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Old 04-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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Ryobi or Bust?

My friend down the street just bought a 4 cycle Ryobi straight shaft trimmer from home depot for $200. Is it worth it. Ryobi is cheap so I figure it will eventualy break but what do you guys think about it. Ive got Echo but will switch to a Stihl fs 90. But now arises could a Ryobi 4 cycle be worth it? I probably wouldn't but he is my friend and I want to let him Know if its Crap Or a decent choice for once!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:42 AM
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Stihl Fs90 over any Home Depot junk.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:32 AM
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I ran one of the Ryobi 4 stroke trimmers hard for 10+ years. It needs a new primer bulb and the valves adjusted now (it'll be the first time ever doing it to it), but it has been a darn good trimmer overall. I replaced it a long time ago and it has been sitting since, but I know it'll go after the tune up.

When I get around to adjusting the valves and replacing the primer bulb, I'll reserve it for use with the cultivator attachment only.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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Anyone else have any more input?
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Exmark Metro w/15hp kawi and 36"ultracut2
Old 7x14 open equipment trailer
5x8 Texas trailers utility trailer (soon to have racks!)
Echo srm 225 Trimmer
Echo pas w/edger att.
Echo pb500h
A tube of grease and some gas!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:42 AM
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I run ryobi straight shaft trimmers with the interchangeable shafts. Personally I think they are great engines. The best thing about ryobi is there somewhat disposable. You can buy a new one for 80.00 at HD and keep on going. I service about 17 lawns a week so I don't have alot of abuse on these, but for the price they can't be beat. You can get refurbished ryobi equipment online. Comes with a year warranty and the whole trimmer is only 70.00. I haven't tried the 4 strokes yet. I'm sure they have better torque ratio.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:22 PM
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I've heard that the less expensive ryobi/craftsman/troybilt 4 cycles leak oil if you turn the upside down, like if you edging with the trimmer.

Also, I'd definately take the FS90R, I have one, and it's wonderful.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for the info. I dont care for Ryobi, I am getting the fs90r. This post really was just so I could advise my Friend!
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John Deere 737 w/23hp kawi and 60in" 7iorn2
Exmark Metro w/15hp kawi and 36"ultracut2
Old 7x14 open equipment trailer
5x8 Texas trailers utility trailer (soon to have racks!)
Echo srm 225 Trimmer
Echo pas w/edger att.
Echo pb500h
A tube of grease and some gas!
Still wishin for that Scag Wildcat!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:23 AM
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Thanks for the info. I dont care for Ryobi, I am getting the fs90r. This post really was just so I could advise my Friend!
Like I said, I have an older Ryobi and it has been a great trimmer, but I also have an FS90R and it is in another league as is is my Husky 223L. Then, there's the FS250.......
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Then, there's the FS250.......
One bad 2.15hp mutha fo sho!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:33 AM
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Personally I'd spend the exta $150 on a dolmar 4 stroke, I can't say on the ryobi though.
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