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Old 03-09-2005, 04:03 PM
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Oldies but Goodies --what still works

Jim Kendrick @ TURF Magazine here ...

A reader just suggested we do a column of folks experience with equipment after it's gone through the wringer and back ...and keeps on ticking.

Like ... I know I've cut at least 1,000 cords of firewood (here in Vermont) with my 18-year-old Stihl chain saw. Still starts. Still cuts great.

What cha got on that topic?
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:01 PM
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I have an old honda hrc 216 that just keeps going, and going. I did not have it the whole time, but I have had it for about a year, the guy said it was 7 years old. so it's eight now.

I also have friend that has a T27 trimmer. still cuts great and starts on the first pull.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:04 PM
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Stihl FS85 Trimmers, thousands of hours on them. Those trimmers sure have seen some good workouts, and they just keep running and running.....
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:10 PM
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2-stroke lawnboy's, i have an 85' model that outpowers the new machines
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:20 PM
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I have a John Deere Chainsaw that used to be my dad's, made in the late 70's. Still runs has sure cut a lot of wood.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:29 PM
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Stihl FS-85 trimmer that just won't quit. It must have 3,000 hours on it. Also a Stihl BR-400 backpack blower that refuses to die. Plenty of hours on that one as well.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:36 PM
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I got one for ya's me. Just like the Eveready bunny.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:45 PM
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My Snapper 28" riding mower just keeps running and running and running... It's seen 8 years of residential use cutting about an acre a week, and the past 3 years it's been used commercially, and has seen 15+ hours a week.
Every year it usually needs
1 belt:$15
3-4 new blades:$15 (Damage from rocks, sticks, etc)
4-5 clutches:$13
Along with regular greasing/oil changes
It just keeps running. I want to get a smaller walk-behind, might even look into this new exmark 26", but this thing just keeps running, and its fun to drive.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:59 PM
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I have a 1989 Bobcat gear drive walk-behind that can still cut right with the latest mowers
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:08 PM
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we have a 1984 john-deere tractor named bobby.
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