Stihl FS 72 Trimmer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by boxoffire, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Just won my first ever ebay auction on a used Stihl FS 72 trimmer. I have a Homelite that is up and down (have to adjust carb every so often and it smokes alot on startup until warm). I was hoping this used Stihl is in decent working condition (it said it was and I paid $65 + $25 shipping = $90 total). This way maybe I can hold off on that new commercial one for a bit. Now I just need an edger, hmmmm... I know at least a FC 85 or Echo PE260 minimum. There are a couple of the PE260's on ebay at around $100 right now, but they will go up and I found one on sale for $299 at a fairly local dealer to me and I'm thinking that one. Let's see how this first ebay purchase treats me before I venture out and snatch something else up.
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    That Stihl will probibly last you quite a while before you have to replace it. If it was me i'd go ahead and get that new edger from the dealer for $299. Personally I don't trust e-bay. I'd never buy anything off of it.

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