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View Poll Results: What Trimmer do you use?
Stihl 299 42.17%
Echo 179 25.25%
Redmax 75 10.58%
Shindaiwa 78 11.00%
Other (state below) 78 11.00%
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Derek's Lawn Care View Post
Ive used sthil, echo, red max, honda, and maruyama and I by far like stihl the best, easiest to use, most comfortable, and most powerful, only drawback is i dont like the cap system. jmo

Hey DLC. Not sure what model/year your Stihl trimmers are, however their latest trimmers from 2011 and onward have redesigned caps that fix the pesky locking mechanism that were problematic with their legacy units (assuming that's the cap issue you speak of). Stihl also had a recall of all Stihl models that used that toolless cap design (trimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, etc) and the newly redesigned cap seems to have resolved this problem.

Here's the link to Stihl's recall notice for their fuel cap design problems.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:53 PM
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1994 Stihl FS75. Runs great, I use it every week
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:55 AM
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Sthil FS110 I still have my first FS100 just in case

2010 Toyota Tundra
2011 18' Rice Trailer W/Sidegate
2008 12' Doolittle Open Trailer
2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4X4
2011 52" Wright Stander X
2010 36" Wright Stander RH
2008 52" Toro Timecutter
3 Stihl FS110R Trimmers
Stihl FS100 Trimmer
Stihl HL 100Z Hedge Trimmer
Sthil MS290 Chainsaw
Sthil FC95 Stick Edger
Sthil BG55 Handheld Blower
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:47 PM
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husqvarna 322L is the one i use daily. If any problems come with that, ill use my backup smaller 223L or if im really desperate ill think about my echo srm225. But husqvarna all the way.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:25 PM
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Srm 265's here have two about three seasons old i have used shindwia and redmax,stihl they are all pretty good from buddys of mine from a diffrent lcos.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:20 AM
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Had a sthil and red max said screw the horrible starting on the stihl and bogging down the red max on long edging. got a tanaka... best trimmer iv ever used. Have yet to bog down the engine Dan starts first or second pull from a cold engine.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:05 AM
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Husqvarna 455 rancher and a 136
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:01 PM
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i use Stihls...everybody has there own preferences and reasons for owning what brands they use but i have had really good luck with stihl
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:12 PM
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i also run stihl, cant beat them
2011 John deere x320 48x
44 inch frontblade
Powerflow bagger
Stihl Km90r with Trimmer and Edger Attachments
Stihl Fs100rx
Stihl Fs40c-e
Stihl Bg55
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5x10 Trailer

And only 15
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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I just recently bought a stihl fs 90r and i love it! very powerful and quite ergonomic. can get little heavy after carrying it around all day at 12+ pounds but i still love it. I used the echo cross-fire line and it works much better than the stihl line.
Craftsman 21" push mower 190cc
Stihl FS-90R
Husqvarna 125e edger
Stihl HS 56C
Troy bilt Backpack blower 32cc
Echo ES-1000 hand blower (not currently working)
Assorted hand tools

Have 8 accounts (+1 vacationer) and continue to grow.
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