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Stihl KM130 vs KM110

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Ormond32176, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Ormond32176

    Ormond32176 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I'm currently using about a 6 year old (not exactly sure, but old) KM110. It still runs all but flawlessly but I was looking at getting a new unit and keeping this one as a back up. Is there anyone who uses the 130 and would say they wouldn't even consider a 110 because of _________.

    There are some products that are like you have seen the light after you pick up a new one, and was wondering if there was any spectacular bonus of getting the 130. I haven't found anything that the 110 can't handle, but if there is some glowing imperfection compared to the 130? I can pick one up for $379. I definitely need something new because if my 110 goes down, I am out of a blower, edger, and weedeater, and that just requires A LOT of faith in that one powerhead to make it through the day.
  2. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    have both use both night an day difference in the two

    a 110 is a great all around power head

    a 130 although only 5cc more is a beast i generally run blades on my 130's
    when i run line a 130 it's Oregon .155 twisted

    i might throw a FC110 edge head on one of my 130's just to see will do

    in all honesty if a 110 won't handle the job the 130 more than likely will

    that said each piece has it's place if you need a new power head (if it were me I would stay with a 110)

    the 130 in my opinion isn't a trimming machine it's a bush, siding, truck tire destroyer, for med to heavy regular trimming the 110 is fine
  3. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    For five years we trimmed and edged weekly lawns with a 130 powerful and did everything we could throw at it. This year we switched to 100rx but still carry the 130 on the trailer for over grown stuff. We also have the 110 but just wish we would have skipped it and gone to the 130
  4. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    ................. There, I loaned you a few. Please place them as needed. Ish.
  5. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    thank you post from my phone

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