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Old 02-22-2009, 01:39 AM
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Best, toughest weed eater

Hey guys,

Looking for a new weed eater for this season. Would like a 4 cycle, and one that can use an edging attachment. Please let me know what models I should look at. Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:31 AM
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I've chosen the Stihl FS110R. (R means it has the loop handle)
It has the shaft & clutches to run attachments. Not too heavy, and in the spring they're usually on sale.

But it's a 4-mix. It takes mixed gas. And with all stihl products you'll have better luck with Amsoil or Optima synthetic 100-1 ratio 2-cycle oil.

I've had a Stihl FS110 for years and use it every day. Plus I have a hedge trimmer & pole saw attachment I use a lot. It's easy to change heads, but it takes a tool.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:46 AM
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I have two string trimmers, a brush cutter and two edgers, but no weed eater...
I don't think they make weed eaters in four stroke versions, I believe the first thing you'll find in
that department would be a brush cutter although the Fs-90 might still be a string trimmer and that
uses a four stroke engine... The rest are all 2-cycle engines and by the time we get to any product
that I've actually seen called a weed eater we're usually starting to look at electrical models.

Now four stroke engines, they only come on string trimmers and brush cutters, that much I know.

Late edit: It does appear Stihl has resorted to the name "weed trimmer," guess they're getting soft.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:16 AM
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LOL I love reading 'weedeaters'... makes me laugh every time... literally every time. )
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:26 AM
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If you want the toughest weed eater that will have a ton of power and be the most reliable go with the Stihl FS-250R. I used to have two and loved them but sold them like an idiot. We now run echo SRM-265T's which are the best for weekly maintenance imo but dont have half the power the FS-250R's do.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:01 PM
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Hey guys,

Looking for a new weed eater for this season. Would like a 4 cycle, and one that can use an edging attachment. Please let me know what models I should look at. Thanks for the help!
Take a look at the Stihl Kombi system here's the motors http://www.stihlusa.com/multitask/KM90R.html , http://www.stihlusa.com/multitask/KM110R.html , http://www.stihlusa.com/multitask/KM130R.html and here's the page that lists the attachments http://www.stihlusa.com/accessories/multi.html

I've personally got a KM 130 R and it's got loads of power.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:19 PM
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I would go with a shindaiwa.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:41 PM
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I would go with a shindaiwa.
I second the motion.
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LOL I love reading 'weedeaters'... makes me laugh every time... literally every time. )
Down here in the South they are called weedeaters. You Yanks say trimmer.
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Down here in the South they are called weedeaters. You Yanks say trimmer.
Give Em hell Cajun, it's a weedeater in the south, Yankees, will never stop amazing me, Keep your confederate money, the south will rise again, and we can hire yankee's on our crews

Just kidding Guys
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