ryobi stuff

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    A new store open up near me and it has alot of Ryobi stuff. Is it any good?
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    Consumer level quality
  3. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I bought one of their cordless drills a couple years ago. I wouldn't buy another one.
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,516

    Just about good for nothing in my book!

  5. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    No, you will love it till it falls apart the first season.
  7. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    First year part time and first year full time I used Ryobi. If you just have 10 small accounts and that is all you can afford it will work till you can afford something better. Don't miss them but they made me money. Actually the same set up is still being used by another part timer.
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I wouldn't bother with any consumer brand. There is simply no comparison between them and the commercial units. If price is an obstacle, I'd take a used commercial unit over ANY new consumer unit.
  9. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Everything made by them is a piece of ...t.
    Don't even try one, I started out 2 seasons ago, okay cutting your own lawn, just 1 lawn, it works wonders but as soon as you go out cutting at least thick healthy 5 more lawns, the "drive cable" (cheap quality) will snap and give up in the mid of job, leaving you unfinished lawns that day untill you got a new cable installed. That takes time, money, energy, gas, frustration, paper works and takes toll on your customer's confidence in you. It's not worth even a penny to use them.
    Go Stihl, or Shin, lifetime warranty on drive cable and it never snaps on me.
    so long Robi or something? never visit Lowe's lawn equip section again.
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

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