Shindaiwa M242 vs STIHL KM90R

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

  1. smitty's lawncare

    smitty's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    t242 is my favorite trimmer of all time. its super light and fuel efficient. all my handhelds, blowers etc are shindaiwa. i dont think i would use any other brand
  2. bigredd

    bigredd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Both are equally good. I have a Stihl FS90 for a few years and it's been super reliable. Just picked up a used Shindaiwa 242 package that is also great. It includes an AH Hedge trimmer, string trimmer and both long and short shafts. Really like the balance of the hedge trimmer with short shaft.

    Used Stihl's seem to bring better prices on Ebay and CL.
  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,930

    Update, I already got a KM90... I love it...

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