Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

Trimmer Advice in a Hurry


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 03-18-2011, 11:11 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

UPDATE:


I picked up a Stihl, articulating hedge trimmer attachment for it today!
I was debating the purchase of an edger attachment, but I think the hedge trimmer will be more useful in the long run. I have a decent Craftsman hedge trimmer, but this baby will give me more "ooompf!" for cutting the heavy stuff as well as extended reach.

















and folded into the transport/storage position...





Just loosen two screws on the string trimmer head, slide it off, slip on the hedge trimmer attachment, tighten, and it's ready to go - takes about 60 seconds.

They sell two models - a "straight" one, and this articulating model that has 13 locking positions. Some features are worth the added cost, and even though it's a lot of money for an attachment, it would run me twice that for a dedicated unit.

I got lucky in that a guy I know told me they were having an open house today at the local dealer - everything was 10% off.
Reg. $229.
Today it was $204 for a savings of $25.

(I also bought the Toro push mower seen above and got all sorts of free goodies too)


I saved $77 today due to blind luck. Had I not been told about the open house, I would have missed out.
Heck, I saved more than that actually... he tossed in an $18 fuel can (that I asked to buy) for free.
I also got samples of fuel additive (to fight that friggin' ethanol) to treat 30 gal of gas, a Stihl t-shirt, A Toro hat, safety glasses, a Toro mug, a digital tire pressure gauge, and a padded trimmer shoulder strap.
It was like Christmas in July... in March!

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #22  
Old 03-19-2011, 02:41 AM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 901
Rep Power: 6
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Very nice looking unit. I have a hedge attachment for my echo. Here's a tip that I have found useful. You will find that it will seem a bit heavy. Move your hand forward past the large round handle when you use it, it will seem lighter and give you better control of it as you try to trim.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jymie View Post
Very nice looking unit. I have a hedge attachment for my echo. Here's a tip that I have found useful. You will find that it will seem a bit heavy. Move your hand forward past the large round handle when you use it, it will seem lighter and give you better control of it as you try to trim.
I'll keep that in mind.
This will come in handy for the 8' hedges in my yard.

Can't wait to try it out.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Dean Hipps Dean Hipps is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 4
Dean Hipps is on a distinguished road
Default Stihl

I have the Sthil 110R, I can say one thing about these, They are really tough. I replaced a Husqvarna 226lxi, It lasted 7 years. The difference I noticed between the two. The Sthil doen't bog like the Husky did, but it does not rev up like the Husky did either. After using the Sthil one season, I am VERY pleased with it. I will add another one some time this year. The Sthil weighs a little more then the Husky, but the cut is worth it. I could bog the Husky, I haven't bogged the sthil as of yet. Haven't cut the same grass thou, but I am comparing what I remember of the 226 of a few years ago with that of the 110 now. I will only buy Sthil now. They are worth the $$.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-05-2012, 09:11 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Old thread back from the dead...


I picked up an edger attachment for the Stihl today.

I have a crappy homeowner unit with a split shaft/attachments that I use for the occasional edging jobs. Well, the ONE time I needed to edge, the lousy thing wouldn't run, so I said screw it, and went and got the better edger attachment for the Stihl.

I'll have to post pics.


BTW, I am still happy with the Stihl. It's not starting up as quickly as it used to, but overall, it's been a good unit. The hedge trimmer attachment has gotten a lot of use, and was certainly a wise investment.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-06-2012, 05:20 AM
OziGardenGuy OziGardenGuy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 3
OziGardenGuy is on a distinguished road
Default

I found it better to choose a light, but high quality line cutter for edging, etc and a rougher but larger capacity (33cc or greater) for the heavy stuff.

Keep the 'nice' unit nice. Thrash the 'beast'.

The nice unit, maybe a small straight-shaft Tanaka, is light and fast for quality domestic clients. Fit it with the right line and it's a very powerful tool that is light on line use and easier on your body. The 'beast' unit (maybe a lower-cost import multi-tool), can be run on blades, mini hedge trimmer, mini chainsaw, etc.

