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Old 07-28-2004, 06:55 PM
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Huscavana vs. Troy Built

Went to Lowe's this weekend. They had both Huscavana and Troy Built and trimmers and blowers.

Troy Built had two model trimmers that are 4 cycle and don't need oil mixed with the gas. Price on these two units are around between $175-195. Price on the Huscavana 2-cycle units $390.

Any opinions on the Troy Built 4 cycles units?

Any opinions on the Huscavana units?

Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:18 PM
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Get a Red Max!!!!!!!!!!

Get a Red Max!!! I love my Red Max BCZ2600S trimmer!!! It has a lot of power and torque!!!
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:57 PM
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Your post should read "Husqvarna vs. MTD"
There is no more Troy-Built. MTD bought the name and some of the products lines. Bolens was bought by Garden Way which was bought by Troy-Built which was bought by MTD. It makes it fun trying to get parts sometimes. You need a slide rule to keep up with who owners what now days
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:06 PM
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If there gonna be used for professional use......Don't buy either brand. If it's just for homeowner use, go with husky.
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Old 07-30-2004, 07:15 PM
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Husky is fine for commercial use! I have guys that have had theirs for over 10 year and they are still going strong!

The Troybuilt is made by Ryobi - both of witch are owned by MTD. so its junk!
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:27 PM
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The Troybilt trimmer is crap, a waste of money. I bought one before I knew any better. The motor seized after 7 hours of use. I returned it, got my money back and bought a Stihl. You're money ahead to buy professional quality equipment at a dealer, not a hardware store that pays minimum wage.
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Old 07-31-2004, 12:06 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by fixer67
Your post should read "Husqvarna vs. MTD"
There is no more Troy-Built. MTD bought the name and some of the products lines. Bolens was bought by Garden Way which was bought by Troy-Built which was bought by MTD. It makes it fun trying to get parts sometimes. You need a slide rule to keep up with who owners what now days

Hey fixer, did I hear right? MTD now owns the McCulloch brand, and they sold off the Ryobi product to TTI (Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.)?

Funny how the homeowner kind of hand held brands transfer hands so many times.
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Old 07-31-2004, 01:11 AM
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Hey fixer, did I hear right? MTD now owns the McCulloch brand, and they sold off the Ryobi product to TTI (Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.)?

Funny how the homeowner kind of hand held brands transfer hands so many times.
Yes you heard right. But that may change next week.
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:05 PM
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Husqvarna is an excellent trimmer that will definately hold up under commercial use. I have two . They are bulletproof.
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:03 PM
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Husqvarna is an excellent trimmer that will definately hold up under commercial use. I have two . They are bulletproof.
very much true...Huskys are very good..........
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