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View Poll Results: what brand of equipment do you use
Echo 43 22.87%
Husqvarna 21 11.17%
Tanaka 3 1.60%
Red max 20 10.64%
Stihl 84 44.68%
Shindaiwa 17 9.04%
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:44 PM
lifesgood14 lifesgood14 is offline
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I actually have all of the brands listed.... although not listed my favorite line is Ferris for riding mowers and Ariens for push mowers

The grass I mow is Green
Green typically refers to Money
Money is fricken AWESOME
Therefore mowing grass must be awesome.

Lets mow some fricken lawns already!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:39 PM
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I've had very good luck with Stihl products over the last 27 years, and about hald of my stuff today is Stihl, but I like my newer husky 570 BTS far more than my BR600M, and my Husky 223L is a darn good little trimmer.

For chainsaws, forget about either of the above brands. I will only run Jonsereds. I know that Husky owns Jonsered (now), and the engines are the same, and so are many other minor features, but most of those same features came out on Jonsereds long before they did on either Husky or Stihl, and a Jonsered will out cut a Stihl every time size for size all else being equal. The ergonomics of the Jonsered is what I like the most though.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:07 PM
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I use different brands for different types of equipment.
I use echo for larger CC trimmers and edgers. I have had good luck with the 280 engine. I also have a few their hedge trimmers.
I use shindawia for smaller trimmers and edgers. The 232 is light and powerful. I also have shindawia 802 backpacks but I am thinking about switching to Redmax because they are more powerful.
Then I have jonsered chain saws.

I also have some random other brands thrown into the mix but those are my most common.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:13 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input and response to the poll! I just went to the shop and picked up a Stihl fs -90 r.
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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Old 05-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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I go stihl all the way. My grandfather started the tree company over 40 years ago and im not sure what saws he started using when he opened up but hes had stihl as long as I can remember and my dad has the business now and thats all he uses and for my landscaping business all my power tools are stihl. Reliable, dealer close by, not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:26 PM
HusqvarnaRules HusqvarnaRules is offline
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Originally Posted by J Dawg View Post
has anyone tried husqvarna? specifically their blowers. ? :-)
I firmly believe most brands (prosumer/commercial versions) will work fine if cared for properly as Preventive Maintenance is key. Having said that I always stick with Husqvarna.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:09 PM
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All I have is husqvarna blowers and I use kawasaki trimmers because I no longer believe in stihl's warranty and customer support, If something happens to kaw that would change my mind than huqvarna trimmers are next. That being said I run 5 husqvarna mowers 4 blowers 3 hedge trimmers and 2 chainsaws all commercially husqvarna owns redmax that does not mean that husqvarna IS NOT commercial I will also be purchasing 4 walk behinds that are husqvarna next year if all goes well this year
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:31 PM
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Bring back the old 25cc, traditional 2-stroke, Stihl engines for everything (FS85, FC75, etc.) I just did put a new set of rings on an FC-75 due to low compression. Before doing that, I went by the Stihl dealer and checked out the 4-mix edgers. I just love the balance and feel of the old FC-75. So, I decided to repair it.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:35 AM
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i have a shindaiwa 630 blower and a t 270 trimmer and they are great. they are about 6 or 7 yrs old. i have an echo srm 2502 that is my back up trimmer that is approx 20 yrs old and usually fires up first try. oh and a stihl chainsaw.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:40 PM
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Stihl, everything is Stihl except the Echo Bed Redefiner and if Stihl made a Redefiner I'd have theirs and sell the Echo.
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