New small equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfman33, May 19, 2004.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    I'm going out this Saturday and getting some new small engine equipment. The Dealer is having a commercial appreciation day and giving 10% off. Wanted to know if anybody runs any of these and what you think. It's all STIHL equipment as well.

    BR 420 Blower
    FS85RX trimmer
    FC85 Edger
    MS290-20" chain saw


  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I had a 420 blower for 6 years before it got stolen last year. Awesome, never had a problem and it had lots of power.
  3. deadend

    deadend LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Don't buy that POS 290 chainsaw. It is a certified homeowner model. How Stihl markets that thing so that they sell so many is beyond me. That saw weighs as much as an 044 with half the power. Durability is an issue also. Spend another 50 and buy a 260 and have a pro saw that will last for 15 years.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I use a fs55 trimmer and a 320 blower and i think its a 345 hedge trimmer, had them 2 years now and they are doing great
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    That would be a good deal if he isn't already over priced.

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