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Old 05-24-2011, 11:05 AM
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What is your oldest running handheld?

We always like to talk about the newest equipment we have and it started me thinking that when I am talking with folks in person about equipment, I tend to talk about my oldest running handheld mainly because it is still running. What is your oldest running handheld blower, string trimmer etc...
Mine is the only piece of RedMax equipment I have, its a EB431 back pack blower. I am not sure how old it is but I know I have had it 12 years plus. It is not used daily but always cranks when its needed.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:08 AM
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i buy new handhelds every 4 years or so.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:14 AM
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I have a redmax weedwhacker about 12 years old. Got six years of weedwhacking out of it then put a hedge trimmer on it and have used it ever since. Still starts with one pull. Everything else I'm lucky if I get 2 seasons out of
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:18 AM
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Without looking at my equipment inventory I'd say a 2003 Stihl 4-Mix FX100 hand trimmer.
When I ran Shindawa stuff I had to replace the trimmers every year and a half or so.
Not so with the 4-Mix stuff. Very durable especially with a yearly valve lash adjustment - darned things are like that old Timex commercial - they take a beating and keep on ticking.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:26 AM
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2001 Stihl br-420c
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:30 AM
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Mid 90's sthil trimmer, only use at home now but still running strong!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:37 AM
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2001 Stihl br-420c
a friend of mine has one of those. I think my fathers craftsman hand held blows harder. But his still runs also.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:18 PM
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I have a Shindaiwa so old I don't even remember the model number on it.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:32 PM
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Early '80's curved shaft trimmer--John Deere 200, made by Echo. Never used commercially but had many gallons of gas run thru it. Hanging in the shed now, but could take it down, add gas, and it'd start and run--would bet on it. Only problem was a carboned exhaust spark arestor screen--way back before I realized they even had screens.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:39 PM
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I have an old Stihl handheld blower that is about 11 years old. But I only run it to blow out my garage about once per month in the summer.
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