Breaking out the wallet again tomorrow

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Picking these up tomorrow to add to my arsenial. Hope they do me good! Its the KM130 with a 36cc engine.




  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Oh and this too :weightlifter: This is a MS-290 with an 18'' bar now mind you i am getting a pretty good discount on all of this stuff so that makes it alittle easier to swallow.

  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Post some pics when you get all your new toys!!
  4. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Have you ever used a curved shaft edger? I just can't get used to it, and it bothers me. I've used a straight shaft for quite a while now.

    Good luck!
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    You'll like the Stihl Kombi. I have the sythe, trimmer and pruning saw attachment.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Your gonna love the KM130...wait until you see how much power it has and how easy it is to start (No need to prime with the bulb, just choke for me anyways). I have the same powerhead and I love it! Oh since you posted pics of the curved shaft, dont waste your money (YMMV)...get the straight...if you still want the curved I will sell you mine!! If you have to do new edge the straight is the only way to go.
  7. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Or just repost the same pics:rolleyes:
  8. Indy Kyle

    Indy Kyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I have always used a straight shaft trimmer then last year I used a curved shaft for about an hour. I felt like I was going to die. It killed my back. Being 6'3" doesn't help much either.
  9. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    LOL :clapping::clapping:
  10. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    hey bigw, just be careful getting yourself in too deep (debt and/or cash poor), before you get the ball rolling. i'm not going to ask how you're acquiring and/or paying for all the "best stuff"... your business is none of my business. HOWEVER, i will say, most of us started out with older machines and SLOWLY and/or steadily worked our way up to "state of the art" equipment. morever most of us learned, thru 1st hand experience, (YOUR) customers' needs dictate any equipment needed and/or purchased to get the job done AND make you money, not put you in debt!!!. i'd rather be putting "green" my pocket rather than "red" on the spreadsheet. for larger projects, think of rentals until you become established. don't take offense... i've read some of your posts and know how "sensitive" you can get... just looking out for the new guy. good luck and put all that "stuff" to good use. have a good one.

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