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Old 10-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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I currently have

21" Troy built
36" metro
Stihl fs 76 seedeater
Echo multi tool w/ attatchments
Lesco aerator
Wild thing chainsaw ( bought when was younger hardly use)

What should be my next move. Every yard I have besides my one commercial is limited to a 36" due to gates. Any ideas on good equipment that is a must have?

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:44 PM
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I think you will want individual trimmers and edgers at some point in the near future. That should speed you up some as well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:12 PM
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Have echo back pack sorry forgot to list
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:16 PM
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 PM
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i'm in the same boat, it makes no sense for me to have anything bigger than a 36'' due to gate sizes. on any larger properties its more cost effective to me to use the 36'' and take a little more time for now
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:50 PM
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next thing is get some clients without gates.... otherwise sounds like you are decent.

Don't know what you have on your "multi-tool" but I would get a dedicated set of hedge trimmers, around 24"
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:19 PM
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Seems like hedge trimmer is a popular choice any good or bad experiences with echo hedge trimmers I really like their hand tools I have now.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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we are an echo shop.... I like stihl saws, but the local dealer is an @$$, we have 2 hc-165s and a hca-266, never had any issues with them. Just keep them lubed up good with fluid film or something of that nature.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:53 PM
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If there isnt much potential for getting bigger lawns then Id be itching for a 36" stander. Grandstand, wright, v ride, etc. They would be faster. Time is money! Otherwise Id keep the 36" WB you have and get a 60" stander or ZTR if you can get some bigger lawns.
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