Which to get for beginning business- Stihl KM130R or Echo PAS266 or

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dropnbassonu, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Agreed.^^^^^
    I wonder if it is a scam ad? It looks about identical to the one I saw listed conditionwise.

    Yes, grab it if it runs right. The older 85's seem to be better machines than the newer 86's with their epa crap. Mine is 11 years old and still going strong, and I've uesed the snot outta mine. Only thing I've changed on it is the feul filter, and that was just this year.
     
  2. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use the blower attachment for the km130. It does have more cfm then the handhelds and the br500/br550. You can get up
    Under the truck and trailer with it good too. I have the 90km and the 130km with lots of att. What I like about having two of them is if one would ever act up in the field just switch it over to the other one to get you threw the day. I don't have a blower rack on my trailer so I just take the two trimmers out and it gets the job done. Don't like leaving a $500 br600 out on the trailer unlocked.
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  3. dropnbassonu

    dropnbassonu LawnSite Member
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    With it being such a great deal supposedly, how much do you think a fair price would be?
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  4. dropnbassonu

    dropnbassonu LawnSite Member
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    This is exactly what I wanted to hear, somebody who has the blower attachment with the 130 head and has used it. Are you happy with it? Would you rather have the hand held or your attachment?
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a fair price, but since it says 125, I am guessing they are planning on coming down to 100. Still, I wouldn't ley 25 beat me out of a good deal. It won't last long at that price either.

    I don't care what the guy above posted, it doesn't have more power than the HH's do and certainly not more than a 550.:rolleyes: Go to your dealer and test them out on real world debris.
     
  6. caseysmowing

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    I am happy with it and it's hard to beat the price to have a decent blower with no maint. I've never used a handheld before so I can't compare. What I can say is you might get tired of switching the att back and forth on every yard. I find the blower att
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  7. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am happy with it and it's hard to beat the price to have a decent blower with no maint. I've never used a handheld before so I can't compare. What I can say is you might get tired of switching the att back and forth on every yard. I find the blower att to be easier and sufficient instead of throwing on a backpack for a little grass on a driveway and sidewalk. You are stuck in a hard spot. Buy the att and switch a lot, spend more money on a HH and be more efficient, or buy a br600 and get some leaf jobs in the fall. I would go with the 600 and also buy the att for backup. It's really a money and efficient thing to me. I also didn't say it had more power just more cfm. You have to factor in the mph too. I really don't know why they make the 500/550 anyway.
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  8. caseysmowing

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    Another problem with the trimmer and blower setup is trimmer racks. To keep it locked you would have to have a one place trimmer rack setup just for it. Just something to think about. I keep mine in the back of the truck. Not the best idea.
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  9. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Used ones typically go for 100-150.The handheld mentioned came with the vac attachment kit. Kinda nice for cleaning out around bushes. It was around $300 new. So $100 is a great deal if its in good shape (as it appears). I'd feel like I stole it for $125 or under.
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  10. dropnbassonu

    dropnbassonu LawnSite Member
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    Unfortunately it doesn't come with the attachments to vacuum, so that would be an out of pocket expense :(
     

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