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Huscavana vs. Troy Built

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rdrap, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. rdrap

    rdrap LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 10

    Went to Lowe's this weekend. They had both Huscavana and Troy Built and trimmers and blowers.

    Troy Built had two model trimmers that are 4 cycle and don't need oil mixed with the gas. Price on these two units are around between $175-195. Price on the Huscavana 2-cycle units $390.

    Any opinions on the Troy Built 4 cycles units?

    Any opinions on the Huscavana units?

  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Get a Red Max!!! I love my Red Max BCZ2600S trimmer!!! It has a lot of power and torque!!!
  3. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Your post should read "Husqvarna vs. MTD"
    There is no more Troy-Built. MTD bought the name and some of the products lines. Bolens was bought by Garden Way which was bought by Troy-Built which was bought by MTD. It makes it fun trying to get parts sometimes. You need a slide rule to keep up with who owners what now days
  4. j.p.landscaping

    j.p.landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    If there gonna be used for professional use......Don't buy either brand. If it's just for homeowner use, go with husky.
  5. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    Husky is fine for commercial use! I have guys that have had theirs for over 10 year and they are still going strong!

    The Troybuilt is made by Ryobi - both of witch are owned by MTD. so its junk!
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    The Troybilt trimmer is crap, a waste of money. I bought one before I knew any better. The motor seized after 7 hours of use. I returned it, got my money back and bought a Stihl. You're money ahead to buy professional quality equipment at a dealer, not a hardware store that pays minimum wage.
  7. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Hey fixer, did I hear right? MTD now owns the McCulloch brand, and they sold off the Ryobi product to TTI (Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.)?

    Funny how the homeowner kind of hand held brands transfer hands so many times.
  8. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Yes you heard right. But that may change next week.
  9. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Husqvarna is an excellent trimmer that will definately hold up under commercial use. I have two . They are bulletproof.
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    very much true...Huskys are very good..........:)

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