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Old 01-10-2008, 10:25 PM
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Someone told me one time that this is all that they use at Disney World. They don't have to worry about debris being thrown all over the place and less liability. Makes sense to me.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:37 PM
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again, how much?
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:41 PM
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again, how much?
Don't quote me on this, but I think they are around $600.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:51 PM
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They seem like they would be great in narrow ditches, on cattails. Do you know if the head is able to be submerged without water intrusion to the gearhead?
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:59 PM
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They seem like they would be great in narrow ditches, on cattails. Do you know if the head is able to be submerged without water intrusion to the gearhead?
I believe it is able to be submerged.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:05 PM
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Don't quote me on this, but I think they are around $600.
That is pretty steep. I would definitely need to have a specific need for it to spend that kind of money. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:16 PM
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Golf courses use them to edge sand traps too...


Thanks for the post Grits... I have spent a lot of time and effort over the years trying to learn about these. No dealers around me carry them and I never could get enough input to talk myself into ordering one.

I've figured out now that it does operate like I thought it did. I sure could have used it on my truck for quite a bit of tasks even though it can't replace a trimmer.

Stihl makes something they call the Power Scythe that I guess can do most of what the Redmax Reciprocator can... most...
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:55 PM
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Golf courses use them to edge sand traps too...


Thanks for the post Grits... I have spent a lot of time and effort over the years trying to learn about these. No dealers around me carry them and I never could get enough input to talk myself into ordering one.

I've figured out now that it does operate like I thought it did. I sure could have used it on my truck for quite a bit of tasks even though it can't replace a trimmer.

Stihl makes something they call the Power Scythe that I guess can do most of what the Redmax Reciprocator can... most...
No it can't completely replace a trimmer.......but it could come close! Today was the first time I have seen one in "real life". I was really impressed with it. I think it is the THING to trim Bermuda with. I took it around back of my dealer's shop to some long, thin, scraggly Bermuda, and it trimmed it up perfect.....WAY better than a trimmer does on Bermuda. I cut brush the size of your pinky finger and fine grass. It did wonderful on everything. It is a very strange feeling when you are trimming and debris isn't flying around! You can trim right up to obstacles, too. Again, I was impressed with it and just wish it wasn't so pricey. But I will have one....someday. It has it's place.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:31 AM
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These work great for bed edges also. Ive had one for 8 years and it is ideal
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:51 AM
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Where this also helps out is if you have a customer with a pool that you dont want to throw clippings in or around glass buildings where you may throw a rock and break the glass.

It is not something you would use all the time unless you have that type of work. We did around the backyard pools we took care of.
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