Also, you then have a back-up if your primary fine quality unit fails, and also put the hard and dirty brush-cutting work (slashing 1/4 - 1/2 acre feral lots, etc) onto the heavier unit whose higher-torque motor can handle more punishment, albeit at a higher fuel expense per hour.

Cheers - GardenGuy.
__________________
www.mygardenguy.com.au Lawn mowing, lawn care and gardening services on Sydney's North Shore.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Here's the new edger attachment!







This was the first time I used it. The grass isn't cut and walk wasn't blown yet.
It completely blows the homeowner unit out of the water in terms of powering through the dirt. This attachment isn't as fast to swap as the hedge trimmer attachment I have, so eventually, I'll probably buy a dedicated edger.

Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,171
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that does look nice!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:41 PM
Shark1611 Shark1611 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 356
Rep Power: 4
Shark1611 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Help.
(posting from phone, bear w/me)
My trimmer crapped out on me before I had a chance to upgrade to a commercial trimmer. (just starting out)
I need one quickly, and rather than buying cheap, I want to spend money on a good one that will last.

That said, I'm posting from the vet ER waiting room, so there goes the money I thought I had saved up. Sigh.

Looking for something that is "attachment capable" and able to cut tall grasses/weeds as well as routine trimming. Want to add attachments over time.

Locally I'm looking at:
Stihl (combi system?) From Stihl dealer - $369?
Echo split boom (Home Depot) $299
Husqvarna (Lowes) $199

If I were on computer Id look up model numbers, but in mean time, any guidance welcome.

I'm about to head home... will try to post the exact models later.

Thanks!
I love Redmax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-14-2012, 06:03 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shark1611 View Post
I love Redmax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're about 2 years too late, but I'll keep that in mind.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New trimmer workdog Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 3 08-11-2010 07:22 PM
Hedge Trimmer advice? Basilhayden General Talk 2 11-09-2009 12:22 PM
Trimmer Rack Saddlewood Starting a lawn care business. 6 04-16-2009 08:38 PM
NEW TRIMMER! LGYardService Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 9 06-02-2008 09:00 PM
New Trimmer makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10 03-07-2008 07:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Watch 22 Jump Street...
simleo259
Today 08:19 AM
Today 08:19 AM
by simleo259
0 9
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
Today 07:01 AM
by kslawn
2 110
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
Today 06:52 AM
by broderick811
14 1,289
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Today 06:38 AM
by kslawn
9 204
Customer letters
kslawn
Today 06:17 AM
Today 06:17 AM
by kslawn
0 12
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Today 05:38 AM
by kslawn
13 795
Should I ?
googus
Yesterday 04:06 PM
Today 05:29 AM
by kslawn
1 73
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 11:15 PM
by SGL1
25 1,086
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
Yesterday 10:11 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 175
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
Yesterday 07:18 PM
by LawnCareMan280
3 155
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
Yesterday 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
2 72
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
Yesterday 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 203
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 601
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 434
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 215
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 491
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 508
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-20-2014 08:03 AM
by kslawn
1 145
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-19-2014 05:40 PM
by kslawn
1 108
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 109
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 112
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 650
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 960
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
07-16-2014 08:38 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
73 4,226
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 699
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 631
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,372
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 214
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-15-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
9 314
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,647
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 390
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 320
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 783
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 499
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 500
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,821
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 492
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 172
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 604
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 256
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 737
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,187
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 479
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 339
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 311
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,367
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 210
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 210
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 288
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,175
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 34'' ads birdscaping blades charge christmas christmas light hanging commercial craigslist customers ditches employee problems exmark fall ferris financing franchise gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday how much to charge installation invoice labor cost late lawn lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf cleanup lesco lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mechanic mowing new and restored landscapes new buisness new business podcast promotion riding mower running a business savannah scag seo social media starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services tips top dresser toro tree care truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy