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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by z_clark, Mar 10, 2007.
How long do you keep your hand-held untis? This is for string trimmers, edgers, etc...
From anywhere to some of many of these things, they last a year and crap out.
So when I find one that's a cut above, I hang on to it as long as possible.
1) Until I can no longer stand to use it / I have or want something better.
2) Until fixing it costs more than the machine is worth.
3) Until it gets stolen.
I will keep mine until they no longer run. I have an Echo 210 trimmer that I have had since I started 5 years ago and it still runs great. Well, I mean it was running great until I canabalized parts from it to fix a 230. But as soon as I throw the missing parts back on it, it should run justs fine again. I have found that working on my trimmers and blowes and stuff really relaxes me. If I always have new equipment with no problems, then that takes away one thing that I enjoy doing.
You keep them until it's no longer cost-feasible to keep them running. My favorite handheld is a RedMax BC-2300 trimmer. It's six years old, my oldest running handheld, and no doubt, my favorite.
I just purchased the shindaiwa 8510 back pack blower. How long do you think this will last. I just do this part-time. It better run for ever for how much they cost.
I run them untill they will not run... within reason
Til death do we part!!.....then they get kept for parts
I have a homelite that starts first pull from 91
Run it till it dies or you wanna kill it because your sick of pulling the string 50 times
I run them till they die. If the performance starts to be compromised or they take 10+ pulls to start, I will either keep them as a back-up unit or keep them for parts. I won't keep an older unit as a primary machine unless it is in good running condition.