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Shindaiwa M242 vs STIHL KM90R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kawasaki guy, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    yes, the 2-cycle shin is the best! I hope to get out to the dealer soon to look at the machines
     
  2. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have until nov to pick a machine! keep posting
     
  3. smitty's lawncare

    smitty's lawncare LawnSite Member
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    shindaiwa for sure hands down. if you want to work harder than you alredy do, you can get a big bulky heavy stihl....but if you are anything like me, i dont want to pack around that weight all day. stihl is best for heavy duty use...not for lawcare in my opinion. Plus, shindaiwa will not put such a dent in your pocketbook! best of luck to ya!
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. smitty's lawncare

    smitty's lawncare LawnSite Member
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    well, i reckon that sounds about right...where im from, pretty much everything stihl is the most expensive..sorry for the mis-write
     
  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    it's ok

    :):):):):)
     
  8. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    i am going to the dealer this weekend guys!! Keep posting! I buy in Nov!
     
  9. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
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    I'd go with the Stihl because of the wider selection of attachments, and that the base model professional powerhead is 28 cc versus 24-ish from the Shindy.
     
  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Will,

    I got the Stihl 2 months ago. I have picked up an edger attachment, trimmer attachment, and an old Ryobi brand blower attachment too.

    I am loving it :cool2:
     

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