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Old 06-19-2017, 08:49 AM   #31
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Got one of these on the way too-


Husqvarna Leaf Blowers 570BTS

Lots of folks swear by Stihl, but I'm most impressed with the Huskys.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:13 AM   #32
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For cutting down small trees, up to about 1 1/2" I use my Bad Boy mower. If it will bend enough when I push sideways on the grass shoot I can cut it off. I then just mow over the tree to chop it up.
My string trimmer has a 4 cycle engine. The 2 cycle ones would only last maybe a year, I have had this one for about 5 very little maintenance and it will cut huge thistles and small saplings.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:06 AM   #33
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I have a 4 cycle troy bilt multi trimmer and love it.. its 4 cycle.. seems OK but somehow other than being super easy to start (electric!).. it doesnt have to me as much power as my old husky 2 cycle did.. but in the fall or cool spring that husky was a &^^& to start..
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Lots of folks swear by Stihl, but I'm most impressed with the Huskys.

I have a handful of chainsaws and demolition saws for land clearing and demolition work. Husqvarna's the only thing I have. I used to have a 3120 until it got stolen. What a beast that saw was.
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I have a handful of chainsaws and demolition saws for land clearing and demolition work. Husqvarna's the only thing I have. I used to have a 3120 until it got stolen. What a beast that saw was.
I'm not normally a brand-loyal person, but Husky is good stuff.
I've got a residential grade trimmer that's gotta be ten years old going STRONG.
I don't know why folks seem to have so many problems with 2 strokes. My grandad hated them.
All my oil burners run great and are lightweight and low on maintenance.
For chainsaws- I've actually been running an Echo 600 since at least 2010. Its been a great saw.
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i have a stihl chainsaw. its held up well over the years.

back in the day, i had a sawyer job with a logging outfit in Montana. this was probably '85 or '86. the company supplied the saw and took it out of your check if you broke it. we used these bad ass saws from germany called 'Sachs Dolmers". they were lightweight, and had power to cut all day.

one guy knocked down trees, then another drove the choker truck and dragged the trees down to me. i cut all the limbs off, cut them to length, and stacked the trees into a deck with a D7 Dozer so the log truck could load them and haul them away.

i'd put my saw down and climb into the dozer and get to work. it didnt take long ( for me) to forget where i left my saw and i only ran over one. thats all it took. after that i was quite sure where i placed my saw each time. there were quite pricey at the time.
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i have a stihl chainsaw. its held up well over the years.

back in the day, i had a sawyer job with a logging outfit in Montana. this was probably '85 or '86. the company supplied the saw and took it out of your check if you broke it. we used these bad ass saws from germany called 'Sachs Dolmers". they were lightweight, and had power to cut all day.

one guy knocked down trees, then another drove the choker truck and dragged the trees down to me. i cut all the limbs off, cut them to length, and stacked the trees into a deck with a D7 Dozer so the log truck could load them and haul them away.

i'd put my saw down and climb into the dozer and get to work. it didnt take long ( for me) to forget where i left my saw and i only ran over one. thats all it took. after that i was quite sure where i placed my saw each time. there were quite pricey at the time.
Sachs Dolamar made ROTARY chainsaws for a bit!
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rotary as in wankel? wow, try finding parts for that!

they are bad ass saws, the day i ran over mine, i had to use a back up saw for about a week waiting for a new one. the weight difference was unreal, the backup saw was pushing 30lbs and the sachs was less than 10.
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Yep, the wankel Dolmars are rare, and worth big bucks now.
I'd love to have one, just for the hell of it.
Been running my route with the EverRide last couple days. Great machine. Will cut St Augustine at light speed. I do have to slow down or do an overlap pass on tall bahia, but that's standard even with the 30 hp fuel injected toro mower that was 10 grand. I paid $1100 for this Everride.
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Why is it, at least up here with the lush dense lawns people create in summer, that commercial mowers always give a lower quality look than a residential mower.. several neighbors have their yards cut by services or own their own zero turn of some type, and can always tell those yards for more layed over look to the grass as opposed to the cut and stand straight look of a residential walk behind .. the commercials definitely cut much taller grass much easier than a push but to me doesn't look as good. I notice in Florida most lawns seem harsher not as soft
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