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John Deere Handheld Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,167

    Anyone out there operating John Deere handheld equipment such as string trimmers and hedge trimmers powered by the Mitsubishi 2 cycle engines. If so, how are they holding up?
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I have a JD edger, but not too happy with it. The engine is fine, but the head has been slippin on me.
  3. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    most jd hand held is made by homelight
  4. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    I don't think the JD pro series handheld is made by homelite. The homeowner trimmers are identicle, just different colors, but the pre series I think are completely different.
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    i thought homelite and jd were the same?
  6. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    jd bought out homelite plus own green machine. they are now getting rid of homelite. Ther commerical line has the mits motors. The hedgetrimmers use to be built by echo and where pretty good but sence have started building them there self and not as good as before.
  7. Samurai WeedWacker

    Samurai WeedWacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    I've had a 21C for about 7 or 8 years. This year it was relegated to backup status but still runs well after having had only minor repairs. Got a T105C at the start of the past season. It's a fine machine.
  8. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    I have a jd bp40 (backpack blower) It has decent power. Pain in the rear to start. It costs around 400.00 and when it dies there is no doubt that I will go redmax.

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