Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawncare04, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Don't forget a HUSKY !!!!!! :)
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    and I suppose a curve shaft one, aye cappy:)
  3. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    A STIHL 110X 4mix works great for us. about $350 plenty of power and not bad on gas
  4. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Female, from Lakeland, Tn.
    Messages: 59

    I've had the same Redmax for 4 years and it's still going as strong as ever.
  5. Sonfire23

    Sonfire23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Stihl FS 110 4-mix, easy to get parts for, besides how much longer will Redmax be around?
  6. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    What's wrong with Redmax???
  7. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    ive had a husky for 3 years now and is running like a champ
  8. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I've had a Husky for 1 1/2 yrs and some head aches with it. The dealer says I'm not running it wide open so the emissions are plugging up? Then it won't rev up, sounds like a crock to me.
  9. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    The two-stroke engines on lawn equipment are engineered to run best at full throttle. The dealer is correct.
    Go with a Stihl FS 85, the gold standard.
  10. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Dealer is correct as far as 'suppose' to be run at wide open or near it for 2 stroke equipment. Your trimmer may be sluggish if already fouled, crank it up and run it for some time, may be able to 'blow' it out.

    Do yourself a favor when using 2 stroke, most have a 'lock' open button for initial starting. Once it's running and you're ready to work with it, lock it open and run it this way. You should find it runs well, cuts good, bump and feed works as it should, and even your line will last longer. Another big advantage, you can then place your normal throttle hand in other places, eliminates a lot of fatigue.

    I see so many operators with fingers on the throttle, revving it up only when needed. Actually creating more work, and the line will tend to bind easier.

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