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Old 02-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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Picked up some new handhelds this week;
2 Stihl fs90R weedeaters
1 Stihl HL100 hedge trimmer

I gave echo a chance last November and December when I bought (3) 770's and was let down. Last week all three blowers weren't working as they should, took it back to have it fixed, worked good for a couple days, then same problem again. Took it back one more time and told myself and the mechanic at my dealer that I will never buy another echo again unless is near free. For now on, its STIHL everything. Our fs110r's and br600 never gave any problems in 2 years, I went with echo because they were a little stronger, but its not worth the stress when your guys are calling you 10-20 miles away because equipment is not working right.

Also, after demoing a few different brands, I decided that I will go with toro grandstand, exmark vantage or exmark TT's for mowers. We will be buying them in the next few weeks, probably a 48", 52" and 60". I will post some pictures when I pick them up.

I figured you guys were tired of seen mulching job pictures so I stopped posting them. That's 80% of what we will be doing until the end of March, the other 20% are trimming, leaves removal and small installs that I don't go to. I will post pictures of installs or other services when we complete them!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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love that box truck. your set up is sweet! did you invent that yourself?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:08 PM
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love that box truck. your set up is sweet! did you invent that yourself?
Thank you! I'm not sure what you're question is, but I did all the racks inside the truck and I ordered the truck from my isuzu dealer with the dovetail, tool box and external fuel tank, so I didn't invent anything on the outside. Thanks for looking!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:27 PM
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Way to go with orange!! Finally i hate echo with a dying passion
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:54 PM
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Way to go with orange!! Finally i hate echo with a dying passion
Yeah, I'm not a fan either. Stihl has proven to be better for us.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:52 PM
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so how do you like your fs110r? i am prob going to switch over to all stihl also...we have 2redmax trimmers now but they r starting to give me problems after 2yrs of use! n the 2 stihls we have r about 5yrs old now n they havnt given me any trouble other than the reg. maintance. how large r the fuel tanks on the stihls? we have a couple very large propertys(15acres+) that have the post n rail around them n i dnt want my guys to run out half way threw. lol
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:09 PM
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we use 110's and their great for both landscape and lawn usage
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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so how do you like your fs110r? i am prob going to switch over to all stihl also...we have 2redmax trimmers now but they r starting to give me problems after 2yrs of use! n the 2 stihls we have r about 5yrs old now n they havnt given me any trouble other than the reg. maintance. how large r the fuel tanks on the stihls? we have a couple very large propertys(15acres+) that have the post n rail around them n i dnt want my guys to run out half way threw. lol
I like the fs90s for our mowing crew. I feel that the 110 has to much power since 95% of our contracts are weekly mowing, meaning, not much to trim every week. We run 110s on our pruners and pole saws. the tank could be bigger IMO.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:00 PM
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thx for the input....those were the two models iv been lookn at, just couldnt decide. lol
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:02 PM
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thx for the input....those were the two models iv been lookn at, just couldnt decide. lol
Anytime! Good luck this season!
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