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Old 05-21-2010, 04:02 PM
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I have a little stihl fs55 that was about $200. for general weekly accounts it works fine, light weight and plenty strong enough for that work.
My brother has a stihl thats probably 3 or 4 years old that I have used a little bit. we dont even have much to trim but by the time your done your hands shake like the day after a 4 day bender . i'm passing on the stihls for now. although i must say the power was quiet impressive.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:03 PM
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my luck, i about ordered one of these off of ebay for 175 yesterday but decided I needed to do some more research. Do you use a Kaw trimmer?
Kawi is a good trimmer if you are willing to buy online. Still consider the Shindy SpeedFeed head.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:10 PM
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I'm also impressed with the 70" shaft on this Kaw. that seems to be significantly longer thant he other ones mentioned in this price range. i'm 6'3 and I start feeling it in the lower back. believe me!
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:24 PM
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my luck, i about ordered one of these off of ebay for 175 yesterday but decided I needed to do some more research. Do you use a Kaw trimmer?
I use Shindaiwa trimmers and a Kawasaki blower.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:02 PM
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I use Shindaiwa trimmers and a Kawasaki blower.
Which Kawi blower you have, KRB750? If so, how do you like it?

I use Shindaiwa M242 trimmer too.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:13 PM
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Awesome, thanks guys! I just ordered the fore mentioned kaw off of ebay. the price was about 30 bucks cheaper than the others and the shipping was free. I also picked up my echo pb-255 today. I went with this model because it was compatible with echo's mosquito yard shield system that allows you to hook up a spraying system via back pack sprayer to the blower. it looks effective and cheaper than the pellets that I have to use. i wonder if any commercial guys have been able to sell this to custs yet?
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:41 PM
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Awesome, thanks guys! I just ordered the fore mentioned kaw off of ebay. the price was about 30 bucks cheaper than the others and the shipping was free. I also picked up my echo pb-255 today. I went with this model because it was compatible with echo's mosquito yard shield system that allows you to hook up a spraying system via back pack sprayer to the blower. it looks effective and cheaper than the pellets that I have to use. i wonder if any commercial guys have been able to sell this to custs yet?
If you want a free Echo yard shield system let me know, cost of shipping and it is yours. It works pretty well but I have moved on to a bigger system.

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Old 05-21-2010, 08:53 PM
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Which Kawi blower you have, KRB750? If so, how do you like it?

I use Shindaiwa M242 trimmer too.
No, unfortunately it is the KRB300A which is nice and light and great for cleanups after a cut but it is underpowered for the fall. I have been considering picking up a 750 for fall cleanups.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:41 PM
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No, unfortunately it is the KRB300A which is nice and light and great for cleanups after a cut but it is underpowered for the fall. I have been considering picking up a 750 for fall cleanups.
I bought a husky 125L 2 years ago , it has been a really good trimmer , this shindiawa speed feed head ? Is it one size
fits all? Or do you have to get on for husqvarna?
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:54 PM
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No, unfortunately it is the KRB300A which is nice and light and great for cleanups after a cut but it is underpowered for the fall. I have been considering picking up a 750 for fall cleanups.
I have the Maruyama BL8100 which is exact same as KRB750. Love it, light, easy starting, always 2 pull no matter what. As soon as I put onto my back, it is ready. I never test whether I can pull full rpm stone cold...............that is cold!!! So to speak!!!

Maruyama make all back pack blowers for Kawi. So if you can get a good deal, go for it.
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