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Old 04-21-2014, 01:15 AM
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New Trimmer / Handheld

Right now I run a Husqvarna 326LS and 125B. The blower is okay but I know there has got to be a handheld blower with more power. The trimmer is great, lightweight, and enough power. The only downside with the trimmer is that it leaks gas out the gas tank, I think through the holes in the gas cap. If the trimmer turns on its side in my garage or if I try to store it vertically it leaks gas. My helper also turns it on its side while edging and is soaked with gas by the end of the day. I'm looking to add another trimmer and handheld to the trailer. Any suggestions for a trimmer in the same class as the 326 that doesnt leak gas as well as a more powerful handheld blower. I have had my eye on the backpacks like the husq & echo 770 for fall cleanups but right now I'm just in the market for a stronger handheld. Any opinions please.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:32 AM
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Consider looking at the Stihl trimmers and a Stihl BG86 handheld blower.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:29 AM
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I think your best bet for a handheld blower is the stihl BG86. It is one of the most powerful if not the most powerful handheld out there. For a trimmer look at the stihl fs90r. Great power and durability for its price.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:53 AM
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BG86 is powerful run it you will like it
Trimmer I run something I can walk at my normal walking speed To do that I run a FS130 I never have wait on it
Its so fast I cant keep up with it

I use to run Husq 332 trimmers If you are a Husq fan try a 332
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:03 AM
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Why not just replace the gas cap.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:01 AM
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Why not just replace the gas cap.
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Agreed. That, or the gasket inside it the cap. I did that to a few fuel caps that were leaking and problem solved.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:02 AM
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I just bought a Maruyama BL 32 Handheld blower. It is equivilant to the Stihl BG 86 in Cfm and Mph. 5 year warranty.

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:37 PM
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Agreed. That, or the gasket inside it the cap. I did that to a few fuel caps that were leaking and problem solved.
Yeah, I mean anybody that wants to buy a new handheld just because the gas cap leaks, I'll be more than happy to take them all and put $10-$15 in a new cap.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:31 PM
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I guess I could try replacing the gas cap / gasket but I think the problem is actually the holes on the stock gas cap that comes on the trimmer.. I think fuel actually leaks out through those holes.. I could be wrong, or it could be a combination, I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem/experience... I also read somewhere that replacing the cap with a solid one will cause the engine to die.. ? eh Yeah I think the stihl handheld would be a great choice I've had the chance to use one a couple times but I'm stil not certain what I'd go with between the stihl and redmax trimmer line ups.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:56 PM
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I would go to the Husky dealer and order the proper cap...or they may have one.

And Husky owns Redmax. No better handhelds, IMO.
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