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stihl multitask tools or edger and trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cntryboymc, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. cntryboymc

    cntryboymc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 193

    any thoughts on stihl kombisystem?im considering something like this with an edger,adjustable hedge trimmerstring trimmer attatchments.or would it be better to buy each separately?which stihl models do you recommend for each?how much for each piece individually?
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    my thought is this. if the engine dies--then you have NO equipment. thats why i purchased seperate equipment
  3. a1 lawncare

    a1 lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    if your a one man crew you'll only be limited by what ffemt said, but if you have a crew wont somebody be twiddling there thumbs sometime. oh yea, welcome to lawnsite
  4. tazz

    tazz LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 38

    I have used the stihl interchangeable for 3 years with great success. helps with storage space and offers a good choice tools. I have the hedge trimmer chainsaw rototiller and edger attachments why pay for separate engines for each?
  5. Camelot Gardens Uk

    Camelot Gardens Uk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    I have a Stihl FS55RT with string trimmer, hedgecutter, lawn edger. Had the engine and string trimmer stolen in March, also have Shindaiwa AH230 so went on with this. Now trashed Shindaiwa on chain link fence so have ordered new Stihl engine $300 as have lots of hedges booked.

    Only fault I find is the bolt that secures the various attachments has to be replaced occasionally as the thread strips due to lots of change overs "commercially" would last longer for a home owner.
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    I have FS 85 RT and KM 85 R powerheads, using both interchangeably with my trimmer, edger, and 22" hedgetrimmer extensions, great and powerful machines. Love it. Try to save some bucks for pruner head later this year for cutting tall trees 'branches. I think you have 2 powerheads interchaneable you should be set for success.
    Once engine is hot, there is no stop cutting...

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