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Old 05-31-2014, 08:56 PM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
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I have spent the past two days trimming mature fescue under about half mile or more of fence. It hadn't been trimmed so was a combination of dead and 8" high grass. The 94 runs great with power to spare. It starts with 1-2 pulls and has a conventional screw on gas cap, not the one we've all complained about on other Stihl products. I strung it with Oregon Magnum Gator line which one dealer recommended and said a lot of his commercial people used it. It has a core of some type material. Seems to work very well and perhaps better than the Stihl line. This machine will take the thick grass all the way to dirt if necessary. I am glad I made this choice over the 90 or 100, which I'm told won't be produced after this year. As Stihl says, the 94 has one of the highest power to weight ratios around. It will take a cutting wheel but not other attachments I guess. I plan to use it as a dedicated trimmer.
The Stihl tech rep we talked with for quite a while at this years open house said the 90 was on its way out, but would be a while before it was gone, He said he was pretty sure the others would be around a while.

Get some Oregon Gator Magnum Super Twist. You won't use any other line after you try this stuff. It cuts like a sharp pair of scissors. That chord down the middle is Aramid fiber.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:46 PM
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I can say that i recomend this trimmer we used the 130 before and never did like the rpm control of the 130 having a true 2 stroke makes a big difference the 130 clutches would snap etc because they are designed to be run full throttle , thats kind of hard to do around someones house so the new lightweight 2 strokes are awesome i have 3 this year running and no problems so far with any and thats what i use , i will say the new 240 that is replacing the 250 has the power but is pritty bulky , by the end of this year we plan on having just the 94 for the normal stuff and the 240 for the heavy stuff we will have to keep the 130 kombi heads until they come out with a replacement for them , has anyone heard of they are going to come out with a replacement for the 130 kombi , but i would recomend the new 94 and i personally think the true 2 strokes are much better than the 90 110 130 line.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:55 PM
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I also bought a 94 a few weeks ago. All of my other trimmers are 110's. I love them and their power. I have no problem running them low, med or full throttle for extended periods. My older brother helps me. For a while due to his hands being numb he struggled with feathering the 110's or half speed. When I seen the 94, I got it just for him. He loves it. He puts it on half speed and can pull the trigger all the way down and keep it there. He's only half fast so half throttle works for him. Me, If it had more power off the get go I would like it better. I used it today at the end of the day due to it being lighter. Only problem was, It just took to long to get through. It's OK but, give me my 110 so I can get through it and done.
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