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Just bought a Kombi tool.......

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Outdoors_Unlimited, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    What tools do you use??

    I purchased a 110, and the straight edger to replace my stick edger that was stolen.

    I do high end residential sites, and plan purchasing the articulated hedge trimmer, the pole saw, a few extensions, and the cultivator.

    My first question, for anyone who has the cultivator attachment, how does it work, compared to a dedicated mantis style tiller??

    Do they make an attachment like the Echo bed edger for the Stihl system?
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  2. Cheffy

    Cheffy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I have the pole saw and just bought the straight edger. i do not see a Bed edger in the book . For the kombi.
  3. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    Yeah I didn't see one in the owners manual but thought Id ask if anyone knew of one available.

    Anyone know if the echo tool will fit the Stihl power head?
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  4. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    The cultivator is great for ground that is already loosened up. Only thin i did was swap the "straight blades" with the bent ones from the stihl mm-55 and now it works great. Just don't expect it to replace a rototiller :)
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,164

    I use my tiller with great results. It gets used for mixing compost and soil while installing plants and to fluff up old mulch. I have the stihl tiller head attached to an old fs56r.
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  6. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Works great on fairly loose soil.I also used it to mix my sand/cement/stone mortar mix before adding water. Saved a lot of shoveling.
  7. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    Thanks guys. I've got 11k sq of bed to cultivate. They haven't been done in a while, but even with a hula hoe, its breaking up easy.

    Id be stupid not to go buy one to try.

    I didn't think of it for fluffing mulch.
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I don't have a Kombi, but I have an FS90R that accepts the different gearbox attachments. (not compatible with Kombi attachments)

    I have the articulating hedge trimmer attachment and it was worth every penny. (even though it was a lot of pennies)
    Buying the trimmer attachment that doesn't adjust to different angles would have been a huge mistake.
  9. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    Well, after the first week with it........I'm not really impressed. Its heavy as a stick edger, having to use the high idle start almost every time is a pain. Also my trigger mechanism isn't quite right. It is difficult to turn off, and often won't release the hi idle when trigger is depressed. I will be taking it to the dealer tomorrow to have it fixed.

    I've always been a Stihl saw fan, and never really impressed with their lawn tools. I went with the Stihl over Redmax because of tool selection (extension pole mainly as I do a lot of tree work) I'm hoping I don't regret this thing.
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  10. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,445

    I have had one for 2 or 3 years and love it. I use the pole saw, articulating hedge trimmer, power broom and edger. Up here we don't do a LOT of edging so it works great for us. Also nice to keep the hedge attachment in the truck box in case you need to swap it out for a quick trimming. I can see if you did a lot of edging then the Kombi one might get a bit heavy and cumbersome. I also have the 110 and no problems at all, but it has been lightly used overall - I don't trim with it or anything.

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