Stihl Edger Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by freshprince94, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just bought a Stihl straight shaft edger attachment for my KM 90 R KombiMotor, and it looks like it will be a beast. The only problem is, the blade won't turn. The engine runs fine, but the blade dosen't turn.I am taking it to the dealer tomorrow but if you guys could help at all, it might save me a trip.
     
  2. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    make sure the blade is tight and make sure u got the edger all the way into the kombi head
     
  3. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did take it to the dealer just to check, the whole thing was misaligned. Apparantly, the factory screwed it up. Oh well, I used it on some accounts and it is a beast! It eats right through thick and wet edges.
     
  4. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Prince, I don't know if your dealer told you or not, but my dealer told me to switch attachments out with the power head in a vertical position. If you switch them out with it laying flat it won't connect.
     
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dealer never told me that but I will keep it in mind. Anyways, I actually took your advice about the Kombi and it worked out. I'll post pics of the edger later.
     
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    I'm glad you like the Kombi system, I'm loving my KM 130. What's up with your dealer though? When I bought my KM 130 my dealer went over how to install the attachments with me as I've never had one before. When I bought my first saw I was shown how and how not to start it.
     
  7. mtcjb

    mtcjb LawnSite Member
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    I have the stihl Kombi 110, bought the trim head edger and blower, trim head and edger worked flawlessly but went through 2 blowers not working at the dealer, she finally made an adjustment to the machine where the shaft comes out of the motor (extended it out just a hair) and it has worked flawlessly since.
     
  8. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My dealer is great, but I bought the Kombi as a hedge trimmer intending to use it for that purpose only, so he didn't help me hook it up. And i forgot the motor when I went to buy the edger:dizzy:

    Overall I am really liking Stihl products.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Prince......are you doing field test on various edging devices? See post about edgeit, you got a 265 and a 210. It really is very very simple to cut an edge just like in the picture with that 265 trimmer with the guard off. New workers learn how in less than a month.
     
  10. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have edged with a trimmer before and I don't like how it looks. My customers expect me to use an edger, and my edging is part of what sets me off from the competition. Edgers are most popular in Florida and the deep south, where most guys cutting the thinner grassed can use a trimmer.
     

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