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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?
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:17 PM
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I got a troybuilt trimmer today. 2 stroke, 27cc. I also bought the edger attachment with it. The trimmer is awesome. Lots of power. Problem is, I couldnt get the edger to egde my yard. I was trying to cut overgrown clover and it kept bogging the edger down. I think I may have wasted $70 on the edger.
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Pays to get a good commercial equipment even if used it will pay off in the long run. Store bought even when they say commercial its not really. I use a Shindaiwa stick and works great worth the 250 i paid.
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ive been down your road before.. i run only commercial stuff now. It may cost double or even triple but the stuff actully works and thats worth the money.
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I do agree. I will be doing this parttime unless the business really takes off. There is a million people mowing in my area, so I dont know if I can get much business. In the event it doesnt work out, I didnt want to have this expensive equipment for my personal use. Probably the wrong way of thinking, so chaulk this up as mistake #1.
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There is nothing wrong with TB products, care for them properly and follow the maintenance instructions and they will do you well. You may have gotten a defective edger. Take it back and exchange it. I dont use the edger attachment but I have the 4 stroke model and use the brush cutter and tiller attachments and it really kicks a$$. I love it.
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I had the same problem with the edger attachment I had with my troy bilt edger, so i took it back and learned how to edge with a string trimmer.
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I like it as a trimmer. Does an awesome job. I think I will just take the edger back and get refund.
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Have you looked online for some local used commercial equipment? Maybe that would be helpful?
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I do agree. I will be doing this parttime unless the business really takes off. There is a million people mowing in my area, so I dont know if I can get much business. In the event it doesnt work out, I didnt want to have this expensive equipment for my personal use. Probably the wrong way of thinking, so chaulk this up as mistake #1.
Well U have to start somewhere and everyone starts small just keep at it might take a few years till good money starts flowing in. But it will come if U work at it and do a better job for a few bucks less then everyone else
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The edger wasnt the problem. It was the operator. Go figuere. LOL. I had to take the dust flap off of it and then it worked pretty good. My yard hasnt been truely edged in atleast 3 years. I have trimmed it, but lots of thick overgrowth. Looks pretty good now though.
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