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Old 01-11-2013, 12:00 AM
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After what I read on this post http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...=Dolmar&page=3 Stihl 4 mix , the throw away trimmers I will never buy a Stihl at all!!
you'll usually be working with inferior equipt then! I'd say 90% of landscapers use Stihl there's a reason for this!
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:51 AM
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After what I read on this post Stihl 4 mix , the throw away trimmers I will never buy a Stihl at all!!
You're missing out then. I started buying Stihl 4 Mix equipment in 2005. I've bought 3 so far (I'm a solo) and all 3 are still running like a champ. I'd have more but I just don't care for the weight and balance of their 4 Mix trimmers. I use Kawasaki trimmers.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:53 AM
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you'll usually be working with inferior equipt then! I'd say 90% of landscapers use Stihl there's a reason for this!
I have a budy has 2 Stihl backpack blower both are dead in less than 3 year this and that I see some say's someing bad about Sthil no every post I read so Sthil is out my list! If Stihl had a true 4-stoke with oil in the case I think about it I have MTD 4-stoke's that are 7 year old still run very good.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:59 AM
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If everything read on the internet is true...then nothing is true.

If a LCO dislikes cheap customers, then a dealer will likewise not appreciate their cheap LCO customers.

Would you go the extra mile for a cheap customer? Then why should your dealer do the same for one of their cheap customers?

Symbiotic relationships require efforts on both sides:
LCO to customer -> customer to LCO
LCO to Dealer -> Dealer to LCO
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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1 Stihl 4 mix , the throw away trimmers 2New stihl problem--backpack blower shot after 8 months... 3 redmax vs. stihl blower "my stihl blower is located at the bottom of the river"4"I personally do not like the stihl handhelds so I would say redmax" some good reading .
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:29 PM
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1 Stihl 4 mix , the throw away trimmers 2New stihl problem--backpack blower shot after 8 months... 3 redmax vs. stihl blower "my stihl blower is located at the bottom of the river"4"I personally do not like the stihl handhelds so I would say redmax" some good reading .
You have dragged this thread so far off topic, it's impossible to get it back. You don't know what you want. At first you were a diehard Stihl fan and now you're a diehard Stihl hater. The question I have is???

When will you be starting high school?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:37 PM
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LOL Richard.

I think the key to longevity with any piece of equipment is proper care and maintenance. I get a kick out of guys who never read an owner's manual, fail to use the proper gas and/or oil, fail to ensure that the carburator is adjusted properly, fail to ever clean the cooling fins, fail to properly maintain/replace the air filter, fail to adjust the valves (as applicable), use it for applications for which it was not intended and then complain that the unit failed prematurely. Yes, I've been guilty of some of the above, but I don't blame the equipment manufacturer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:14 PM
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You have dragged this thread so far off topic, it's impossible to get it back. You don't know what you want. At first you were a diehard Stihl fan and now you're a diehard Stihl hater. The question I have is???

When will you be starting high school?
I sent Stihl a email give me a call I will help them out .Has going for love to hate for Stihl was after I did some reading and ever one that I know that has had one I said had one they did no't last long I did remember this in the beginning of the post.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:01 PM
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I sent Stihl a email give me a call I will help them out .
Right. Experience from someone that has never used or owned a 4 Mix. That's valuable.

NOT!
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:20 PM
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RIGHT Call Stihl and help them out, I'm sure they need it! they're German remember! Be sure and talk to one of their engineers so you can explain to him what their problem is ok. Let us know his response.
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