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Old 05-13-2011, 03:15 PM
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my echos are running terrible with this fuel this year even 93 doesnt help
My echo 210 was really running bad and its only a little over a year old,took the muffler off and looked and it was getting build up in the exaust port.Ive only used echo and opti2 mix.Cleaned it out and its like a new one now,even starts easier
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:52 PM
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The problem continues to be the ever increasing ethanol levels. Ethanol is a solvent and seperates the fuel/oil mix. No oil can hold up against this. I started this season using additives and have had no ethanol related problems. You can feel the difference between mix with and without the additive on your fingers. Sure it adds to the already high cost of fuel but will be better for our engines in the long run.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:35 PM
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I got a Stihl FSA-85 trimmer, two 80amp/hr batteries and a standard charger yesterday. I trimmed our entire residential yard for the first time this year with one battery with power to spare. The 85 has a variable trigger and only runs when depressed. It was a little awkward at first because the guard seems to be design for your left side going forward. Anyway I liked it,,, easy, plenty of power, no fuel, no ear plugs, best of all wife and kids can use it. For what it's designed to do it does well..
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:45 AM
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I bought a MasterForce lithium battery hedge trimmer at Menard's last year. It has worked fine for what I do, but like some others have said, now the battery won't hold a charge. And the blades move but won't even cut. (and they've been properly maintained) New batteries are around $100. They gave me a string trimmer also that came with the battery, but it's been totally useless. Cuts lowsy and strings wraps itself around the unit. Currently looking for gas powered commercial hedge trimmer. Junk stuff never works for commercial use.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM
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Now they are making "commercial" grade stuff. Check out the new sponsor. Interested to hear real world reviews, but so far no postings.
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