Trimmer attachment advice please...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by irishsoul, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. irishsoul

    irishsoul LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 71

    Hello all, the trimmer I'm planning on purchasing is the Stihl FS-90. I see that there are attachments available for it. There's an edger head, hedge trimmer head, etc. My question is are these attachments worth it or do I want to buy a separate edger, hedge trimmer and so on? I'm just starting out this season and any advice is much appreciated! --- Thx!
     
  2. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    I'm starting out this year, and I recently purchased the same trimmer. I figure I'll buy the attachments as I need them and swap them until it gets too cumbersome and time consuming to make it worth while, then go buy a dedicated unit for each task.

    If you plan on doing it a lot, I'd suggest going with the Kombi system, a few dollars more, but very easy to change things out, and i've heard nothing but good things about them.
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    well for the hedgers and other stuff, you'll only use them every once in a while so its not a big deal. but for the edger, if you finish trimming a lawn you then have to take the trimmer head off, put the edger on and when finished edging, go back and put the trimmer back on. for now that would be ok, but when you have a lot of work to do in one day. its going to be very time consuming. but by then you'll be able to afford to buy a seperate edger. we just picked up one of those kombi ones. a stihl fs90. a lot easier then switching out the heads everytime you want to use something.
     
  4. irishsoul

    irishsoul LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 71

    Raven, thanks for your help again! Are these "combi" systems commercial rated and will it stand up as well as the FS-90?
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    we have the KM90R i think. also we have that Yardboss Tiller/Cultivator we just got them so i do not know how they are going to compare to the Fs90. or the Echo Attachment trimmers.
     

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