Good trimmer?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by yungman, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    I am comparing Stihl FS130, FS110, Shindaiwa T3410, Honda HHT35 and Makita all 4 cycle trimmer. Anyone have any opinion?
     
  2. J&T Kiev

    J&T Kiev LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.W In.
    Posts: 416

    I use FS 110's their powerful on the low end, but if your needs do not include attachment and your basically looking for a general purpose trimmer, the FS 100 is a pound lighter(lighter on your wallet to) same engine and power. The FS 130 is more appropriate if you do a lot of brush-cutting.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    You mean there are other brands beside Stihl ?
     
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Stihl is that good!!!
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    YEP !!! :clapping:
     
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Thanks
    What oil and what ratio to use?
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have been using nothing but this; http://www.tanaka-usa.com/index.php?section=154 for over 12 years, It has fuel stabilizer already in it and keeps the fuel good for a year.

    No worry about proper mix with this, It works in any air cooled 2 cycle engine.


    My Stihl saws sit in the cases as long as 8 months at a time and start on three pulls......
     
  8. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Thanks RestroRob
     
  9. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    I have an 110. It is a great trimmer. Been using it for several years as a homeowner and it has not needed any maintenance.
     
  10. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Almost all of the commercial brand 2 cycle oils have a fuel stabilizer in them.
     

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