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Propane Weed Trimmer and MTD Pro

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by GrassesGuy, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Anyone ever heard of these. I was at Menards today and saw this propane weed trimmer. I picked it up and it seemed heavy and even had a strap attatched to it for your shoulder. Anyone ever heard of MTD Pro and or propane weed wackers? Are they any good or junk.
  2. wvaughn7

    wvaughn7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Ok so the propane weedeater just seems unlogical. I have never seen one, nor heard of one. On the other hand MTD Pro is what all of our equipment is. We have the MMZ2554 which is a 54" zero turn with the 25hp Kohler engine. It is a well built machine, and is the same thing as a cub cadet tank essentially. We also have the 1448g which is a 48" gear drive walk behind. It has a 14hp Kawasaki engine on it which has been indestructble. Overall both are great machines that are very easy to work on a find parts. My dad had an MTD Pro tractor style mower that he purchased in 82 and we just sold it yesterday and have never done anything but sharpen blades and change oil etc.
  3. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Well they definately exsist. Do you have any experiance with the MTD PRO weed wacker gas powered?
  4. wvaughn7

    wvaughn7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    No I do not, we run all Echo handhelds. As far as handheld stuff goes I would probably just stay with a major brand like Echo, Stihl, Red Max, etc. The mowers are very good though and I would recommend testing one out if you are interested.
  5. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Yeah they have a 21" MTD Pro with a swivel tires in the front and a kohler engine. Seemed like it was built well and it was around $400, so not to bad on price either. I'm actually in the market for a small 21" commercial mower. I currently have lawn boys with commercial engines that never diem but other parts are deteriating after 10 years.
  6. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I wonder how much fuel they consume and is it cost effective. The weight factor detours me though.
  7. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

  8. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

  9. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    sounds high?

    2 hours a can, so you need 20 cans for 40 hours
    you can buy bulk packs of 4cans for $11 at any camping store
    20 cans would be.....$$$to high.
  10. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    The article says those cans can't be refilled, but they make an adaptor to re-fill those cans from larger propane tanks. I believe it is legal to do so if you don't sell the re-filled canisters. That could make a substantial difference in the cost of fuel fo rthese trimmers.

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