 52" 23/52 w/ jrco dethacher and trac vac
bunton w/b 11/52
craftsman lt1000 tractor 14.5/42
ford tractor 18hp
john deere trimmer pro series
stihl powerbroom
excaliber 22" hedge trimmer
homlite hand held blower
commercial poulman pro bp blower BP400
yard machine 21
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:08 AM
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Location: Hanover Park, IL
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Until it does not start...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD DURAMAX/ALLISON 151,000 Miles
2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 DURAMAX/ALLISON 55,000 Miles
2004 Chevy C4500 W/12' Monroe Dump DURAMAX/ALLISON 105,000 Miles
2008 Royal Cargo 8.5'x18' Trailer


"While your Strokin and Cummin.. I'll be takin your girl to the Max"
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:08 PM
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As a homeowner, I don't use them like you guys. I do have a Stihl trimmer and a handheld that are both pushing the 20 year mark( give or take a couple of years), and still run strong. I buy commercial equipment of the lower-mid grade price/model range and take good care of it and find that it takes care of me!!
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:21 AM
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first year in the buisness but i will be replacing my ryobi becuase it sucks and its old and i need commercial, and after that till its dead or cost too much to run
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:03 PM
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like most i run them till they quit on me or start taking excessive pulls to start.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:28 PM
ein999 ein999 is offline
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Location: michigan
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I cant see why you would throw away any 2 cycle shindaiwa or redmax piece of equipment. Everything is rebuildable and there easy to work on. All you have to do is go buy parts for it. You can buy a new piston, head and rebuild the carb for 45% of the cost of a new one why spend the extra money if you have the time to repair - fixthem. They all eventually wear. I would buy brand new and keep them or rebuild them unless you are unhappy with it for some technical reason.

A new clutch and bearings and its like new again. Its what they are made to do to be repaired and fixed.

There are some fellas on here that have the same trimmer for over 10 years.
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