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Stihl seems to be taking over Texas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GlynnC, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. GlynnC

    GlynnC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Due to family health issues (another story), I've been in the Houston and San Antonio areas of Texas for most of the last 6 months. For several years, I've noticed that Echo seemed to rule the handheld business, with Stihls being used by citiy/county crews. This time, I've seen very few Echos, a few Shindaiwas, but mostly Stihls. I haven't talked to any of the crews to ask about the reason for the brand change--probably couldn't speak the right language.

    Since I don't have any brand loyalties (other than my Kaw KGT27A trimmer), this is just an observation, no hidden messages intended.
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I think it goes by area, but a lot of city, county, state, ect..... run Stihl because of the deals they will make on large purchases. I know that since John Deere started carrying Stihls a lot more gov type workers are using them because JD leases the mowers with service and the handhelds for a fixed price for I think 3 years.

    I prefer Maruyama and Husqvarna trimmers and Echo and Redmax blowers.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,842

    Echo don't compet in state and local bids so yes stihl rules.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It's that ongoing gas cap conspiracy, now it's all over your state too, RUN forest RUN!
  5. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,025

    The county uses stihl here to and use scag wild cats. Most lco people i see use stihl and redmax.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    the only place sthil rules is the volume of them in the repair shop

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