I knew Stihl equipment was tough!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mikegyver, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was talking to a good friend of mine tonight. He and his son were up in Joplin cleaning up. They were back in the woods up there and found a handheld stihl blower. It had obviously had flown a ways as it was out away from houses and such. Parts were broken off and the tube was gone. His son took it back to a chain saw trailer and filled it with gas...it started on the 2nd pull...
    Thats why i use stihl.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    So they stole someones blower form their shed?
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The tornado did.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Now that's funny, yeah...
    I don't suppose it's going to be easy finding its rightful owner.
  5. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The son was prepared to fix it totally (he is a sell taught stihl mechanic who apparently can fix anything) but there was no need for that. Trust me I am not making any bit of this up...the guy is probably going to be a worker for me at some point.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    wow thats pretty crazy.
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are tough but I bet the damn toolless gas cap was broken.
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It would not have mattered anyways...he was working at a stihl outfitted trailer with EVERY part imaginable...I talked with the son today and he put a emphasis on how far from a house it was...
    He will be on my crew soon.
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    I will tell you all this...........After our big accident back 3 years ago, when a boy texting hit us broadside at a stop sign, Stihl products will take a flight through the air and hit the highway like a trooper. However, the shafts were bent, a few shrouds were cracked, and spark plugs broken.........they survived long enough for insurance to redeem them.
    By the time we replaced small parts and labor........it was cheaper to buy new again.
    Other than that our blowers have come off the trailer a couple of times from emps not strapping them down............they will take a whacking just fine.
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    being tough and reliable are 2 seperate things

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