what to do with this vintage trimmer....shame to throw it away

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass disaster, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,776

    ok so this trimmer fires but i cant seem to keep it running.

    i tried a new seal but somehow its not sealing up good and not getting fuel.

    do i really just throw it in the garbage.

    i saw a while back someone was trying to sell this motor for $40.... not sure if it ever sold



  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    throw it away
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    it was junk to start with -made by piston powered prodycts. later idc-junk
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Take it to a scrap yard. Or you could put it on CL and sell it to some poor soul.
  5. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Mount it on the wall or ceiling of your shop.
    It maybe junk to some but it history to others.
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    You won't get much if you scrap it.
    I'm into vintage bikes.
    Put it away and forget about it, you'd be surprised what becomes valuable after a few years.
    Even turds from back in the day are in demand today.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Put it on Ebay. That trimmer was made by Kioritz. The same company that owns Echo and Shindaiwa. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if you could still buy parts for it.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Exactly, that's an old Echo engine on that trimmer. I bet a collector would like to have it.
  9. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,776

    Could I sell just the engine?
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  10. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Maybe. Put it on Ebay. I started to throw out an old Stihl chainsaw that had not run in years, and only ran for about 30 minutes after sinking a pile of money into it in the early-1990's. Someone gave me over 100 bucks for it on ebay.

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