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Weed eaters
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jamo    Posted 08-01-2003 at 20:06:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have to buy a new weed eater and I need some advice. I trim about 3 to 4 acres of lawn. thanks Jan

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-02-2003 at 07:55:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Mrs. has a mowing service. She does residences, churches, cemetaries, and so forth. She makes more return on her equip. investments buying the Weed Eater Power Plus at Wally World, using it till it dies (usually they are beyond hope in three seasons of commercial use) then just tosses them in the dumpster and gets another. Same principal as the Timex. I don't know how they would fare in a consumer situation, but I would imagine the same results.

Ladyhawk    Posted 08-02-2003 at 07:51:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a Stihl with handlebars a few years ago. It's been excellent. It will easily take down woody plant material of a 1/2" or so. Although it's heavier it does have a strap to help support the weight. I use a blade instead of the wheel twine. It holds up alot better.

I use it for everything, including edging the lawn. It is a good name brand and should last forever!

Tom A    Posted 08-02-2003 at 06:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Ryobi 700-series 2 stroke. They're cheap (can find 'em for about $70-80).

Mine is 6 or 7 years old now, and for the last 5 I've been on the farm and use it to clear *lots* of fenceline with heavy honeysuckle and briars...I'm on my 3d or 4th big spool of commercial-quality refill line if that's any indication. So far, no maintenance other than replacing line and adding gas. If it burned out today, I'd buy the same again in a heartbeat.

Friend of mine repairs small engines for a job and he recommended it way back when...said he wouldn't make any money off of it, but it is what *he* uses.


walt    Posted 08-02-2003 at 05:50:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Picked up a Ryobi 4cycle off Ebay. Had it 2yrs now. Very pleased and great not having to mix oil/gas.

magpie    Posted 08-01-2003 at 22:41:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife has a few weed eaters. They automatically fertilize as they weed. They are called saanens.

Randy    Posted 08-01-2003 at 20:50:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Straight shaft it the most important thing to me. With a bump head.

Willy-N    Posted 08-01-2003 at 20:35:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Home-Lite been useing it for 6 years now. Just cleaned 1 mile of fence line again with it today. Still on the original plug and starts just great. Mark H.

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