Stihl Product Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by born2farm, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok. I was looking through my 2008 Sthil Catalog because I need to purchase a new trimmer and blower. I will be using it for 10-20 yards a week for no more than an hour a day. Heres my question.

    What is the difference between say the KM 55 R kombi motor and the KM 90 R kombi motor. The 55 is a "HomeScaper" unlike the 90. Is there a big difference? Same with say the BG 55 and the BG 65 D?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    there is always a difference between homeowner model& commercial
     
  3. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    what im asking is, is the homescaper built to commercial standards with just a smaller motor and components or is it built cheaper. i would like to know if the homescaper units will hold up for the 1hr a day ill be using it everyday of the week?
     
  4. snowin

    snowin LawnSite Member
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    Go with the km90r,the 55 is built much cheaper and has a plastic handle that vibrates alot.The 90 runs smoother and although has a bigger engine burns less fuel.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    The 55 would be a good backup (If you already had one like me), but if you have the money, skip even the 90 and get the 130...boat loads of power and runs like a champ.

    Oh, if you have to edge a new edge the KM55 has no power.
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 1,291

    Brock,

    I agree the 90 or 130 are both great units! We been using the 90 but i'm going to buy a 130 this year :D
     
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 1,291

    Also please keep in mind the Brock is a good kid, and money is tight for him!
     

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