help on buying a few things

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by josh1981, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    Hey guys. New here. Nice site. I need to buy a new leaf blower and weedwacker, maybe a new chainsaw and walk behind lawn mower (depends if my stepdad takes them). I was thinking about all john deere stuff. Badically we need to leaf blower to blow off the driveway and around the house, weedwhacker to go along the driveway and around house, lawnmower to cut a few acres, and chainsaw to take small trees and brush down (some bigger trees as well). We live in a subdivision so no fields or anything. SO what are some good john deere models to look at? What are some other good brands to look at?
     
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    weedeater line trimmer
    weedeater blower
    mccullough chain saw
    troy built or craftsman mower.
    that equipment should work......
     
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Stihl &Redmax are my top choices. Iknow stihl makes homeowner equipment and it lasts long if you take care of it. For a mower look at Craftsman, JD, Toro, Honda.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I would visit your local stihl dealer for the trimmer and blower. Not as expensive as you think for homeowner models that actually last -- for the mower I would recommend honda or JD
     
  5. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    sounds good so far. here are some pics of our property. The bigger trees in the picture are the biggest we would cut down, along with some smaller ones. Blow off the driveway and sidewalk, some leaves off the lawn in fall. Weedwhack around the house and along driveway and around a few trees. And cut the gras of course. Which size chainsaw, leaf blower, weedwhacker, lawn mower do you guys reccomend?
     
  6. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    here are the pictures.

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  7. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    How big is your property? You mentioned among your needs a "lawnmower to cut a few acres" and you also said you wanted a walk-behind mower. If that's what you end up getting, I think you'll regret not having gone after a rider of some kind, preferably 48" or wider.
     
  8. Jaeger

    Jaeger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Stay away from the cheap brands at Home cheapo or Lowes. Not weedeater,
    it is junk and will not last.

    Redmax and stihl. Even for a homeowner occassional use. Will last a lifetime.
    Troy-bilt use to be good way back in the days, now mass market junk. Made in china or taiwan some of it. Now there's quality!

    Husqvarna, Redmax, Stihl or Shindaiwa come to mind for lasting excellent working power equipment.

    Lawn mower: Toro Super Recycler w/ cast deck is the BEST.
     
  9. Jaeger

    Jaeger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    .... for about a week!
     
  10. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    sarcasm my dear friend, sarcasm! just a troll to get a response. it's usually the newbies or know-it-alls that take the bait.
    in response to the original post, any commercial grade equipment will serve the homeowner for a lifetime, with proper care. spending a little more will help to ensure that you have reliable equipment that is a pleasure to use. some on here are totally brand loyal, i have a penchant for stihl, others are opportunist and buy what is locally available or less expensive, mixing and matching brands. i would look for a dealer that you feel comfortable with and spend a little getting to know them. make several visits to the shop to see how you are treated.
     

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