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Old 07-20-2008, 08:38 PM
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Green Machine Trimmers

I bought this used Green Machine 3000M straight shaft trimmer and its the biggest trimmer I've ever used. I think its pretty heavy but worth it for the power. I heard they got bought out by John Deere in like '95 and said they would keep making parts but then discontinued them. I just wondered what you guys have experienced with them and do you know of a good online parts outlet?
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:40 PM
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It is pretty hard to pin down parts for the Green Machine equipment. It has been manufactured by several different companies over the years. I do know that back in the early to mid 90's, that Redmax made them. Redmax has almost nothing available in the way of parts for Green Machines.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:48 PM
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If its running, you might consider selling it and taking the proceeds to invest in a Stihl, Shindy, Redmax, or any of the commercial trimmers. A whole lot easier to find parts for.

If you plan on keeping it, you may give the folks at J. Thomas a call and talk with their rep about possiblly finding some interchangable parts. Their toll-free is: 1-800-828-7980

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Old 07-22-2008, 04:15 PM
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They are made in the same factory as Homelite now.
In '95 ('96? '97?) John Deere bought Homelite, but then found out what a turd that company was, so they sold it to an asian manufacturer.

So, yeah, basically it's a throwaway.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:52 PM
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I bought a 3000 SS in 1983. Still got it. I don't know where my dealer gets parts, but he gets them. I recent years, I've replaced the bump-feed head, carburetor (not an exact match), ignition coil, ignition module, piston rings, etc.

I like it. I've cut down several trees with it!
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:17 PM
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awesume unit! i have one still working too-just use it till it dies. the carb you can still get from walbro. try a redmax dealer for any other parts you might need. since redmax made this unit -they might be able to get some parts .
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:44 AM
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One of my customers just gave me his green machine trimmer. It is a split shaft model that is 15 years old. The guy has always put the wrong fuel mixture never done any maintenence and has had gas sit in it for a long time and I went to start it and it fired right up. It sounds like a strong unit. It was a 2400 something kind of model.
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