How long do you keep your hand-helds?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by z_clark, Mar 10, 2007.

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How long do you keep your hand-helds?

  1. One year, then sell and replace.

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. Two years.

    12 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Three Years.

    9 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Run them until they will no longer run.

    191 vote(s)
    84.1%
  5. This poll stinks....I am going to go mow now.

    11 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. Alpha01

    Alpha01 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Till death do we part
     
  2. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    Run them till they die then i strip it for spare parts
     
  3. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I run um dead, or until I get bored of it and want a new one lol
    Jake
     
  4. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 270

    Till they stop cut'n. LOL
     
  5. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    well mine all died except this homlite and i hated it sooo fing bad. so we bought a john deere pro series.
     
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,805

    Until it does not start...
     
  7. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    As a homeowner, I don't use them like you guys. I do have a Stihl trimmer and a handheld that are both pushing the 20 year mark( give or take a couple of years), and still run strong. I buy commercial equipment of the lower-mid grade price/model range and take good care of it and find that it takes care of me!!
     
  8. APV's Mowing

    APV's Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    first year in the buisness but i will be replacing my ryobi becuase it sucks and its old and i need commercial, and after that till its dead or cost too much to run
     
  9. Dave_005

    Dave_005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 359

    like most i run them till they quit on me or start taking excessive pulls to start.
     
  10. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    I cant see why you would throw away any 2 cycle shindaiwa or redmax piece of equipment. Everything is rebuildable and there easy to work on. All you have to do is go buy parts for it. You can buy a new piston, head and rebuild the carb for 45% of the cost of a new one why spend the extra money if you have the time to repair - fixthem. They all eventually wear. I would buy brand new and keep them or rebuild them unless you are unhappy with it for some technical reason.

    A new clutch and bearings and its like new again. Its what they are made to do to be repaired and fixed.

    There are some fellas on here that have the same trimmer for over 10 years.
     

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