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Old 06-19-2013, 10:42 PM
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Stihl 55R Durability

Hey guys I have a new Stihl 55R for my primary trimmer, wish I had spent 20 more dollars and got the 70R. Got talked into it by my old dealer, and it is super light and very well made. I love Stihl equipment and always have, how long will this trimmer last if I take care of it? I plan to go to a commercial model Stihl next year.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:43 PM
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Stihl 55R Durability

90 r is what is a staple
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
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Ok good deal, so the big dog then. Well I couldn't afford that one so I don't feel so bad now, lol.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 PM
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I bought a 90R its a great machine. They make larger more expensive models though. The 90 has plenty of power for heavy use if needed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:28 PM
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Buy the 90R over the 70R worth the extra money.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 PM
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double post sorry
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:44 PM
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Thanks, after this 55r wears out I will buy a 90r.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:06 PM
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Hey guys what's the best value cord to run in this trimmer. I am running some Shindawa diamond shaped cord I got a deal on now, but it seems anything square I touch just eats this stuff. I put some el cheapo round echo cord on today, it's a small diameter but it seems to do better and spin faster quicker.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:10 PM
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I started with a 55 and it lasted 2 seasons. I then made it a backup after a while then sold it on CL for $100.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:48 PM
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Good deal, I have a Stihl chainsaw from the 70's it' has the 36" bar and it still cuts. I use my small 18" Stihl most of the time though, I bought it 3 months ago when I bought the trimmer.
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